Kansas and Oklahoma meet up in Lawrence as the Big 12 season marches onward.
Kansas enters the contest with a ranking of #6 by the AP, while Oklahoma comes in unranked but receiving votes. KenPom has the Jayhawks at #12 and the Sooners at #44. The preseason conference coaches poll picked OU to finish 6th in the Big 12 this year.
Kansas leads the overall series against Oklahoma by a 150-68 count. The Sooners are just 7-50 all-time against KU inside Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas has won 19-straight against OU in Allen, which obviously includes a 13-0 mark under Bill Self. The most recent meeting between the two programs was an 87-70 KU win in Lawrence in February of last year.
The Jayhawks are coming off a 93-64 road win at TCU, while the Sooners come in off a 76-61 road loss at Baylor.
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Here are the essentials:
(6) Kansas: 9-2, 3-1 Big 12
Oklahoma: 6-3, 2-2 Big 12
Line: KU -6.5
How to Watch
Saturday, Jan 9, 3:30 p.m. CST
Lawrence, KS: Allen Fieldhouse
- Spiro Dedes (Play-by-Play), Bill Raftery (Analyst)
Radio: Jayhawk Radio Network
- Brian Hanni (Play-by-Play), Greg Gurley (Analyst)
Online Streaming: www.cbssports.com or the CBS app (requires cable provider login or CBS All Access subscription)
Kansas leads the Big 12 in blocked shots (4.4 per game) and rebounds (42.2).
The Jayhawks have had four different leading scorers in each of their last four games.
KU’s last seven losses have all been to ranked foes. (Oklahoma is unranked but RV in both polls.)
Jalen Wilson is the only Big 12 player ranked in the top-10 (in the conference) in both scoring (7th) and rebounding (4th).
Ochai Agbaji leads the Big 12 in 3-pointers made and 3-pt percentage.
Oklahoma has not won in Allen Fieldhouse since February 17, 1993, in an 80-77 affair. For perspective, Kansas has won a football game in Norman more recently (52-24 in 1996).