Kansas and Creighton meet up in Lawrence for a top-10 showdown between two high-scoring teams.
Kansas enters the contest with a ranking of #5 by the AP, while Creighton is ranked at #8. KenPom has the Jayhawks at #9 and the Bluejays at #15. The preseason conference coaches poll picked Creighton to finish 2nd (with 2 first-place votes) in the 11-team Big East behind Villanova this year.
Kansas holds a 9-6 edge in the all-time matchup between these two programs, with KU having won the last four meetings. That said, they haven’t played for 45 years, with the last matchup a 55-54 Kansas win in March of 1974 in Tulsa in the NCAA Tournament.
The Jayhawks are coming off a much tougher-than-expected 65-61 home win over North Dakota State, while Creighton comes in off a 93-58 home win over Kennesaw State.
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Here are the essentials:
(5) Kansas: 4-1, 0-0 Big 12
(8) Creighton: 3-0, 0-0 Big East
Line: KU -3.5
How to Watch
Tuesday, Dec 8, 4:00 p.m. CST
Lawrence, KS: Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
- Mark Neely (Play-by-Play), Robbie Hummel (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)
After playing its first two home games without any fans, KU Athletics plans to allow 2,500 people into Allen Fieldhouse for this one.
KU’s last six losses have been to ranked opponents.
Creighton has six players averaging over 10 points per game (small sample size/strength of schedule alert).