Kansas to Host Connecticut in 2023 Big EAST-Big 12 Battle

Via Kansas Athletics

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The last two NCAA men’s basketball champions will square off when 2023 champ Connecticut plays at 2022 champ Kansas in the Big EAST-Big 12 Battle on Dec. 1 in historic Allen Fieldhouse. Both conferences announced the Big EAST-Big 12 pairings Thursday.

Kansas men’s basketball season tickets are available here for the 2023-24 season.

Kansas leads the series with Connecticut, 3-0, with the last meeting being a 73-61 win on March 19, 2016, in the NCAA Tournament second round in Des Moines, Iowa. KU won the first meeting against UConn, 88-59, on Jan. 1, 1995 at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri, and the second, 73-65, on Jan. 19, 1997, in Hartford, Conn.

This will be the fifth BIG EAST-Big 12 Battle with Kansas holding a 3-1 record. Last season, Kansas defeated Seton Hall, 91-65, on Dec. 1, 2022, in Allen Fieldhouse. KU won at St. John’s, 95-75, in 2021 and defeated Creighton, 73-72, in 2020. Kansas’ sole loss in the battle was at Villanova, 55-56, in 2019.

2023 BIG EAST-Big 12 Battle Schedule
Nov. 30 – Texas Tech at Butler
Nov. – Creighton at Oklahoma State
Dec. 1 – Iowa State at DePaul
Dec. 1 – Houston at Xavier
Dec. 1 – St. John’s at West Virginia
Dec. 2 – TCU at Georgetown
Dec. 5 – Texas at Marquette
Dec. 5 – Providence at Oklahoma
Dec. 5 – Villanova at Kansas State
Dec. 5 – Seton Hall at Baylor

Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttp://www.sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.


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