Sooners come to town for Big Monday battle
Freshman G Marcus
|GM 28: vs. Oklahoma|
|Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)|
|Record||21-6, 10-4||16-10, 6-8|
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas Jayhawks will look to maintain their spot atop the Big 12 standings when they play host to the Oklahoma Sooners Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. KU, fresh off a win over No. 20 West Virginia Saturday night, will look to avenge its loss to OU last month in Norman. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m., on ESPN with Bob Wischusen (play-by-play), Dick Vitale (analyst) and Holly Rowe (reporter) calling the action.
KANSAS TO RETIRE SHERRON COLLINS’ JERSEY
Kansas will retire the jersey of Sherron Collins at halftime of the Oklahoma contest. A consensus First Team All-American, Collins was a four-year letterwinner at Kansas from 2007-10. Collins was the 2010 Lute Olson National Player of the Year by collegeinsider.com following his senior season. The Chicago guard was the 2010 Big 12 Championship Most Outstanding Player and a two-time All-Big 12 First-Team selection. He was named to the all-conference squad in each of his four seasons at KU. The 2007-08 Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year, Collins ranks fifth on the KU career scoring list with 1,888 points and ninth in assists with 552. Additionally, Collins is fifth on the KU career 3-point field goals made list with 232.
- With four games left in the 2017-18 Big 12 season, Kansas (21-6) is tied for the conference lead with Texas Tech (22-5), both having 10-4 league records. KU and TTU are two games ahead of Kansas State and West Virginia (8-6).
- At 10-4 in Big 12 play, Kansas has won 10 or more conference games for the 24th-straight season, a run which started in 1994-95.
- At halftime of the Oklahoma contest on Feb. 19, Kansas will retire the jersey of Sherron Collins. Collins will be the fifth player in the Bill Self era to have his jersey retired. See page 10 for more information on Collins.
- Hovering in the top-five most of the year, Kansas is No. 1 nationally in strength of schedule according to the NCAA. The Jayhawks are No. 7 in the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) which is tops in the Big 12.
- Since the inception of the Big 12 in 1996-97, Kansas is 63-20 all-time on ESPN Big Monday (35-1 at home, 28-19 on the road), including 44-12 under head coach Bill Self (24-0 at home, 20-12 on the road).
- KU is one win shy of claiming its 300th regular-season Big 12 victory. The Jayhawks have amassed a league record of 299-63 in 22 seasons in the Big 12, with Texas (223) and Oklahoma (211) the only other schools to have won more than 200 regular-season league contests.
- Ten of Kansas’ 14 conference games this season have been decided by seven points or less with the Jayhawks going 8-2 in those battles.
- Senior G Devonte’ Graham is the only player in NCAA Division I averaging 17.0-plus points, 7.0-plus assists, 1.7-plus steals and fewer than 3.0 turnovers per game. Graham is fifth nationally in assists per game at 7.2. See page 47 for more on #DG4AllAmerican.
- If in the starting line-up Monday, Graham will log his 100th start as a Jayhawk and become the 23rd player in KU history to reach that milestone.
- Sophomore C Udoka Azubuike is 20-for-22 (90.9 percent) from the field in his last three games. He leads the country in field goal percentage this season at 76.9 percent.
- Kansas and William & Mary are the only two schools in NCAA Division I to have five players averaging 12.0 points or better this season.
Kansas (21-6, 10-4) is ranked No. 13 in both the Associated Press and USA TODAY Coaches’ polls, released Feb. 5. Kansas leads the Big 12 in 3-point field goals made at 10.0 per game, which is 22nd nationally. KU also ranks in the top three in the Big 12 in scoring (third at 81.6), scoring margin (third at +10.9, 26th nationally), field goal percentage (second at 48.8, 22nd nationally), 3-point field goal percentage (second at 39.0, 29th nationally), assists (second at 17.0, 19th nationally) and assist-to-turnover ratio (second at 1.5, 16th nationally).
On every national player of year watch list, senior G Devonte’ Graham is scoring 18.7 points per game in Big 12 play and 17.4 in all games, which is third in the Big 12. Graham is second in the conference in assists (7.2), third in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.7), eighth in free throw percentage (83.2), fifth in 3-point field goals made (2.9) and fifth in steals (1.7). Senior G Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is third in the Big 12 in 3-point field goal percentage (44.4) and third in 3-point field goals made (3.1) as he is the only player in the conference to rank that high in both 3-point stats. Mykhailiuk is averaging 15.3 points per game, which is 10th in the Big 12.
