There are plenty of ways to put points on the board in college basketball—from pounding the ball to a great post scorer to raining three-pointers—and the best offenses include them all. Of course, not every Top 25 program has an offense that’s as impressive as its lofty ranking.
Kansas, for example, has big-time star power with Andrew Wiggins and Perry Ellis at the forward spots, and stopping the Jayhawks at the rim has been as tough as advertised. However, a lack of depth or effective long-range shooting has kept KU from being as dominant an offensive force as it appeared to be on paper.
Herein, a closer look at Bill Self’s team and the rest of the AP Top 25, with an eye to assessing the strengths and weaknesses they’ve displayed on the offensive end. Depth of scoring and heights of individual production both factor in here, along with how efficient a team is in terms of passing and of making the shots it puts up.