Kansas and Western Virginia meet up in Morgantown in the return trip of the annual conference home-and-home as we close in on the home stretch of the Big 12 schedule.
KU enters the contest with a ranking of #23 by the AP, while West Virginia comes in ranked #17. KenPom has the Jayhawks at #22 and the ‘Eers at #21.
Kansas leads the overall series against WVU by a 15-5 count. However, the Jayhawks have emerged victorious in Morgantown just 3 times in 8 tries. The most recent meeting was a 79-65 KU win in Lawrence back in December. Overall, Kansas has won five-straight against West Virginia, and 9 of the last 10 recent matchups.
The Jayhawks are coming off a less-than-impressive 74-51 home win against K-State, while the Mountaineers snagged a 76-76 road win at Iowa State in their last outing.
Here are the essentials:
(23) Kansas: 12-6, 6-4 Big 12
(17) West Virginia: 12-5, 5-3 Big 12
Line: WVU -1.5
How to Watch
Saturady, Feb 6, 1:00 p.m. CST
Morgantown, WV: WVU Coliseum
- Spero 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 (?)
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 this afternoon to extend the streak.
Kansas is just 4-4 against ranked teams this year.
All six of KU’s losses this season have been to ranked teams or teams that have since moved into the AP Top-25.
KU has won two of the last three meetings in Morgantown.