University of Kansas

Kansas-Missouri scouting report

When: 11 a.m. today

Where: Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Mo.

Records: KU 28-2, 13-2 Big 12; MU 22-8, 8-7

Radio: KFH, 1240-AM, 98.7-FM

TV: KWCH, Ch. 12

Pos Kansas (28-2, 13-2) Ht Yr Pts Reb

F Markieff Morris 6-10 Jr. 13.6 8.3

F Marcus Morris 6-9 Jr. 17.1 6.9

G Elijah Johnson 6-4 So. 3.9 1.5

G Brady Morningstar 6-4 Sr. 6.6 1.9

G Tyrel Reed 6-3 Sr. 9.9 2.8

Missouri (22-8, 8-7)

F Laurence Bowers 6-8 Jr. 11.5 6.0

F Justin Safford 6-9 Sr. 6.6 3.9

G Kim English 6-6 Jr. 10.3 3.2

G Marcus Denmon 6-3 Jr. 16.8 3.4

G Phil Pressey 5-10 Fr. 6.5 2.2

Kansas: Win today and the Jayhawks win the Big 12 regular season title outright. They have already won at least a share of each of the last seven. A victory at Mizzou Arena could wrap up a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament no matter what happens in the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City, Mo. KU leads the nation in field-goal percentage at 52.1 and the Big 12 in scoring, three-point percentage, assists and assist-to-turnover ratio.

Missouri: Safford, in honor of being the team's lone senior, is expected to start his final home game. Missouri is shooting for its second 18-0 home mark in the last three seasons. The Tigers' average winning margin at home is 22.5 points. The last visiting team to win at Mizzou? Kansas. Last year, 77-56. Most believe Missouri is in the NCAA Tournament. How comfortably? MU's potential NCAA seed could be a lot like MU's potential finish in the Big 12. MU can finish anywhere from fourth to seventh in the league depending on outcomes today. The Tigers are thought to be anywhere from a potential 6 to 11 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

RPIs as of Friday: KU 1, MU 31.

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