Tyshawn Taylor #10 of the Kansas Jayhawks looks to pass as he is defended by Michael Dixon #11 of the Missouri Tigers at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Missouri. Missouri won 74-71. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Kansas and Missouri meet for the last time ever in Big 12 league play, and will be playing with a conference title and No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed potentially on the line.
The Missouri Tigers and the Kansas Jayhawks will play the last regular season edition of their intense rivalry on Saturday afternoon when Mizzou rolls into Allen Fieldhouse. Missouri is on their way to the SEC, and the teams probably won't be meeting in a non-conference series in the near future either. This is, for all intents and purposes, the end of the bitter rivalry for the foreseeable future.
There is much more on the line than pride, however. Kansas leads Missouri by one game in the Big 12, and the Jayhawks can capture the conference crown with a home win. A Missouri win not only gets them back into a tie for first place with Kansas at 13-3, giving them a chance to win the Big 12, but also puts the Tigers firmly into the conversation for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Missouri edged the first game between the two teams this season in dramatic fashion in Columbia. Tigers star Marcus Denmon scored 29 points in the win, including nine points in the final three minutes as Kansas blew an eight-point lead in the final 2:04 of the game. With Missouri leading by one point in the final minute of that game, Tyshawn Taylor drew a foul and had a chance to restore his team's lead, but missed both free throws.
Game Date/Time: Saturday, February 25, 4:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas