Kansas meets up with Oklahoma in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City.
KU enters the contest at 19-8, ranked #11 in the latest AP Poll. OU, meanwhile, is 15-9 and ranked #25. KenPom has the Jayhawks at #21 and the Sooners at #38. Note that the Jayhawks will be without David McCormack and Tristan Enaruna due to Covid protocols.
KU leads the all-time series with Oklahoma 151-69. The most recent meeting between these two programs was a 75-68 OU win in Norman back on January 23.
The Jayhawks are coming off a 67-62 home win over UTEP, while the Sooners won a 79-73 affair against Iowa State in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament just yesterday.
Here are the essentials:
#11 Kansas: 19-8, 12-6 Big 12
#25 Oklahoma: 15-9, 9-8 Big 12
Line: KU -2.5
How to Watch
Thursday, March 11, 5:30 p.m. CST
Kansas City, MO: T-Mobile Center (fka Sprint Center)
TV: ESPN or ESPN2
- Bob Wischusen (Play-by-Play), Fran Fraschilla (Analyst), Holly Rowe (Reporter)
Radio: Jayhawk Radio Network
- Brian Hanni (Play-by-Play), Greg Gurley (Analyst)
Online Streaming: www.espn.com/watch or the ESPN app (requires ESPN+ subscription)
Historically, KU is 8-2 as the #2 seed in the Big 12 Tournament.
Since the Big 12 began, KU is 46-12 in the conference tournament, including 20-3 in the quarterfinal round.
Kansas leads the Big 12 in FG% defense and 3-pt FG defense.
Against Oklahoma, KU has won 9 of the last 12 matchups as well as 22 of the last 27.
KU is 42-10 inside the T-Mobile Center, and 228-84 overall in Kansas City.