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Kansas Jayhawks Combined Friday Night Open Thread

Big games for the Jayhawks on the basketball court and the volleyball court tonight.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Florida @ Kansas

The Jayhawks return home to Allen Fieldhouse after a successful run in the Orlando Classic, which saw them bring home the championship for that tournament against Michigan State.

Kansas is 5-1 on the year after completion of the Orlando Classic. KU currently resides at #11 in the AP Poll. Florida started off the season at #7 in the poll, but comes into this game 3-3 and unranked in the AP.

KU is 3-2 all-time vs the Florida Gators. The first meeting came back in 1994 in Allen Fieldhouse, when 5th-ranked Kansas defeated 6th-ranked Florida 69-63. The most recent meeting, as I'm sure we'll all remember, was last year, when Kansas opened up the game with a 10-3 lead, then fell waaaaaaaay behind, then attempted a late rally. Florida held on for the win, 67-61 in a game that wasn't really that close.

The Gators are coached by Billy Donovan, who is 454-172 in his 19th season at Florida.

The game will be televised on ESPN at 8 PM Kansas time.

Florida @ Kansas
Time 8:00 PM
Location Lawrence, KS
Stadium Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Series KU Leads, 3-2
Television ESPN
Radio Jayhawk Radio Network
Affiliate List
Satellite: SiriusXM Ch. 91
Online: Jayhawk Digital Passport
Live Stats Kansas Live Stats

Kansas in the NCAA Volleyball Tournament

Tonight is also a big night for the KU volleyball team. The Jayhawks have earned their third-straight national seed, and are the host for first and second round matches once again. (Click here for our Tournament Preview for the Jayhawks.) They'll be hosting at the Kansas ExpoCenter in Topeka due to the obvious scheduling conflict with Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas Volleyball is scheduled to take the floor at 6:30 PM Kansas time. The game will begin half an hour after the first game of the night, featuring Oregon State vs Creighton, which began at 4 PM.

Games will webstream live on and free of charge. The KU-UALR match will stream live on You can listen to radio play-by-play on, found under the Fan Central tab. You can also monitor the action by following @KUVolleyball on Twitter.