The Kansas Jayhawks, which just clinched its 12th consecutive Big 12 title, moved up to the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press Top 25 men’s basketball poll on Monday just hours before an 8 p.m. matchup against Texas.
The Longhorns also moved up a few notches and now sit 23rd overall in the weekly poll.
With Kansas moving up to No. 1, it makes UT’s regular-season home finale that much bigger. The Longhorns have never beaten a top-ranked team. The program is 0-8 all-time against an opponent ranked No. 1.
Senior night festivities will begin about 7:40 p.m. at the Erwin Center. Tipoff is 8 p.m.
Texas vs. No. 1Here's a look at all eight previous Texas men's basketball matchups against the nation's No. 1 team. The Horns are currently 0-8.
|March 15, 1963||vs. No. 1 Cincinnati*||L, 73-68|
|Dec. 29, 1971||at No. 1 UCLA||L, 115-65|
|Dec. 13, 1980||vs. No. 1 DePaul||L, 83-65|
|Jan. 6, 1997||at No. 1 Kansas||L, 86-61|
|Dec. 15, 2002||at No. 1 Arizona||L, 73-70|
|Dec. 10, 2005||vs. No. 1 Duke#||L, 97-66|
|Feb. 8, 2010||vs. No. 1 Kansas||L, 80-68|
|Dec. 5, 2014||at No. 1 Kentucky||L, 63-51|
|*-indicates NCAA Midwest Regional (Lawrence, Kan.); #-indicates game at Continental Airlines Arena (East Rutherford, N.J.)|
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