When: 8 tonight
Where: Allen Fieldhouse
Records: MU 15-4, 3-1 Big 12; KU 18-1, 4-0
Radio: KFH, 1240-AM & 98.7-FM
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Pos Missouri (15-4, 3-1) Ht Yr Pts Reb
F Keith Ramsey 6-9 Sr. 5.7 5.8
F Justin Safford 6-8Jr. 7.8 4.1
G Kim English 6-6 So. 14.8 3.6
G J.T. Tiller 6-3 Sr. 8.6 x-2.9
G Zaire Taylor 6-4 Sr. 8.1 x-2.9
Kansas (18-1, 4-0)
F Xavier Henry 6-6 Fr. 14.3 3.9
F Marcus Morris 6-8 So. 12.4 5.6
C Cole Aldrich 6-11 Jr. 11.2 9.9
G Brady Morningstar 6-3 Jr. 4.8 x-3.2
G Sherron Collins 5-11 Sr. 16.0 x-4.3
Missouri: The Tigers are not a juggernaut, but they're finding ways to win games in both speed-'em up and slow 'em down fashion. The prime concern right now is shooting. The Tigers are last in Big 12 Conference play in overall field goal percentage at .378. They're ninth in three-point shooting percentage at .319. Fortunately for Mizzou, the Tigers have been balancing that with the No. 1 ranking in league play in field goal percentage defense at .399.... In its last 21 Big 12 games, Missouri is 17-4. Only Kansas is better.... Missouri's Keith Ramsey contends Missouri cannot be intimidated by the Kansas crowd and the tradition of Allen Field House — whether or not they pull a Baylor and pass on watching the pre-game video hype. The crowd and the talent of the KU team had an effect last year. Said Ramsey: "I think we were down 10 points before we walked on the court."
Kansas: The Jayhawks will be looking to extend the nation's longest home court winning streak to 54 games tonight against the Tigers. KU is 4-0 in league play for the third straight season after putting away Iowa State 84-61 on Saturday in Ames. KU, which will likely find itself at No. 2 in the polls released today, leads the Big 12 in scoring margin at plus-23.5. KU guard Sherron Collins has picked up his play in the new year, scoring 22 or more points in four of the last six games. KU center Cole Aldrich is coming off his best game of the season, a 19-point and 11-rebound day against the Cyclones.
RPIs as of Monday: MU 47, KU 3.