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Kansas Jayhawks Basketball
The Kansas Jayhawks are a Division I college basketball team that competes in the Big 12 Conference. The Jayhawks are one of the most successful programs in college basketball history, winning over 3,000 games and having 27 conference championships.
The Jayhawks began their basketball tradition in 1898, following the lead of Dr. James Naismith, who invented the game of basketball in 1891 and then introduced it at the nearby University of Kansas in Lawrence. In 1907, they hired famous player and coach Forrest “Phog” Allen, who would lead them to their first conference title in 1922 and their first NCAA tournament appearance in 1923. They would go on to make 31 total appearances in the NCAA tournament under Phog Allen, including five Final Fours and winning the national championship in 1952. In 1969, they hired legendary coach Ted Owens, who would lead them to eight NCAA tournament appearances between 1970 and 1986. In 1988, they hired Roy Williams, who would take them to 14 NCAA tournament appearances between 1989 and 2003, including four Final Fours and two national championship game appearances. Williams left Kansas in 2003 to coach at North Carolina, but returned to Kansas in 2007 and has led them to nine more NCAA tournament appearances since then, including three more Final Fours.
The biggest rivals for Kansas are the Kansas State Wildcats, the Missouri Tigers, and the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Kansas State and Kansas have been competing against each other in basketball since 1907, making their rivalry the fourth oldest in college basketball. The two teams play each other at least twice every season, with the first game being played for the coveted Governor’s Cup.
Kansas and Missouri used to be rivals when Missouri was a member of the Big 12 Conference. The two schools stopped playing each other when Missouri left the conference in 2012. However, they have started playing each other again since then and their next game is scheduled for February 2020.
Lastly, Kansas has a rival in Nebraska even though Nebraska is not in the same conference as Kansas. The two schools used to be conference rivals when Nebraska was a part of the Big 12 Conference. They stopped playing each other when Nebraska left the conference in 2011 but have started playing each other again as of 2018.
In their history, the Jayhawks have won 5 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships in 1940, 1952, 1988, 2008, and 2012. The Jayhawks have also appeared in the Final Four 18 times and the NCAA tournament 41 times.
The Jayhawks currently rank No. 3 in the AP poll with a record of 12-1. They last played on January 9th against Oklahoma State, winning 83-77. Their next game is against Iowa State on January 13th.
The Jayhawks have a chance to improve on their 13-3 record from last season with a mostly home slate in 2020. Of their first 11 games, eight will be in Lawrence. After starting the season with three consecutive home games, the Jayhawks will hit the road for four of their next five, including trips to TCU (March 3-5) Baylor (March 10-12) and Texas Tech (March 24-26). KU will close out the regular season at home against Oklahoma State (May 14-16) and will look to defend its conference tournament title at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City (May 19-24).
The Jayhawks’ roster is currently loaded with talented players who are looking to make a deep run in the NCAA tournament this season. Some of the key players on the team include:
-Senior guard Devon Dotson, who is averaging 18.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game
-Junior guard Marcus Garrett, who is averaging 11.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game
-Sophomore center David McCormack, who is averaging 10.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game
Other players who are expected to make an impact this season include junior forward Silvio De Sousa, sophomore forward Tristan Enaruna and freshman guard Ochai Agbaji. With a strong core of players leading the way, the Jayhawks have a good chance to make a run at the National Championship this season.
How to Watch
The Jayhawks take on the Villanova Wildcats tonight at 7:00 PM EST on ESPN. You can also live stream the game on Watch ESPN or the ESPN app. Here’s everything you need to know to catch the game.
The game will be broadcast on CBS with Brad Nessler (play-by-play) and Gary Danielson (analyst) in the booth and Jamie Erdahl providing sideline reports.
If you’re not able to watch the game on TV, there are a few different ways that you can stream it online. If you have a cable subscription, you can probably log in to your provider’s website and watch the game that way. If you don’t have a cable subscription, there are still a few ways to watch.
One option is to sign up for a free trial of a streaming service like Sling TV or PlayStation Vue. These services will give you access to a number of channels, including ESPN, so you can stream the game live. Just be sure to cancel before the trial period ends, or you’ll be charged for the service.
Another option is to use an over-the-top service like ESPN+. This service doesn’t require a cable subscription, and it will give you access to live streams of games as well as on-demand content. ESPN+ is $4.99 per month, but it does offer a 7-day free trial so you can try it out before you commit.
Finally, if you’re really desperate, you can always find illegal streams of the game online. We don’t recommend this option, as it’s technically piracy, but it is an option if you can’t find any other way to watch the game.
If you can’t be in the stands, your next best option is to listen to the game on the radio. Fans can find Jayhawk Radio Network affiliates all across the Midwest, with flagship station KLWN (1320 AM) carrying all men’s basketball games in Lawrence. Anish Shroff calls play-by-play, while former Jayhawk Nick Bahe provides color analysis. The pregame show begins one hour before tipoff, and the postgame show starts immediately after the final buzzer.
For fans outside of Jayhawk country, every men’s basketball game will also be available on SiriusXM Satellite Radio (channel 84 for XM and channel 387 for Sirius Premier). Fans can also listen online free of charge through a number of different TuneIn radio stations.