UK Men’s Basketball’s Game at Kansas Set for 7 p.m. Tip on ESPN

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky men’s basketball team’s game at Kansas on Jan. 30 has been set for a 7 p.m. tip on ESPN. The game, which features the two winningest schools in NCAA Division I history, will be a part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

The Wildcats will visit Lawrence, Kan., to play the Jayhawks in the annual league challenge between the Southeastern Conference and Big 12. The 2016 meeting will mark UK's first trip to Allen Fieldhouse since Jan. 7, 2006 and just its second since Dec. 9, 1989.

This marks the third season of the annual Big 12/SEC Challenge, though this will be the first season where all 10 games of the challenge will be played on the same day. 

Ten of the SEC's 14 teams will participate in this year's event against all 10 of the Big 12's institutions. Each of the 10 SEC teams participating in the 2016 games will also play in the 2017 event. The four SEC teams not participating will play each other in conference games the same day.

Eight of the 10 games will be televised on ESPN or ESPN2 and two games will air on ESPNU. All 10 games will also be available via WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 or Xbox One to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

Kentucky and Kansas have met three times over the last four seasons, with Kentucky winning all three matchups. The Wildcats beat the Jayhawks twice during the 2011-12 season, including a 67-59 victory in the 2012 national championship game. UK defeated Kansas 72-40 in the 2014 Champions Classic matchup in Indianapolis.

Overall, UK leads the series 22-6. Kansas has won the last three meetings in Lawrence, but the Wildcats own a 7-4 series advantage at the Jayhawks' home.

2016 BIG 12/SEC CHALLENGE MATCHUPS


West Virginia at Florida –noon ET (ESPN)
Vanderbilt at Texas – noon ET (ESPN2)                         
Iowa State at Texas A&M – 2 p.m. ET (ESPN                
Tennessee at TCU – 2 p.m. ET (ESPN2)                            
Ole Miss at Kansas State – 2 p.m. ET (ESPNU)                 
Texas Tech at Arkansas – 4 p.m. ET (ESPNU)                   
Oklahoma at LSU – 5 p.m. ET (ESPN)                              
Georgia at Baylor – 6 p.m. ET (ESPN2)                             
Kentucky at Kansas – 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)                          
Oklahoma State at Auburn – 8 p.m. ET (ESPN2)             

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