Kansas basketball to play at Kentucky in 2023 SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Prepare yourselves for another marquee showdown among the two winningest programs inside the history of college basketball.

ESPN introduced Thursday that Kansas and Kentucky will meet in the 2023 SEC/Big 12 Challenge, with the protecting national champion Jayhawks scheduled to go to Lexington subsequent January.

The recreation is slated for Jan. 28 at Rupp Arena. A tipoff time and television community will be announced at a later date. The Jayhawks last visited Rupp Arena in 2019, when they misplaced seventy one-63 on this very project.

En course to triumphing the 2022 countrywide title, KU handed Kentucky on the top of university basketball’s all-time wins list. Kansas will open the 2022-23 season with 2,357 wins, whilst Kentucky sits in second location, 4 wins returned at 2,353.

The Jayhawks’ run to the countrywide title and Kentucky’s first-round loss to Cinderella story Saint Peter’s helped create the space among the two rivals.

Next season’s recreation will mark the 5th meeting among the 2 blue blood applications inside the SEC/Big 12 Challenge and the thirteenth time the Jayhawks have confronted the Wildcats in Bill Self’s 20 seasons in charge of the program.

Each crew has gained two times inside the conference task.

KU has gained 4 of the closing six conferences and is 7-5 in opposition to Kentucky below Self. One of these losses came final season at Allen Fieldhouse, as the Wildcats rocked the Jayhawks on the College Gameday stage, 80-62.

After the Jayhawks gained the national title in April, numerous players and coaches talked about that loss being a turning factor of kinds, with the Jayhawks mastering then that they had to method things with a specific mind-set to compete with college basketball’s excellent.