No. 10 West Virginia at No. 6 Kansas
Wayne Selden Jr.
Frank Mason III
Daxter Miles Jr.
▪ WHEN/WHERE: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence
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▪ TV/RADIO: ESPN2; KCSP (610 AM)
▪ ABOUT KANSAS (19-4, 7-3 Big 12): The sixth-ranked Jayhawks don’t often find themselves chasing another team in the standings, but they’re a game behind the Mountaineers in the Big 12. Kansas committed a season-high 22 turnovers in the Jan. 12 loss at Morgantown, as West Virginia came up with 12 steals. Frank Mason and Wayne Selden combined for 13 of the miscues. Kansas was ranked No. 1 for that game and fell to No. 3 in the next poll. The Jayhawks needed overtime to beat West Virginia in Lawrence last season.
▪ ABOUT WEST VIRGINIA (19-4, 8-2 Big 12): The 10th-ranked Mountaineers arrive as the Big 12’s first-place team, and they’re looking to defeat three ranked teams in succession for the first time since 1957. The game marks Bob Huggins’ 300th as West Virginia’s coach. He took the job after a one-year stint at Kansas State in 2006-07. Forward Jonathan Holton has missed the last two games because of a suspension and there is no word on his availability for the Jayhawks. Leading scorer Jaysean Paige, 14.2 points per game, usually comes off the bench.