Saturday's contest that pits the Kansas Jayhawks (24-11) versus the Columbia Lions (28-5) at has a projected final score of 72-67 (based on our computer prediction) in favor of Kansas, who is a small favorite in this matchup according to our model. Game time is at 5:30 PM on April 1.

The Lions took care of business in their last game 77-70 against Bowling Green on Wednesday.

Columbia vs. Kansas Game Info

  • When: Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 5:30 PM ET
  • How to Watch on TV: CBS Sports Network

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Columbia vs. Kansas Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Kansas 72, Columbia 67

Columbia Schedule Analysis

  • The Lions clinched their signature win of the season on January 6, when they secured a 58-55 victory over the Princeton Tigers, who rank inside the top 50 (No. 37), according to our computer rankings.
  • Against Quadrant 1 teams, the Lions are 6-1 (.857%) -- tied for the 25th-most victories.
  • Columbia has four wins versus Quadrant 2 opponents, tied for the 50th-most in Division 1.
  • According to the RPI, the Jayhawks have eight wins against Quadrant 3 opponents, tied for the 30th-most in Division 1.

Columbia 2022-23 Best Wins

  • 58-55 on the road over Princeton (No. 37) on January 6
  • 78-71 on the road over Miami (FL) (No. 49) on November 27
  • 83-74 on the road over UMass (No. 51) on December 10
  • 88-82 at home over Syracuse (No. 54) on March 24
  • 77-70 on the road over Bowling Green (No. 56) on March 29

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Columbia Performance Insights

  • The Lions put up 78.8 points per game (13th in college basketball) while allowing 63.2 per outing (144th in college basketball). They have a +512 scoring differential and outscore opponents by 15.6 points per game.
  • In conference action, Columbia is scoring fewer points (76.9 per game) than it is overall (78.8) in 2022-23.
  • In 2022-23 the Lions are scoring 0.5 fewer points per game at home (78.4) than away (78.9).
  • At home, Columbia gives up 61.5 points per game. On the road, it concedes 64.7.
  • The Lions are posting 76.1 points per game in their last 10 games, which is 2.7 fewer points than their average for the season (78.8).