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Lincoln – Two former Big 12 rivals will meet on the hardwood for the first time since 2011, as Nebraska and Kansas have signed a two-year agreement to begin a men’s basketball home-and-home series starting next December.
“We are excited to revive a classic Big 12 matchup between Nebraska basketball and Kansas,” said Nebraska coach Tim Miles. “I believe this will be a very exciting event for our fans and student-athletes alike. This is something we look forward to as we continue and try and build a strong a schedule as possible to put us in a great position for Big Ten and postseason play.”
The Huskers will travel to Lawrence, Kan., to begin the series on Dec. 10, 2016, at historic Allen Fieldhouse, while the Jayhawks will make their first appearance at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Dec. 16, 2017.
Kansas leads the all-time series, 170-71, as the most recent matchup of a series that dates back to 1900 was an 86-66 Jayhawk victory at the Devaney Center on Feb. 2, 2011. Nebraska’s last win in the series was a 74-55 victory at the Devaney Center in 2004.
The two-game series will mark the Huskers’ first regular-season meeting with a Big 12 school since Nebraska joined the Big Ten Conference on July 1, 2011. The Huskers lost to Baylor in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament in San Antonio.
The 2016 meeting in Lawrence would mark a return for Nebraska junior guard Andrew White III, as he began his college career at Kansas during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons. White is currently averaging 17.1 ppg to rank fourth in the Big Ten.
Today’s announcement is the second on the 2016-17 Nebraska men’s basketball schedule, as ESPN announced last November that Nebraska will compete in the Wooden Legacy in Anaheim (Nov. 24-27).