KU and K-State meet up in Lawrence for the first edition of the hardwood edition of the Sunflower
Kansas enters the contest with a ranking of #23 by the AP, while K-State comes in unranked. KenPom has the Jayhawks at #22 and the ‘Cats at #184, which is statistically the Big 12’s worst-rated team.
Kansas leads the overall series against KSU by a 199-94 count. The Wildcats have emerged victorious in Allen Fieldhouse just 18 times in 68 tries. The most recent meeting was a 62-58 KU win in Manhattan in February of last year. Kansas has won 11 of the last 12 recent matchups with K-State.
The Jayhawks are coming off a rough 81-60 road loss at Tennessee, while the Wildcats dropped a 68-61 home matchup with Texas A&M their last time out.
K-State is currently riding an 8-game losing streak, while the Jayhawks have dropped 4 of their last 5.
Here are the essentials:
(23) Kansas: 11-6, 5-4 Big 12
K-State: 5-13, 1-8 Big 12
Line: KU -17.5
How to Watch
Tuesday, Feb 2, 7:00 p.m. CST
Lawrence, KS: Allen Fieldhouse
- Ted Emrich (Play-by-Play), Lance Blanks (Analyst)
Radio: Jayhawk Radio Network
- Brian Hanni (Play-by-Play), Greg Gurley (Analyst)
Online Streaming: www.espn.com/watch or the ESPN app (requires cable subscription)
KU’s NCAA-record streak of consecutive weeks ranked in the AP Poll of 231 is suddenly in serious jeopardy. The Jayhawks need a win tonight and likely a win at West Virginia on Saturday to extend the streak.
Since 1993-94, KU is 60-6 (90.9%) vs KSU.
KSU has lost 14-straight inside Allen Fieldhouse (thanks, Svi!).
KU’s 199 total wins against KSU is first in the NCAA recordbooks of most all-time victories over a single opponent. (Second-most is Washington’s 190 wins against Oregon.)
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