Kansas hits the road for the first time in Big 12 play this season as the Jayhawks test their mettle against the Iowa State Cyclones in Ames.
Kansas is the #3 team in the country in the AP Poll, while Iowa State comes in unranked (probably due to that loss to Florida A&M. Or Oregon State. Or TCU). KenPom currently has KU at #2 and ISU at #54.
Kansas leads the all-time series with Iowa State 182-66, which includes a 26-22 mark in Hilton Coliseum. The most recent meeting was a 78-66 Iowa State win in the Big 12 Tournament Chamionship game last March. The teams have split their last 10 meetings, and ISU has won two of the last three matchups.
Here are the essentials:
(3) Kansas: 11-2, 1-0
Iowa State: 7-6, 0-1
Line: KU -4.5
How to Watch
Wednesday, Jan 8, 7:00 p.m. CST
Ames, IA: Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
TV: NONE (Thanks Jeff Long)
Online Streaming: ESPN+ (Requires subscription)
www.watchespn.com (click for direct link) or (presumably) the ESPN app
- Mark Neely (Play-by-Play), Lance Blanks (Analyst)
Radio: Jayhawk Radio Network
- Brian Hanni (Play-by-Play), Greg Gurley (Analyst)
So far this season, Kansas and Iowa State rank 1-2 in the Big 12 in scoring offense and offensive field goal percentage.
KU is 133-59 (69.3%) on the road in Big 12 play since 1996-97. The team with the next highest winning percentage in that span is Texas, which is 86-107 (44.6%) in conference road games.
Re-read that last stat.