UMKC takes on the Kansas basketball team in Allen Fieldhouse tonight. Find out how you can watch the two schools square off and what to expect from the Roos.
Fresh off of an electric home win over No. 4 UConn, the No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks are set to face off against the UMKC Roos in legendary Phog Allen Fieldhouse. Last time out, Bill Self’s group had its best outing of the year, led by star players Hunter Dickinson and Kevin McCullar.
Kansas basketball now sits at 7-1 with other marquee victories over Kentucky and Tennessee. The Roos will be a step down from the competition KU has been facing, which should allow struggling players like Nick Timberlake and Elmarko Jackson to gain some confidence.
How to watch UMKC vs. Kansas basketball
Fans can watch on ESPN+, a paid subscription service. Plans begin at $10.99/mo (monthly plan) or $109.99/year (annual plan).
UMKC basketball preview
The Roos are 3-5 and secured a 74-44 win over Southeast Missouri this past Thursday after a multi-game losing streak. Their leading scorer is guard Jamar Brown, who is averaging 14 points and 5.6 rebounds. They are middle of the pack in most team statistics, including 3-point percentage, steals, and total rebounds.
Marvin Menzies is in his second year as head coach following stints with New Mexico State and UNLV. He went 11-21 last year in his inaugural season with the team and hasn’t fared much better in the team’s first games.
UMKC vs. Kansas basketball betting
Kansas is favored by 26.5 points heading into the game according to DraftKings Sportsbook.
What time does the UMKC vs. Kansas basketball game begin?
Date: Tuesday, December 5
Game Time: 7:00 p.m. CT
How to listen to UMKC vs. Kansas basketball on the radio
Brian Hanni is calling the game on Jayhawk Radio Network.
More UMKC vs. KU basketball game information
Venue: Allen Fieldhouse (Lawrence, Kansas)