Kansas basketball has dominated Missouri in back-to-back seasons since the two schools met for the first time in a decade and look to continue that theme tomorrow.
The Border War was arguably the best rivalry in college hoops at its peak, but it took a backseat once Mizzou fled for the SEC 11 years ago. Thankfully, the universities renewed the deep-rooted rivalry for basketball and have played in each of the past two seasons.
In 2021, it rained threes in Allen Fieldhouse as the Jayhawks connected on 14-of-27 attempts beyond the arc en route to a 102-65 victory. The outcome wasn’t much better for the Tigers in their home court last year, with KU coming out on top 95-67. That is a point differential of 65 in a pair of games, which is pretty ridiculous to think about.
Kansas basketball hopes to continue its string of blowouts when they compete again tomorrow. The Allen Fieldhouse crowd should be rocking in an environment that might even match what we saw against UConn.
Mizzou’s basketball team hasn’t had the best start to the 2023-24 season. They were upset by previously winless Jackson State in Columbia and also fell to Memphis. The Tigers sit at 7-2 and rank as the 80th best team in the country according to KenPom.
Sean East leads Mizzou in scoring with an average of 16.8 points per game. They also have talented players such as Noah Carter and Iowa State transfer Caleb Grill, though they are likely no match for KU.
No matter how thin KU’s bench is, fans should expect another blowout in Lawrence this year. DraftKings Sportsbook has the Jayhawks as 13-point favorites, but past history would suggest they will win by much more than that.
Remember, Jayhawk fans — it’s Mizzou hate week. If you’re going to the game tomorrow, make sure to be as loud as you can. Rock Chalk!