After his Jayhawks clinched their 12th consecutive Big 12 Conference title, Kansas head coach Bill Self and his staff watch the players cut down the nets defeating Texas Tech, 67-58, at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan. (Rich Sugg/Kansas City Star/TNS)

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Kansas moves up to No. 1 before facing Texas

Posted February 29th, 2016


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. 1

Here'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, 1963vs. No. 1 Cincinnati*L, 73-68
Dec. 29, 1971at No. 1 UCLAL, 115-65
Dec. 13, 1980vs. No. 1 DePaulL, 83-65
Jan. 6, 1997at No. 1 KansasL, 86-61
Dec. 15, 2002at No. 1 ArizonaL, 73-70
Dec. 10, 2005vs. No. 1 Duke#L, 97-66
Feb. 8, 2010vs. No. 1 KansasL, 80-68
Dec. 5, 2014at No. 1 KentuckyL, 63-51
*-indicates NCAA Midwest Regional (Lawrence, Kan.); #-indicates game at Continental Airlines Arena (East Rutherford, N.J.)

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