Bluebloods Battle as No. 12 Kentucky Visits No. 5 Kansas: Preview, How to Watch, Listen and Follow

at Kansas
Sat., Jan. 29 – 6:00 p.m. ET
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, Kan.
Game Notes: UK (PDF) | KU (PDF)
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Radio: Sports Network
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The buildup to Saturday’s game between and Kansas will be all about history. And why not? When talking about the most storied programs in college basketball, the conversation starts with Kentucky and Kansas.

has won the most games of any college basketball program (2,343), while Kansas is second (2,340). Kentucky has won eight championships, which is second all-time. Kansas has claimed three titles, which is tied for seventh. Kentucky has been to 17 Final Fours, which is third all-time, while Kansas has appeared in 15 Final Fours, fifth in the history of the game.

There’s also synergy between the programs. Legendary coach played at Kansas under “Phog” Allen, the namesake of KU’s Allen Fieldhouse. Among the assistant coaches that Rupp played for at Kansas was James Naismith, the inventor of basketball.

Current head coach  also spent some time in Lawrence. Calipari was an assistant for the Jayhawks under Ted Owens and from 1982-85.

And speaking of Calipari, he would be happy to tell you what all of this history means for Saturday’s game – exactly nothing. This game is strictly about the 2022 Cats and Jayhawks.

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