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Missouri Tigers vs. Kansas Jayhawks: Probable starters, tipoff, TV, facts & figures

THE DETAILS

When/where: 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Allen Fieldhouse.

TV: ESPN.

Radio: WHB (810) in Kansas City; ESPN Wichita (92.3 FM) in Wichita.

PROBABLE STARTERS

P

No.

Missouri

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

35

Noah Carter

6-6

Sr.

12.6

F

23

Aidan Shaw

6-8

Soph.

3.1

G

55

Sean East

6-3

Sr.

16.8

G

10

Nick Honor

5-10

Sr.

11.8

G

2

Tamar Bates

6-5

Jr.

7.4

P

No.

Kansas

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

24

KJ Adams

6-7

Jr.

12.4

C

1

Hunter Dickinson

7-2

Sr.

20.1

G

15

Kevin McCullar

6-7

Sr.

19.2

G

3

Dajuan Harris

6-2

Sr.

5.9

G

13

Elmarko Jackson

6-3

Fr.

5.7

About Missouri (7-2): The Tigers take a four-game winning streak into the Border War battle versus KU. Missouri defeated Wichita State (82-72) on Sunday in Columbia. Before that the Tigers won at Pitt (71-64) and at home against Loyola (Maryland, 78-70) and South Carolina State (82-59). MU also has defeated Minnesota (70-68), SIU Edwardsville (68-50) and Arkansas Pine Bluff (101-79) and lost to Memphis (71-55) and Jackson State (73-72). … Missouri defeated WSU despite being outrebounded 48-32. MU has outrebounded its opponent in five of nine games after doing so twice in 35 games last season. … Mizzou has won its last four road games, its longest streak since 2000. … Since joining the SEC, Mizzou is 4-12 against Big 12 opponents. MU in its last game against a Big 12 team defeated Iowa State, 78-61, last January. … The Tigers are 5-34 against schools ranked in the top two, losing its last 19 contests since a victory over No. 1 Kansas in 1997. … MU is 1-6 when playing a top-two Kansas team on the road. The No. 2 Tigers beat the No. 1 Jayhawks, 77-71, in 1990. … Noah Carter has scored in double figures a team-best seven times this year and 14 of the last 17 games. . … Guard Sean East posted his second-straight 20-point game versus the Shockers (his fifth of the season), scoring a season-best 22 points in the win. East leads Mizzou with 16.8 points and 3.4 assists per game … Dennis Gates is 32-12 in two seasons at MU. … Facing a Pitt team that ranked first nationally in rebounds (48.5) and third in rebounding margin (+17.5), MU finished with a 36-33 edge on the boards. … The Tigers had a school record 12 blocks In a win over South Carolina State. Old record was 11, set three times and most recently in 2015. … Caleb Grill posted a double-double in the victory over Wichita State, adding 10 boards to his 13-point game. It was the second double-double of his collegiate career which included stops at UNLV and Iowa State. … The Tigers average 75.4 points per game, while allowing 67.2.

About No. 2 KU (8-1): KU has won three consecutive games in the series and eight of the last nine. KU also won an exhibition game between the teams in 2017. … KU has taken the first two games of this current six-game series spanning six seasons. KU won last year in Columbia (95-67) after winning in Lawrence (102-65) in 2021-22. The two teams stopped playing regularly after the Tigers left the Big 12 following the 2011-12 season. … The Jayhawks’ record book has KU leading the all-time series 176-95; MU has KU leading 174-95. Along with the 2017 exhibition being counted by KU, at dispute is a postseason benefit game for the 1924 U.S. Olympic Team held on March 26, 1924, at Convention Hall in Kansas City. The Jayhawks won, 15-14. MU’s 1924 Savitar Yearbook had no mention of that game; KU’s 1924 Jayhawker Yearbook did chronicle the game as did the Kansas City Times and Lawrence Journal-World … KU has won 14 in a row over Missouri at Allen Fieldhouse. … KU is 8-1 or better for the sixth-straight season beginning in 2018-19 and the ninth time in the last 10 seasons. … KU has won 10-straight games in Allen Fieldhouse, including 5-0 this season. KU is 845-117 all-time in the venue and 304-17 under Bill Self. … KU has won 12 straight nonconference games in Allen. ... Self is 150-6 against non-conference opponents in Allen Fieldhouse. … KU has won 57 consecutive games when outrebounding its opponent, the longest active streak in the NCAA. … The Jayhawks are 6-0 when shooting better than 50% in the opening half of a game. … KU is 7-0 when shooting 50% or better. … Hunter Dickinson recorded his 36th career double-double and fifth of the season with 14 points and 12 rebounds on 50% (6-of-12) shooting Tuesday versus the Kansas City Roos. Kansas is 5-0 when Dickinson records 10+ rebounds.

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