Sophomore C Udoka Azubuike leads the country in field goal percentage at 76.9 percent and is 20-for-22 from the field in his last three games. His 21 points against West Virginia (2/17) marked his sixth 20-point effort of the season. He has five double-doubles on the season, two in Big 12 play, and ranks 14th in the league in scoring at 14.1 points per game. Azubuike’s 7.0 rebound average is tied for sixth in the conference. Junior G Lagerald Vick is scoring 12.8 points per game for the season, which is 19th in the conference. Vick is third on the team with a 5.0 rebound average, just behind redshirt-sophomore G Malik Newman’s 5.1 rpg. Newman is averaging 13.2 points in conference play and 12.0 points for the season, which is 24th in the league. He is third on the team with 46 3-pointers made.
Freshman G Marcus Garrett is 10-for-14 from the field in his last four games, including 3-for-6 from 3-point range. He averages 4.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per contest. Sophomore F Mitch Lightfoot has started two games and is second on the team with 42 blocked shots. Lightfoot’s 1.6 blocks per game are eighth in the conference. Lightfoot averages 3.6 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.
Located in Norman, Oklahoma, with an enrollment of 31,250, Oklahoma is 16-10 on the season and 6-8 in Big 12 play after its 77-66 loss against Texas Feb. 17. The Sooners are looking to end a five-game losing streak when they come to Allen Fieldhouse. OU is coached by Lon Kruger who is 138-87 in his seventh season at OU and 617-391 in his 32nd season overall. Oklahoma leads the Big 12 in scoring offense (87.5, second nationally). The Sooners also rank in the top three in the Big 12 in 3-point field goals made (second at 9.9, 24th nationally), free throw percentage (third at 76.1), 3-point field goal percentage (third at 37.3), assists (third at 15.7) and blocked shots (tied for second at 5.0). OU pulls down 39.3 rebounds per game with a plus-1.5 rebound margin.
Freshman G Trae Young leads the NCAA in scoring at 29.0 points per game and assists at 9.2. He has 12 double-doubles this season and is third nationally with 3.9 3-pointers made per game. In Big 12 play, Young is scoring 30.1 points per game with six double-doubles. Junior G Christian James is next in scoring at 12.3 points per game and he is third on the team with 49 3-pointers made. James has 27 steals and he averages 4.8 rebounds per contest. Freshman F Brady Manek scores 11.0 points per contest and he is second on the team with 53 3-pointers made.
Junior G Rashard Odomes is a starter who averages 7.5 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. Senior F Khadeem Lattin is a starter who leads OU with 6.4 rebounds per game and with 55 blocked shots. Lattin scores 7.4 points per game and his 2.1 blocked shots average are fourth in the Big 12. Sophomore G Kameron McGusty comes off the bench to score 7.3 points per game. Other OU regulars include redshirt-junior C Jamuni McNeace (6.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg), redshirt-sophomore F Matt Freeman (2.8 ppg), sophomore F Kristian Doolittle (1.8 ppg, 3.4 rpg) and sophomore G Jordan Shepherd (2.7 ppg).
The series between Kansas and Oklahoma dates back to 1920 when both schools were members of the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Kansas leads, 146-67. Kansas has won four of the last five meetings and, since 2006, the Jayhawks have won 17 of the last 20 matchups against the Sooners. Kansas is 74-16 against Oklahoma in games played in Lawrence, including a 47-7 record in Allen Fieldhouse. Beginning in 1994, Kansas has won the last 16 meetings with Oklahoma in Allen Fieldhouse. Since the inception of the Big 12 Conference, Kansas is 25-7 against Oklahoma; 23-5 in regular-season play and 2-2 in the Big 12 Championship. Kansas head coach Bill Self is 17-6 all-time against Oklahoma, including 17-4 while at KU. Oklahoma head coach Lon Kruger is 8-19 versus Kansas, 3-9 while at OU.
