AWRENCE, Kansas – The Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team will take on St. John’s in the 2021 Big East-Big 12 Battle, the conferences jointly announced on Tuesday, to be played December 2, 2021 at UBS Arena in Elmont, New York.
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Matchups were jointly determined by the two conferences and will be played in December. The home school has the right to determine the venue of its game. Broadcast arrangements for the games will be determined by the national television rights holder of the home team, which is ESPN for the Big 12 and FOX Sports for the BIG EAST.
This will be the third Big East/Big 12 Battle with Kansas defeating No. 8 Creighton in the last meeting, 73-72, inside Allen Fieldhouse on December 8, 2021. The Jayhawks are 1-1 all-time in the Big 12-Big East Battle, with Kansas’ sole loss coming at No. 18 Villanova, 55-56, on December 21, 2020.
The matchup with St. John’s will be the 14th in the series history, which dates back to 1950. Kansas has won the last two meetings, including four of the last five, with the most recent game resulting in an 82-74, KU victory on November 10, 2000.
The four-year agreement between the two conferences will continue through the 2022-23 season with an equal number of games played in each conference’s home market each year. Television designations will be announced when available.
2021 BIG EAST-Big 12 Battle Schedule
- Dec. 1 Texas Tech at Providence
- Dec. 2 Kansas at St. John’s
- Dec. 4 Iowa State at Creighton
- Dec. 5 Xavier at Oklahoma State
- Dec. 7 Butler at Oklahoma
- Dec. 8 Marquette at Kansas State
- Dec. 8 Connecticut at West Virginia
- Dec. 9 Texas at Seton Hall
- Dec. 12 Villanova at Baylor
- Dec. 18 TCU at Georgetown