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UC Irvine @ Kansas Open Game Thread

It's a battle of unique mascots as the Jayhawks host the Anteaters.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

UC Irvine @ Kansas
Time 8:00 PM
Location Lawrence, KS
Stadium Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Series First Meeting
Television ESPNU
Radio Jayhawk Radio Network
Affiliate List
Satellite: SiriusXM Ch. n/a
Online (Free):
Live Stats Kansas Live Stats

Kansas comes home for the final game of the 2015 calendar year as they host the very physically imposing UC Irvine Anteaters. For your fun fact of the day, earlier this year UC Irvine started the tallest lineup in college basketball history.

Kansas (10-1) currently resides at #2 in the AP Poll and is coming off a 70-57 road victory at San Diego State.

UC Irvine is unranked and holds a 10-4 record on the year. They are coming off an 80-62 win against Norfolk State in the title game of the Sun Bowl Invitational. They've played a decent schedule but haven't beat the better teams on that schedule, dropping games to Boise State, Evansville, Saint Mary's, and Oregon.

The Jayhawks and Anteaters have never met before.

UC Irvine is coached by Russell Turner who is 100-84 in his 6th season with the Anteaters. UCI is a member of the Big West Conference, where they were picked to finish 1st in a close vote in the preseason media poll.