THE LAST MEETING
A 24-point outing from senior G Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk wasn’t enough as the No. 5/5 Kansas Jayhawks were upended by the No. 12/11 Oklahoma Sooners, 85-80, Jan. 23 in Norman. KU tallied just two field goals over the final seven minutes of regulation as the Sooners sprinted past the Jayhawks on a 15-4 run to close the game.
Redshirt-sophomore Malik Newman added 20 points for the Jayhawks, while senior Devonte’ Graham had 11 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. Oklahoma’s Trae Young led all scorers with 26 points to go along with nine assists, while Christian James added 15 points and Brady Manek 14 points in the win.
A KANSAS WIN WOULD…
Make Kansas 22-6, giving KU 21 wins for the 29th-consectutive season, beginning in 1989-90 … Make Kansas 11-4 or better in Big 12 play, giving KU 11 conference wins for the 24th-consecutive season, beginning in 1994-95 … Give KU its 300th Big 12 regular-season victory … Make the Kansas-Oklahoma series 147-67 in favor of KU, including 75-16 in Lawrence meetings (48-7 in Allen Fieldhouse) … Give KU its 17th-straight win versus OU in Allen Fieldhouse, a run which started Jan. 10, 1994 … Make Kansas 13-3 in Allen Fieldhouse this season, 233-13 under Bill Self and 770-113 all-time in the venue … Give KU 13 wins in Allen Fieldhouse for the 19th-straight season, beginning in 1999-2000 … Make Self 18-6 all-time against Oklahoma (18-4 while at KU), 438-94 while at KU and 645-199 for his career … Make Kansas 2,239-847 all-time.
A KANSAS LOSS WOULD…
Make Kansas 21-7 on the season … Make Kansas 10-5 in Big 12 play and give KU five conference losses for the first time since 2014-15 and the fourth time in the 22-season history of the conference, matching its most conference losses in that span … Make the KU-OU series 146-68 in favor of the Jayhawks … End a Kansas 16-game winning streak against Oklahoma in Allen Fieldhouse, a run which started Jan. 10, 1994 … Make Kansas 12-4 in Allen Fieldhouse this season, marking the first time KU has lost four games in the venue since going 10-4 in 1988-89 … Make Kansas 232-14 in Allen Fieldhouse under head coach Bill Self and 769-114 all-time in the venue … Make Self 17-7 against Oklahoma (17-5 while at Kansas), 437-95 while at Kansas and 644-200 as a head coach … Make KU 2,238-848 all-time.
WEST VIRGINIA LEFTOVERS & NOTABLES
- Kansas improved to 21-6, giving KU 21 wins for the 29th-consectutive season, beginning in 1989-90.
- Kansas closed the game on a 19-3 run in the final 3:33 to erase a double-digit second-half deficit.
- Kansas went into halftime tied for just the second time this season, having won the first contest against Kansas State on Jan. 13, 2018. The Jayhawks are now 15-3 when going into the half tied with their opponent under Bill Self.
- Kansas is averaging 9.8 turnovers in its last five games. KU is averaging 11.5 TOs for the season.
- After going 4-for-14 (28.6 percent) for the first 10:05 of the second half, Kansas ended the game 7-of-11 (63.6 percent) from the field in the last 9:33. In that span, the Jayhawks went 14-of-17 (82.4 percent) from the free throw line.
- West Virginia’s two free throw attempts were the fewest by a Kansas opponent since Iowa State shot two charity tries on Feb. 12, 2011.
- West Virginia converted on just one free throw, which is the fewest by a Kansas foe since Winston-Salem State hit just one free throw on Dec. 19, 2006. It was the fewest in a conference game since Feb 22, 1992, when Kansas State one hit just one charity try.
- The Mountaineers shot 14-for-26 from behind the arc. The 14 made 3-pointers were West Virginias’s most made this season and tied Arizona State for the most by a Jayhawk opponent this season and are the most by a conference opponent since Iowa State drained 18 from behind the arc on Feb. 4, 2017.
- West Virginia’s 53.8 percent (14-for-26) from beyond the arc is the highest by a Jayhawk opponent this season.
- In his last six games, senior Devonte’ Graham has tallied 40 assists to 14 turnovers for a 2.86 assist-to-turnover ratio. In Big 12 play, he now has 96 assists and 38 turnovers for a 2.53 assist-to-turnover ratio.
