Kansas and Omaha meet up in Lawrence in a non-conference matchup that for some reason is on national television.
Kansas enters the contest with a ranking of #5 by the AP, while Omaha is unranked. KenPom has the Jayhawks at #9 and the Mavericks at #215. The preseason conference coaches poll picked Omaha to finish 4th in the 9-team Summit League this year.
These two programs have met just once before, a 109-64 Kansas victory in Allen Fieldhouse in November of 2017.
The Jayhawks are coming off a tight 73-72 home win over #8 Creighton, while Omaha comes in off a 65-63 road win at SIU-Edwardsville.
Click here for a more in-depth look at the Mavericks.
Here are the essentials:
(5) Kansas: 5-1, 0-0 Big 12
Omaha: 2-4, 0-0 Summit
Line: KU -24.5
How to Watch
Friday, Dec 11, 6:00 p.m. CST
Lawrence, KS: Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
- Rich Hollenberg (Play-by-Play), Jimmy Dykes (Analyst)
Radio: Jayhawk Radio Network
- Brian Hanni (Play-by-Play), Greg Gurley (Analyst)
Online Streaming: www.espn.com or the ESPN app (requires cable provider login or ESPN+ subscription)
Jalen Wilson has led Kansas in scoring in 3 of the last 4 games.
Marcus Garrett has been named to every national player of the year watch list for 2020-21. (Not even kidding.)
In the game against Creighton, Mitch Lightfoot became the 21st player in KU history to record 100 career blocks.