It’s finally basketball season, and that means UNC and Kansas are about to face off. Here’s everything you need to know about the big game.
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Kansas and UNC are two of the most popular college basketball teams in the country. They are both perennial contenders for the NCAA championship, and their games are always highly anticipated. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-2021 season is currently in flux. As of right now, it is unclear when or if Kansas and UNC will play each other this season.
The Rivalry between the University of North Carolina and Kansas is one of the most iconic and historic in college basketball. The two programs have won a combined 12 NCAA National Championships, and have produced some of the greatest players and coaches in the history of the sport.
The two teams first met on the hardwood in 1909, and have played each other nearly every year since then. The Rivalry reached its apex in the 1980s and early 1990s, when UNC and Kansas combined to win six national championships. UNC won titles in 1982, 1993, and 2005, while Kansas claimed championships in 1988, 1991, and 1992.
The two programs have met a total of 178 times, with UNC holding a slim 90-88 lead in the all-time series. The Tar Heels have won four of the last five meetings, including a 74-71 victory over the Jayhawks in the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
Kansas and UNC will face off on December 4th at 8:00 PM ET. The game will be played at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC, and will be televised on ESPN.
As two of the most storied programs in college basketball, it’s no surprise that Kansas and North Carolina have some of the most passionate fanbases in the sport. When these two teams take the court against each other, it’s always an electric atmosphere.
The fans are a big part of what makes this rivalry so special. Whether they’re cheering on their team at Allen Fieldhouse or the Dean Smith Center, they always bring an incredible amount of energy and excitement. It’s always a great atmosphere when Kansas and UNC play, and the fans are a big reason why.
In the aftermath of the game, both teams are still undefeated. Kansas has a 13-0 record, while UNC is 12-0. This was the first time in college basketball history that two undefeated teams played each other this late in the season.