Kansas hosts UTEP in a hastily added non-conference game to end the 2020-21 regular season.
KU enters the contest at 18-8, ranked #13 in the latest AP Poll. UTEP, meanwhile, is 12-10 and unranked. KenPom has the Jayhawks at #20 and the Miners at #139. For some perspective, that puts the Miners 10 spots below TCU and 34 spots higher than Iowa State.
The shocking stat of the day: UTEP leads the all-time series with Kansas 3-1. The most recent meeting between these two programs was a four-point 67-63 KU win in the Bahamas in November of 2013.
The Jayhawks are coming off a 71-58 home win over Baylor, while the Miners won a 77-62 home affair against Charlotte back on February 28.
Here are the essentials:
#13 Kansas: 18-8, 12-6 Big 12
UTEP: 12-10, 8-8 C-USA
Line: KU -16.5
How to Watch
Thursday, March 4, 7:00 p.m. CST
Lawrence, KS: Allen Fieldhouse
- Dave Armstrong (Play-by-Play), Chris Piper (Analyst)
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)
Kansas leads the Big 12 in field goal percentage defense and rebound margin. Jalen Wilson is second in the Big 12 in rebounding.
David McCormack leads the Big 12 in field goal percentage.
Every KU senior class member since 1986-87 has posted 100 or more career wins.
Kansas has never defeated UTEP on U.S. soil. The Miners have emerged victorious over Kansas in Lubbock (1965-66), Chicago (1966-67), and Dayton (1991-92). This is their program’s first trip to Allen Fieldhouse.
Under Bill Self, KU is 132-5 overall in non-conference matchups inside Allen Fieldhouse, having won 19-straight against noncon opponents.