- Sophomore C Udoka Azubuike went 7-of-10 from the free throw line for a new career high. Azubuike’s previous career high came against TCU Feb. 6, 2018, with four made free throws.
- Since his 1-for-8 free throw effort in the game at Oklahoma (Jan. 23), Azubuike is making 60 percent (18-of-30) of his attempts from the free throw line in the seven games since.
- In his last six games, Azubuike has shot 36-of-45 (86 percent) from the field. In Big 12, play he is 78-of-100 (78 percent).
RECORD BOOK REVIEW
Here are some things to keep an eye on as several Jayhawks continue to make an impact on the career and single-season KU record books:
- Senior Svi Mykhailiuk recently became the 60th player in KU history to score 1,000 points, currently at 1,025, which is 56th. He is the 15th player in Bill Self’s 15 seasons at Kansas to reach the milestone. Mykhailiuk is 20 points shy from cracking the school’s all-time top 50 in scoring.
- Mykhailiuk is already seventh on the KU single-season 3-point field goals made list with 84. He is five threes from the top five and closing in on “Downtown” Terry Brown’s record of 111 treys hit during the 1990-91 season.
- And finally, Mykhailiuk is hoping to continue one of the most accurate 3-point shooting seasons ever by a Jayhawk. He has hit 44.4 percent of his tries from long-range, which is just outside the KU top 10.
- Against Baylor (2/6), senior Devonte’ Graham became the 22nd player in KU history to record 1,500 career points. He currently sits 20th at 1,546. Graham is the third player in school history to tally 1,500 points, 500 assists and 175 steals in a career. Darnell Valentine and Kirk Hinrich are the only other Jayhawks to hit those numbers.
- Graham is also on pace to became the No. 2 3-point shooter in school history. His 265 treys trail Billy Thomas (269 from 1995-98) for second on Kansas’ career 3-pointers list.
- Graham is logging 37.3 minutes per game this year, which ranks as the fifth most in a single season.
- Sophomore Udoka Azubuike is primed to become the most-efficient shooting Jayhawk in a single season. His 76.9 shooting percentage is more than 10 points better than Mark Randall’s record clip of 64.6 percent achieved during the 1988-89 campaign.
BACK-TO-BACK WEEKS FOR KANSAS AND ESPN COLLEGE GAMEDAY
One week after hosting its eighth ESPN College GameDay Covered by State Farm, Kansas will be the road team when GameDay heads to Texas Tech, Feb. 24. The Texas Tech contest will mark the 19th time the Jayhawks will be featured on GameDay, with 15 regular-season appearances and three at neutral locations. After its 77-69 win against West Virginia (2/17), the Jayhawks are 10-5 in their previous regular-season appearances (13-5 overall).
The weekly-traveling telecast has originated from Allen Fieldhouse in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018. KU was the GameDay road team in 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. KU was also part of GameDay when it was at the 2006 Big 12 Championship semifinals in Dallas and the 2008 Final Four when Kansas won the title in San Antonio.
THIS DAY IN KANSAS BASKETBALL HISTORY
Kansas is 20-14 all-time on Feb. 19
Feb. 19, 1983: Kansas defeated conference rival Oklahoma 55-53 at Allen Fieldhouse. Junior Carl Henry’s 21-points led the way for a Jayhawk team that was tied with the 19th-ranked Sooners at the half, 29-29. KU was able to shut down OU’s freshman phenom Wayman Tisdale in the process. Tisdale scored a career low 12-points in the loss. The two-point victory would also be the first of two-straight wins against OU that season as KU would best OU once again in the first round of the Big Eight Tournament less than a month later, 87-77. Henry’s legacy at Kansas would continue on into the 21st century as his two children, Xavier and C.J., would suit up for the Crimson and Blue during the 2009-10 season.
LET’S TALK CHARITIES
Free throw shooting has been a popular topic for those covering the Jayhawks this season, and for good reason. This year’s Kansas squad began the year averaging less than 12 free throw attempts per game over its first 12 contests, which included 10 games when it had 10 or fewer. All this after each of the previous 11 KU squads had averaged over 21 FTAs per outing in their respective seasons.
