Monday, January 15, 2007

KU vs. Missouri basketball notebook


¢ KU leads the all-time series, 162-93. KU has won five of the last seven meetings and 10 of the past 13 match-ups.

¢ KU is 82-33 against Missouri in Lawrence, 36-14 in Allen Fieldhouse and has won the last seven matchups in Allen Fieldhouse. Since the inception of the Big 12, KU holds a 15-8 series advantage.

¢ Mizzou has lost three straight games; KU has won nine straight.

¢ Today's game is the second all-time meeting between KU coach Bill Self and MU's Mike Anderson. KU beat Anderson's UAB team, 100-74, in the 2004 Sweet 16 in St. Louis.

¢ MU has lost 11 straight road or neutral-court games. The Tigers haven't won away from Mizzou Arena since Jan. 10, 2006, at Oklahoma.

¢ With a win, MU would join KU, Texas, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State as the only other Big 12 schools to have reached the 1,400 win plateau.

¢ At its current pace of 12.1 steals per game, the 2006-07 Tigers would shatter the school record of 295 set in 1985-86.

¢ Today's game is part of the Border Showdown and is worth 1.5 points in the standings. MU currently leads, 8.5 points to 4.0.


jaybate 15 years, 4 months ago

Has U of Texas actually won more than 1400 games, or is Karl Rove moonlighting as their SID? Outside of Barnes and Abe Lemmons, I can't think of a single other Longhorn hoops coach over the years. But they must have had one or two good ones to get that many Ws. Who were these good Texas coaches?

Neom 15 years, 4 months ago

What is the border showdown and the point stuff?

rushlover22 15 years, 4 months ago

Past doesn't matter. It's all about tonight. They might not have won a road game in awhile but no matter what you know they are going to bring their "A'' game. THey have got to play top of the line. As a team, they can't have as many turnovers as last game. Let's go get another one win! Rock Chalk Jayhawks!!!!!!!!

Ted Toulouse 15 years, 4 months ago

Neom - check out the "Border War" link on the side-bar. It's basically a point system that has been devised to tally how the KU & MU sports do against each other head-to-head that school year. The larger sports (men's football & basketball) count more than the smaller ones.

actorman 15 years, 4 months ago

Good point, jaybate, I was thinking the same thing. I guess in UT's case it's more about longevity than record (i.e., quantity vs. quality).

skibum 15 years, 4 months ago

Guys - Texas number of wins?? Remember who they were playing before joining the Big 12. Amazing they did not have more wins.

HAWKTOPIA 15 years, 4 months ago


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