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How to Watch: Kansas vs Gonzaga

The season opener is a matchup with the top team in the country.

NCAA Basketball Tournament - UC Davis v Kansas Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images

The season opener for both of these squads features a top-10 opponent on the sidelines - unfortunately for the Jayhawks, they aren’t the ones with the “#1” in front of their name.

It is Gonzaga who comes in with the preseason #1 ranking in the AP Poll, while Kansas enters the contest at #6. KenPom has the Zags at #1 and KU at #5. Obviously, the Zags were picked to finish first in every WCC preseason poll, however many there are.

The Jayhawks and Bulldogs have met just once before, an 80-66 Kansas victory back in November of 1998 in Allen Fieldhouse - one season before Mark Few took over in Spokane.

Click here for a more in-depth preview of the Zags.

Here are the essentials:

The Numbers

(6) Kansas: 0-0, 0-0 Big 12

(1) Gonzaga: 0-0, 0-0 WCC

Line: Gonzaga -3.5

How to Watch

Thursday, Nov 26, 12:30 p.m. CDT

Fort Myers, FL: Suncoast Credit Union Arena (3,500)


- Adam Amin (Play-by-Play), Bill Raftery (Analyst)

Radio: Jayhawk Radio Network

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

Online Streaming: or the FoxSports app (requires cable provider login or ESPN+ subscription)

Fun Facts

Kansas is 9-16 all-time against #1-ranked teams, including 4-2 under Bill Self. The Jayhawks have won their last two meetings against top-ranked foes.

Under Bill Self, Kansas is 18-7 against top-5 teams, including a 15-5 mark when ranked lower than its opponent.

Gonzaga’s next win will give Mark Few his 600th career victory as a head coach.