Kansas and Iowa State meet up for the second time in three days as the Jayhawks head to Ames for the return trip of the annual conference home-and-home.
KU enters the contest at 14-7, unranked (for the first time since 2009) but receiving votes. Iowa State, meanwhile, at just 2-13 is obviously not receiving votes . KenPom has the Jayhawks at #22 and the Hawkeyes at #138.
Kansas leads the overall series against ISU by a 183-66 count. That said, the Jayhawks are just four games over .500 in Hilton Coliseum at 26-22 all-time. The most recent meeting between these two programs was Thursday, a 97-64 KU win in Lawrence.
Here are the essentials:
Kansas: 14-7, 8-5 Big 12
Iowa State: 2-13, 0-10 Big 12
Line: KU -11.5
How to Watch
Saturday, Feb 13, 2:00 p.m. CST
Ames, IA: Hilton Coliseum
- Dave O’Brien (Play-by-Play), Fran Fraschilla (Analyst)
Radio: Jayhawk Radio Network
- Brian Hanni (Play-by-Play), Greg Gurley (Analyst)
Online Streaming: abc.com/watch-live/abc (May require subscription)
This is just the third time in the Bill Self era that Kansas has played the same opponent in back-to-back games (Missouri 2004, Okla St 2018).
All seven of KU’s losses have been to teams ranked in the Top-25 or that later moved into the Top-25. Not coincidentally, all of KU’s losses are considered “Quadrant 1” games.
Although KU has dominated the historical matchup with Iowa State and the Jayhawks have won 4 of the last 5 matchups, KU is “just” 8-5 in the last 13 meetings. KU has also won 3 of the last 4 in Hilton.
8 of the last 16 games with ISU have been decided by seven points or less, however, the average margin of victory for KU in the last 3 games against ISU is 26.3 points.