Kansas and West Virginia meet up in Lawrence in a Big 12 matchup between two top-10 teams.
Kansas enters the contest with a ranking of #5 by the AP, while West Virginia comes in at #8. KenPom has the Jayhawks at #9 and the Mountaineers at #8. The preseason conference coaches poll picked WVU to finish 3rd in the Big 12 this year behind Baylor and Kansas.
Kansas leads the overall series against West Virginia by a 14-5 count. The Mountaineers are 0-8 inside Allen Fieldhouse. The most recent meeting between the two programs was a 58-49 KU win in Morgantown in February of last year.
The Jayhawks are coming off a 58-57 road win at Texas Tech, while West Virginia comes in off a 70-65 home win vs Iowa State.
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Here are the essentials:
(5) Kansas: 7-1, 0-0 Big 12
(8) West Virginia: 7-1, 0-0 Big 12
Line: KU -2.5
How to Watch
Tuesday, Dec 22, 8:00 p.m. CST
Lawrence, KS: Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
- Dan Shulman (Play-by-Play), Dick Vitale (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)
Kansas is 3-1 so far this season against ranked foes.
KU’s last six losses have all come against ranked opponents. Three of those opponents were in the top-5.
Kansas has won 8 of the last 9 meetings with West Virginia.