Kansas Jayhawks basketball vs. Kentucky Wildcats: Lineups, time, TV, facts and figures

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Silas Walker/swalker@herald-leader.com

THE DETAILS

When/where: 5 p.m. Saturday, Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence

TV/radio: ESPN; WHB (810 AM)

About No. 12 Kentucky (16-4): Kentucky has won five of its last six games, including Tuesday’s 82-74 overtime victory over Mississippi State in Lexington, Kentucky. The Wildcats pounded then-No. 22 Tennessee, 107-79, on Jan. 15 in Lexington, Kentucky. TheWildcats shot 67.9% in that game, highest ever for UK under John Calipari. … Kentucky is 1-3 against ranked opponents. … UK is 4-3 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. … Georgia transfer Sahvir Wheeler is third in the country in assists per game (6.9). He scored 26 points with eight assists and four steals in a 98-69 win over North Carolina on Dec. 18 in Las Vegas. He had a career-high 14 assists in an 86-52 win over North Florida on Nov. 26 in Lexington. … Freshman TyTy Washington set the school record with 17 assists in a 92-77 win over Georgia on Jan. 8 in Lexington. … Former Davidson guard Kellan Grady hit seven threes in a 92-48 win over High Point on Dec. 31 in Lexington … Junior forward Oscar Tshiebwe grabbed a Rupp Arena record 28 boards in a 95-60 win over Western Kentucky on Dec. 22 in Lexington. Tshiebwe had 21 points and 22 rebounds in Tuesday’s win over MSU. He’s the first UK player to have a 20-20 game since Mike Phillips in 1975-76. Phillips had two that season. ... Tshiebwe has five 20 or more rebounding efforts this season tying Blake Griffin and Tim Duncan for most by a major college plyer since 1996-97. ... Kentucky is 114-56 in road games under Calipari. … Super senior Kellan Grady was a 2,000-point scorer and a four-time All-Atlantic 10 selection who averaged at least 17.0 points per game in four seasons at Davidson.

About No. 5 Kansas (17-2): KU trails the all-time series against Kentucky, 23-10. The Jayhawks have won four of the last five meetings. … Kentucky has lost four in a row to KU at Allen Fieldhouse. … Bill Self is 7-4 as KU coach versus Kentucky: 3-0 versus Tubby Smith and 4-4 against Calipari. KU has split the last two meetings with UK. The Jayhawks won, 65-62, on Dec. 1, 2020 in a Champions Classic game in Indianapolis. KU lost, 71-63, on Jan. 26, 2019 in an SEC/Big 12 Challenge game in Lexington. … KU is 9-0 at Allen Fieldhouse this season. KU has won 17 straight games in Allen … KU is 5-3 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge, including 2-1 versus Kentucky. … Self is 746-225 all-time, including 539-120 while at Kansas,. … KU is 286-15 in Allen under Self. … KU has had 50 rebounds in a game twice this season (Monday vs. Texas Tech and Jan. 4 at Oklahoma State). Last time KU had two 50-plus rebound games was in the 2011-12 season. … Kansas has secured 10-plus offensive rebounds in seven of its last eight games. … The Jayhawks have made 20-plus free throws in back-to-back games (Texas Tech, Kansas State) for the first time since Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2020 vs. St. Joseph’s and Kentucky. It’s the first time KU has made 20-plus free throws in consecutive games in the same season in conference play since Feb. 28, 2015 to March 7, 2015 when they hit 20-plus against Texas, West Virginia and Oklahoma. … Kansas is 14-1 when leading at the half. … Ochai Agbaji has 1,325 career points which puts him at 31st on the all-time KU scoring list. Agbaji has scored 20 or more points in five of his last six games. … Agbaji has started 96 consecutive games. He is eighth on the all-time list for consecutive starts at KU. … Jalen Wilson has secured at least 10 rebounds in four games this season and 15 times in his career.

PROJECTED LINEUPS

P

No.

Kentucky

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

34

Oscar Tshiebwe

6-9

Jr.

16.3

F

12

Keion Brooks

6-7

Jr.

10.2

G

31

Kellan Grady

6-5

Sr.

12.1

G

10

Davion Mintz

6-3

Sr.

13.6

G

2

Sahvir Wheeler

5-9

Jr.

11.1

P

No.

Kansas

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

33

David McCormack

6-10

Sr.

9.0

F

10

Jalen Wilson

6-8

So.

8.9

G

30

Ochai Agbaji

6-5

Sr.

21.3

G

2

Christian Braun

6-7

Jr.

15.3

G

3

Dajuan Harris

6-1

So.

5.2

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