The top-two winningest programs in college basketball history will meet for the ninth time in the last 11 seasons when No. 5/5 Kansas (17-2, 5-1 Big 12) plays host to No. 12/13 Kentucky (16-4, 6-2 SEC) as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday, Jan. 29. ESPN will televise the game at 5 p.m. (Central) with Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Holly Rowe calli
Former Kansas men’s basketball teammates Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins were named 2022 NBA All-Star starters, the league announced on Wednesday. In a fan vote, Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers will be a starter on the Eastern Conference team, while Wiggins of the Golden State Warriors will be on the Western Conference squad.
Kansas men’s basketball signees Grady Dick, Ernest Udeh Jr. and M.J. Rice have been named 2022 McDonald’s All-Americans and will participate in the McDonald’s All-America game on March 28 at the United Center in Chicago. Kansas and Duke tied for the most players in this year’s game with three.
ESPN College GameDay Covered by State Farm will broadcast live on Saturday, Jan. 29 in advance of the Kentucky at Kansas men’s basketball game. The one-hour GameDay show will begin at 10 a.m. with tipoff vs. Kentucky slated for 5 p.m., also on ESPN. Festivities surrounding the event begin Friday, Jan. 28, at 5 p.m. with Wendy’s Fanfest at the Phog.
Led by a career-high 37 points from Kansas senior Ochai Agbaji, the No. 7 Kansas Jayhawks defeated No. 13 Texas Tech Red Raiders 94-91 in a thrilling double-overtime contest inside Allen Fieldhouse on ESPN Big Monday.
Kansas senior Ochai Agbaji has been named the co-Big 12 Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. This is the second straight week Agbaji had been named for the weekly award and the third time this season. Agbaji is the first KU player to be awarded the weekly honor in consecutive weeks since Josh Jackson did in 2016 on Nov. 21 and Nov. 28.
Despite trailing by 16 at halftime, No. 7 Kansas marched all the way back behind a last-second Ochai Agbaji lay-in to take down the Kansas State Wildcats in the Dillons Sunflower Showdown, 78-75, inside Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday.
For Saturday’s Dillons Sunflower Showdown men’s basketball game, Kansas and Kansas State will honor two former players who broke the color barrier at each institution in 1951-52 - LaVannes Squires of Kansas and Gene Wilson of Kansas State.
No. 7 Kansas (15-2, 4-1) concludes its two-game road trip at Kansas State (10-7, 2-4), Jan. 22, for the Dillons Sunflower Showdown. Tip from Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas, is set for 3 p.m. (Central) and the game will be televised on Big 12 NOW on ESPN+.