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How to Watch: K-State at KU

Everything you need to know to catch the Sunflower Beatdown tonight.

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KU and K-State meet up in Lawrence for the first edition of the hardwood edition of the Sunflower Showdown Beatdown.

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:

The Numbers

(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: or the ESPN app (requires cable subscription)

Fun Facts

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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