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Kansas State at Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Preview and Open Thread

Rock Chalk!

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Kansas returns to the friendly confines of Allen Fieldhouse to take on their in-state rivals from Manhattan, who share a mascot with like 50 other universities and numerous high schools and middle schools.

Kansas (12-1, 1-0) is currently ranked #3 in the AP Poll.

K-State (12-1, 1-0) comes in unranked.

Time 8:00 PM
Location Lawrence, KS
Venue Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Series KU leads 191-93
Television ESPN2
Online Streaming WatchESPN
Radio Jayhawk Radio Network
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Satellite: XM 84
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K-State is coached by everyone's favorite, Bruce Weber, who is 81-55 in his fifth season in Manhattan. Weber is 404-210 in 19 seasons, with previous stops at Southern Illinois and Illinois. Weber is 2-9 all-time against KU.

Bill Self is 27-5 all-time vs K-State; including 26-5 while at Kansas.

KU is 191-93 vs K-State all-time, a winning percentage 67.3%. Additionally, KU has won 52 of the last 57 meetings vs K-State. So if we do the math and take out the last 23 years, that means KU was only 139-88 against K-State, a winning percentage of 61.2%. So yeah, I guess technically, the series was "basically even" back in the day. Whatever helps you sleep at night, Willie.

Kansas has won 46 straight games inside Allen Fieldhouse.

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