UK Men's Basketball

Kentucky basketball game at Kansas set for 7 p.m. tip-off

KU's Frank Mason jumps into the arms of his classmates after the Jayhawks beat Oklahoma 109-106 in triple overtime Monday night, Jan. 4, 2016, at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan.
KU's Frank Mason jumps into the arms of his classmates after the Jayhawks beat Oklahoma 109-106 in triple overtime Monday night, Jan. 4, 2016, at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan. Kansas City Star/TNS

The University of Kentucky’s men’s basketball game at top-ranked Kansas on Jan. 30 has been set for a 7 p.m. tip-off.

The game featuring the two winningest schools in NCAA Division I history is part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge, for which times were finalized Monday.

UK’s first trip to Kansas’ Allen Fieldhouse since Jan. 7, 2006, will be televised on ESPN.

This marks the third season of the Big 12/SEC Challenge, though this will be the first season where all 10 games 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 schools.

Eight of the 10 games will be televised on ESPN or ESPN2 and two games will air on ESPNU.

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 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

All games Jan. 30 (All times Eastern)

Noon: West Virginia at Florida (ESPN)

Noon: Vanderbilt at Texas (ESPN2)

2 p.m.: Iowa State at Texas A&M (ESPN)

2 p.m.: Tennessee at TCU (ESPN2)

2 p.m.: Ole Miss at Kansas State (ESPNU)

4 p.m.: Texas Tech at Arkansas (ESPNU)

5 p.m.: Oklahoma at LSU (ESPN)

6 p.m.: Georgia at Baylor (ESPN2)

7 p.m.: Kentucky at Kansas (ESPN)

8 p.m.: Oklahoma State at Auburn (ESPN2)

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