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Kansas vs. Kansas State Open Game Thread: 1.22.13
KANSAS CONTINUES ITS ROAD SWING
--No. 3/2 Kansas (16-1, 4-0) continues its road swing when it travels to No. 11/13 Kansas State (15-2, 4-0) on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. on Big 12 Television.
--First place in the 2013 Big 12 race is on the line.
--Kansas is 16-1 or better for the third time in the last four seasons and the fifth time in the 10 years of the Bill Self era. KU is 4-0 in Big 12 play for the second straight season and the seventh time under Self.
--Kansas leads the nation with a 15-game winning streak. Kansas State is tied for eighth with an eight-game winning streak.
--KU is second with a 32-game home-court winning streak. Kansas State's 12-game home-court winning streak is tied for 13th nationally.
--Kansas State is the third ranked team KU has faced in 2012-13. The Jayhawks are 1-1 against ranked foes with a 67-64 loss to then-No. 21/22 Michigan State (1/13) at the Champions Classic in Atlanta and won at then-No. 7/7 Ohio State, 74-66, on Dec. 22. This is the third time in the last four seasons both Kansas and Kansas State were nationally ranked at tip.
--Dating back to when KSU's Bramlage Coliseum opened for the 1987-88 season, Kansas is a mindboggling 22-2 against Kansas State in the venue.