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Here’s hoping for another Sunflower Beatdown.

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Kansas finally returns home to Allen Fieldhouse after a two-game road swing where the Jayhawks will look to restart a home court winning streak.

Kansas is the #3 team in the country in the AP Poll, while Kansas State as usual comes in unranked. KenPom currently has KU at #1 (!!!) and K-State at... hold on... let me find it....

AH HA! K-State is ranked #88, and as of the end of the day on Monday was the only Big 12 team ranked below #80 at KenPom. So much for the reigning Big 12 champs.

Kansas leads the all-time series with K-State... holy cow, can that be right? It’s 197-94 (0.677), which includes a 49-18 (0.731) record inside Allen Fieldhouse. The most recent meeting was a 64-49 Kansas win in Lawrence last February.

Here are the essentials:

The Numbers

(3) Kansas: 14-3, 4-1

Kansas State: 8-9, 1-4

Line: KU -15

How to Watch

Tuesday, Jan 21, 6:00 p.m. CST

Lawrence, KS: Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)

TV: ESPN2

Online Streaming: www.espn.com (click for direct link) or (presumably) the ESPN app

- Jon Sciambi (Play-by-Play), Fran Fraschilla (Analyst)

Radio: Jayhawk Radio Network

- Brian Hanni (Play-by-Play), Greg Gurley (Analyst)

Fun Facts

Kansas has won 13 consecutive home games against K-State.

Kansas not lost two home games in a row since the 1988-89 season. That’s, uh, 31 years.

K-State leads the Big 12 in steals.

Kansas has won 9 of the last 10 matchups with K-State, however, 8 of the last 13 have been single-digit outcomes.

Bill Self is 33-6 (0.846) against the Wildcats.

Save your “We Own This State” signs, purple weirdos. Since 1994, KU is 58-6 (0.906) against KSU and their ridiculous mascot.