If there’s one problem that I thought Kansas basketball wouldn’t have to deal with this season, it was getting outrebounded. Last Saturday against West Virginia, Kansas totaled 30 rebounds compared to the Mountaineers’ 44, 21 of which came as offensive rebounds.
West Virginia’s offensive rebounds gained the Mountaineers an additional 15 second-chance points, and easily could have cost Kansas the win. Granted, West Virginia is one of the best teams in the nation at offensive rebounding.
The Mountaineers rank seventh in the nation in offensive rebounding according to KenPom. So why does this matter?
Similar to West Virginia, Baylor is also good on the offensive boards.