But in the second half of the 2017-18 campaign, the Jayhawks have turned this trend around. In games 13-27, KU has seen 20.7 attempts per outing, with four instances of 26 or more charity tries, including 35 against West Virginia (2/17). The increase in attempts has translated to more points for the Jayhawks, who are getting 14.4 points per game from the stripe in games 13-27, compared 8.6 in the first the first 12 contests. Kansas’ 20.4 FTAs per game in league play are the third-most in the conference.
Devonte’ Graham is a big reason for the recent influx of free throws. The senior guard has accounted for 35.7 percent of his team’s free throw attempts during Big 12 play (7.6 per game). In his first 12 outings this year, Graham saw only 3.2 charity tries per game.
KANSAS EYING 300TH BIG 12 WIN
A win over Oklahoma would give Kansas its 300th Big 12 regular-season victory. In 22 seasons, the Jayhawks have amassed a record of 299-63 for an 82.6 win percentage. Only Texas (223) and Oklahoma (211) have claimed more than 200 victories in the Big 12 since the league’s inception in 1996-97. In its first 21 years as a Big 12 member, Kansas has won 16 regular-season league championships and has never finished lower than fifth in the final standings.
KU FROM DOWNTOWN
Kansas leads the Big 12 with 10.0 3-point field goals made per game, which is 22nd nationally. The Jayhawks are also second in the conference with a 39.0 3-point field goal percentage. Kansas has made 10 or more 3-pointers in six conference games and 13 total in 2017-18. For the season, the Jayhawks are 11-2 in games where they have made 10 or more threes. KU has also been deadly from long range in Allen Fieldhouse, hitting 42.2 percent of its 3-point tries on its home floor. Both the 2015-16 and 2016-17 Jayhawk squads hit better than 44 percent from three on James Naismith Court.
Last year, KU set the school single-season 3-point record, making 318 from beyond the arc for 8.8 per game. Three of the last eight Jayhawk squads have averaged more than seven treys per game, with both of the last two KU teams hitting an average of eight or more threes per contest. This season’s team recently became the sixth KU squad to make 250 3-pointers in a season.
DEVONTE’ + SVI = THREES
The senior pairing of Devonte’ Graham and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk has established itself as one of the top long-range shooting duos in KU history. Already this year, the two Jayhawk guards have combined for 163 of KU’s 270 3-pointers, which is 60.4 percent of the team’s threes. The prolific outside shooting from these two is nothing new as they continue to move up the all-time KU 3-point charts.
Since the advent of the 3-point line prior to the 1986-87 season, no other Kansas duo has tallied more threes over a three-year stretch than the 439 that Graham and Mykhailiuk have combined for since the 2015-16 season. At Oklahoma (1/23), Graham and Mykhailiuk passed Jeff Boschee and Kirk Hinrich as the most prolific 3-point shooting twosome in school history. Boschee and Hinrich amassed 405 treys while they played together from 2000-02. Graham is also one half of another sharp-shooting pair after he and Frank Mason III combined for the fourth-most threes (353) among KU duos during the last three seasons (2015-17).
Graham and Mykhailiuk are also among the most-accurate Jayhawk pairs. They have teamed up to shoot 41.4 percent from beyond the arc in that same three-year span, the third-best mark among KU teammates who have combined for 700 or more attempts. Rush and Chalmers boast the best combined percentage with a 42.7 percent (385-of-901) clip coming during their three seasons in Lawrence from 2006-08.
Udoka Azubuike ranks first in NCAA Division I in field goal percentage at 76.9 percent and he is one of only two players shooting 70 percent or better with a minimum of five shots made per game (Doral Moore of Wake Forest at 70.6). Azubuike is on pace to break the Big 12 single-season record of 69.3 percent, set by Ricardo Ratliffe of Missouri in 2011-12.
History has shown that it isn’t easy to lead the nation in a statistic. In fact, checking the NCAA Records Book of annual leaders, only twice has a Jayhawk led the country in a season stat and both were KU All-Americans. KU legend Clyde Lovellette led the NCAA in scoring average in 1951-52 at 28.6 points per game. More recently, Thomas Robinson led the country in double-doubles with 27 during the 2011-12 season. Under Lovellette’s leadership KU won the 1952 NCAA National Championship, while Robinson led the Jayhawks to a runner-up finish in 2012.
