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Kansas and Wichita State Meet in First Regular Season Game in Over 30 Years

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According to a press release from Kansas Basketball, the Jayhawks will face Wichita State on Saturday, Dec. 30 at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri, marking the first time in over 30 years that the two schools will face off in a regular season game.

Kansas leads the all-time series with Wichita State, 12-3, and the Jayhawks have won five of the last six meetings. The last time these two met on the court in the regular season was January 6, 1993, which ended in a Kansas 103-54 win in Allen Fieldhouse.

The next series matchup was the most recent meeting, a 78-65 win for Wichita State in Omaha, Nebraska, in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

 

“We always enjoy playing in Kansas City at the T-Mobile Center and look forward to facing Wichita State,” says University of Kansas Head Men’s Basketball Coach Bill Self. “Paul Mills did a great job rebuilding Oral Roberts and is no stranger to our program from his time as an assistant at Baylor. This will be a great opportunity for fans in the Kansas City area to watch our team over the holidays and it will be a great game for us preparing for Big 12 play.”

“Creating unique sporting experiences for the Kansas City region is an integral part of our mission,” says Kansas City Sports Commission President and CEO Kathy Nelson. “Bringing these two teams together at the world-class T-Mobile Center creates a compelling basketball event not just for KU and WSU fans, but fans of the sport itself.”

 

Kansas City might as well be a second home for the Jayhawks, as the game against WSU will mark KU’s 321st all-time game played in Kansas City, and its 60th in T-Mobile Center.

Excluding exhibition contests, KU is 48-11 in T-Mobile Center and has won the 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018 and 2022 Big 12 Tournaments in the venue.

Tickets for the Kansas-Wichita State contest will go on sale at 10 a.m. (Central) on June 23 and can be purchased via www.t-mobilecenter.com.

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