Kansas stays home in Allen Fieldhouse for the Big 12-SEC Challenge as Tennessee comes to town.
Kansas is the #3 team in the country in the AP Poll, while Tennessee comes in unranked. KenPom currently has KU at #1 and Tennessee at #50.
Kansas leads the all-time series with Tennessee 3-1, which includes a 1-0 record inside Allen Fieldhouse. The most recent meeting was an 87-82 Kansas win in overtime in the 2018 preseason NIT in New York City.
Here are the essentials:
(3) Kansas: 15-3, 5-1
Tennessee: 12-6, 4-2
Line: KU -14.5
How to Watch
Saturday, Jan 25, 3:00 p.m. CST
Lawrence, KS: Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
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
- Dan Shulman (Play-by-Play), Jay Bilas (Analyst), Holly Rowe (Reporter)
Kansas is expecting its 300th consecutive sellout, a streak that dates back to December of 2001.
This is the 18th time Kansas has been a part of ESPN’s College Gameday, and KU’s 8th time as the host. The Jayhawks are 11-6 so far when the Gameday crew is in town, but have won 6 of the last 7.
The Big 12 leads the annual B12-SEC Challenge 4-1-1. Kansas is 4-2 in the event.
Tennessee is in the top-10 nationally in points allowed per game and blocks per game.
Remember Rick Barnes? He’s currently the head coach at Tennessee. Barnes is just 7-21 all-time vs Kansas.