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Good thing this ain’t football.

NCAA Basketball: Iowa State at Kansas Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas and North Dakota State meet up in Lawrence for a non-conference matchup.

Kansas enters the contest with a ranking of #7 by the AP, while NDSU is unranked. KenPom has the Jayhawks at #5 and the Bison at #198. The preseason conference coaches poll picked NDSU to finish 3rd (with 3 first-place votes) in the 9-team Summit League this year.

Kansas and NDSU have met just once before; the previous meeting was an 84-74 Kansas win in the 2009 NCAA Tournament.

The Jayhawks are coming off an 89-54 home win over Washburn, while NDSU comes in off a 69-58 road loss to Creighton.

Click here for a more in-depth look at the Bison.

Here are the essentials:

The Numbers

(7) Kansas: 3-1, 0-0 Big 12

North Dakota State: 0-3, 0-0 Summit

Line: KU -25

How to Watch

Saturday, Dec 5, 3:00 p.m. CST

Lawrence, KS: Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)

TV: Big 12 Now/ESPN+

- Dave Armstrong (Play-by-Play), Nick Bahe (Analyst)

Radio: Jayhawk Radio Network

- Jimmy Chavez (Play-by-Play), Greg Gurley (Analyst)

Online Streaming: www.espn.com or the ESPN app (requires cable provider login or ESPN+ subscription)

Fun Facts

After playing its first home game without any fans, KU Athletics plans to allow somewhere between 1500 and 2500 people into Allen Fieldhouse for this one.

Kansas has had four different leading scorers in each of its four games so far. The only KU starter who has not led the team in scoring in a game is the leading scorer overall in Ochai Agbaji.

KU’s Jeff Withey played volleyball before switching to basketball in high school. (Just seeing if you are still paying attention.)