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.
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Here are the essentials:
(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: www.foxsports.com/live or the FoxSports app (requires cable provider login or ESPN+ subscription)
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.