The No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks will host No. 8 Texas Longhorns in a Big 12 featured game at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN2 with Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas calling the action.
How To Watch And Listen
- What: No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks vs. N0. 8 Texas Longhorns
- Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS
- When and Time: Saturday, January 2, 2021, 12 p.m. EST
- Live Stream & TV Channels: Watch ESPN2, WATCHESPN, ESPN App, TUNEIN, LIVE STATS
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Saturday’s meeting will be the 44th between Kansas and Texas, with the Jayhawks leading the all-time series 35-9. The last time these two schools met, Kansas secured a 69-58 victory on Feb. 3, 2020, in Lawrence.
Both teams enter the matchup in productive form, with Kansas (8-1, 2-0 Big 12) winning eight straight games since losing to No. 1 Gonzaga in its season opener and Texas winning (7-1, 1-0) since fall to then-No. 12 Villanova in the Big East-Big 12 Battle on Dec. 6.
The Jayhawks sit atop the Big 12 Conference Standings after winning a pair of league games against ranked teams – seventh-ranked West Virginia and then-No. 14 Texas Tech.
This will be the sixth matchup against ranked opponents for Kansas in the COVID-19 pandemic delayed season and Bill Self’s side is 4-1 from the previous five fixtures.
Meanwhile, Texas, which will play for the first time since opening conference play with a narrow 77-74 victory over Oklahoma State on Dec. 20, is confident about halting Kansas’ fruitful run, but is also aware that they must play hard for the entire 20 minutes.
Matt Coleman III is averaging 13.9 points with 4.5 rebounds for the Longhorns this season, while Courtney Ramey is putting out 13.1 points per game.
Meanwhile, freshman Greg Brown, who is averaging 12.5 points and 7.5 rebounds from eight games this season, has averaged 19.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks over the last three outings.
He posted a career-high 24 points, 14 rebounds, and 3 blocks in the win against Oklahoma State.
For Kansas, Ochai Agbaji is averaging 14.8 points and 4.7 rebounds and Jalen Wilson is putting out 14.6 points and 7.9 boards per contest through nine games.