Quantcast

Bluebloods to Continue Series in Big 12/SEC Challenge - KOAM TV 7

Bluebloods to Continue Series in Big 12/SEC Challenge

Updated:
Press Release KU:

The top-two winningest programs in men's college basketball will continue their rivalry as Kentucky will play at Kansas inside historic Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in the Big 12/SEC Challenge presented by Sonic. ESPN, the Big 12 and the SEC announced the pairings Thursday.


As previously mentioned when Kansas released it non-conference schedule on May 7, the Jayhawks are one of five Big 12 schools which will play host for the 2015-16 challenge. Additionally, ESPN College GameDay will originate from a to-be-determined site of one of the day's games.

With 2,153 all-time victories, Kansas ranks second behind Kentucky's 2,178 wins in NCAA Division I men's basketball history. The upcoming Big 12/SEC Challenge will mark the seventh meeting between the two schools in the Kansas head coach Bill Self era at KU. The series is tied at 3-3 in that span and includes two meetings during the 2011-12 season at the ESPN Champions Classic in New York and the NCAA title game in New Orleans, both UK victories. Kentucky leads the overall series with Kansas, 22-6, yet the Jayhawks have won three-straight KU-UK matchups in Allen Fieldhouse with the last being a 73-46 victory on Jan. 7, 2006. Kentucky has won the last three meetings in the series, most recently on Nov. 18, 2014 when then-No. 1 Kentucky defeated, then-No. 5-Kansas, 72-40, in the ESPN Champions Classic in Indianapolis.

This is the third year of the Big 12/SEC Challenge and the Big 12 is 13-7 (.650) in the series, having won the challenge in each of its first two seasons. The Big 12 has posted a 41-27 (.603) record in the last two conference challenge series it has played (vs. Pac-10, SEC) dating back to 2007.

The 2015-16 challenge has eight teams ranked in the early ESPN.com early top 25 rankings overall, including five Big 12 teams - No. 1 Kentucky, No. 3 Iowa State, No. 6 Kansas, No. 10 Oklahoma, No. 17 Baylor, No. 19 LSU, No. 23 Texas and No. 24 Texas A&M. Three games will pit ranked squads against each other - Kentucky at Kansas, Iowa State at Texas A&M and Oklahoma at LSU.

2016 Big 12/SEC Challenge – Saturday, Jan. 30 (times to be announced)

Georgia at Baylor

Kentucky at KANSAS

Mississippi at Kansas State

Tennessee at TCU

Vanderbilt at Texas

Iowa State at Texas A&M

Oklahoma at LSU

Oklahoma State at Auburn

Texas Tech at Arkansas

West Virginia at Florida

  • NewsMore>>

  • Southeast Kansas Looks for Economic Solutions

    Southeast Kansas Looks for Economic Solutions

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-10-17 01:15:35 GMT

    The organizer of the Pittsburg Regional Economic Outlook Conference is optimistic about Southeast Kansas' economic future this year, but that wasn't the case at the last two conferences.

    More >>

    The organizer of the Pittsburg Regional Economic Outlook Conference is optimistic about Southeast Kansas' economic future this year, but that wasn't the case at the last two conferences.

    More >>
  • Missing Person Update: Body Found in River Near Fort Scott, KS

    Missing Person Update: Body Found in River Near Fort Scott, KS

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-10-16 23:38:51 GMT
    The Fort Scott Police Department has found a body believed to be that of 74-year-old Edith Hawkins. Police say they were called to S. Clark Street around 1:05 this afternoon (Oct. 16, 2018) in reference to a missing person. Authorities were told that Hawkins left her home earlier in the day around 10:00 a.m. and had not been seen since. Family members told police that she suffered from Alzheimer's. The Fort Scott Police and Fire Departments, Bourbon County Sheriff's Office,...More >>
    The Fort Scott Police Department has found a body believed to be that of 74-year-old Edith Hawkins. Police say they were called to S. Clark Street around 1:05 this afternoon (Oct. 16, 2018) in reference to a missing person. Authorities were told that Hawkins left her home earlier in the day around 10:00 a.m. and had not been seen since. Family members told police that she suffered from Alzheimer's. The Fort Scott Police and Fire Departments, Bourbon County Sheriff's Office,...More >>
  • 2 Bridges Reopen to 4200 Drivers in Ottawa Co., OK

    2 Bridges Reopen to 4200 Drivers in Ottawa Co., OK

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-10-16 22:09:33 GMT
    The two bridges over Spring River and Spring River Overflow on SH-10 closed in November of 2017. The bridges, located about five miles east of the I-44 Will Rogers Turnpike, were built in 1952 and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation says they were found to be structurally deficient in 2017. ODOT estimated the project cost was around $11 million. The bridges reopened on October 15th, 2018. ODOT says about 4,200 drivers used them every day before they closed....More >>
    The two bridges over Spring River and Spring River Overflow on SH-10 closed in November of 2017. The bridges, located about five miles east of the I-44 Will Rogers Turnpike, were built in 1952 and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation says they were found to be structurally deficient in 2017. ODOT estimated the project cost was around $11 million. The bridges reopened on October 15th, 2018. ODOT says about 4,200 drivers used them every day before they closed....More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.