With a minimum of 175 attempts, the Kansas single-season field goal percentage record is 64.6 percent by Mark Randall in 1988-89. Last year, Landen Lucas shot 63.1 percent from the field, which ranks fourth on the KU single-season list. On the NCAA level, with a minimum of five makes per game, there have been only 12 players who have shot 70 percent or better in a season, with the most recent being Devontae Cacok of UNC-Wilmington, who set the NCAA record last season (2016-17) at 80.0 percent.
Including 2016-17, Kansas has won 17 of the 21 Big 12 regular-season titles (includes ties), including the last 13, which is tied for the NCAA record. Kansas’ 60 conference titles are the most in NCAA Division I. Kentucky is second with 54 and Penn third at 37. KU’s 13-straight league titles are the longest active streak in NCAA Division I and the longest streak in school history. Kansas is now tied with UCLA, which from 1967-79, also won the NCAA record of 13 straight, which was under two coaches. Kansas’ current run has been under head coach Bill Self.
BIG 12 RUN NO CAKEWALK
Kansas ended 2016-17 ranked No. 4 in the NCAA Rating Percentage Index (RPI) and its strength of schedule was 19th nationally. In Self’s first 14 seasons, KU has ranked fifth or higher in the final RPI 10 times, including each of the last eight years. This season the strength of the Big 12 is quite prevalent. Kansas tops leads the league in RPI and seventh nationally and strength of schedule at No. 1 (through games of Feb. 17). Texas Tech is second in RPI at 12th, while TCU is second in strength of schedule at 12th.
KANSAS VS TOP-25 TEAMS
With its 77-69 win against No. 20 West Virginia (2/17), Kansas is 4-3 against ranked foes this season with wins over then-No. 7 Kentucky on Nov. 14, No. 16 TCU on Jan. 6, No. 6 West Virginia on Jan. 15 and No. 20 West Virginia on Feb. 17. The KU losses were to No. 16/17 Arizona State on Dec. 10, No. 18 Texas Tech on Jan. 2 and at No. 12 Oklahoma on Jan. 22. Under Bill Self, Kansas is 86-44 against AP ranked opponents. In his 15 seasons at KU, Self’s Jayhawks have collected four wins or more over top-25 ranked foes in 12 of those seasons, which includes a 31-15 record from 2014-present.
Kansas’ record against top-10 ranked opponents is even more impressive. KU is 14-3 against foes ranked inside the top-10 of the AP poll since 2013-14. This number includes the Jayhawks’ victory over Kentucky on Nov. 14 and at West Virginia on Jan. 15. Since Bill Self’s first season, the Jayhawks are 13-2 against AP top-10 teams inside Allen Fieldhouse, which includes KU’s current streak of nine-straight home victories against top-10 foes
WHAT ELSE TO WATCH FOR…
- Senior G Devonte’ Graham is quickly moving up the school’s all-time career lists. Graham entered his senior season No. 45 on the KU scoring list with 1,075 points. At West Virginia (1/15), Graham became the 22nd player in KU history to score 1,500 career points. He currently sits 20th with 1,546 points.
- Against Iowa State (1/9), Graham moved into third all-time on the KU 3-point field goal list, currently at 265. Jeff Boschee (1999-2002) is first at 338 and Billy Thomas (1995-98) is second at 269.
- Entering 2017-18 with a 247-48 (83.7 percent) record since 2010, Kansas is the winningest program, by percentage, this decade: 1. KANSAS (247-48, 83.7%); 2. Gonzaga (239-47, 83.6%); 3. Kentucky (249-53, 82.5%); 4. Wichita State (233-53, 81.7); 5. Duke (238-56, 81.0%).
- The Jayhawks are pursuing their 14th-conseuctive Big 12 regular-season championship. A 14th league title would break UCLA’s NCAA record mark of 13-consecutive conference championships from 1967-79.
Kansas will play at Texas Tech on Saturday, Feb. 24. The game will start at 3:15 p.m. (Central) and will be televised on ESPN. ESPN College GameDay will be on hand which will mark the second straight week for KU to be featured on the weekly show.
Kansas will then close out its home portion of when it plays host to Texas, Feb. 26, on ESPN Big Monday. Tip time from Allen Fieldhouse will be 8 p.m. Beginning in 1983-84, Kansas has won a mindboggling 34-straight home finales, which includes 33 Senior Nights. In 2007, KU did not have a senior on the roster.
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