Mizzou men's basketball in talks about exhibition game with Kansas

Kevin Puryear and Jordan Barnett of Mizzou Tigers from 2016-17 season Kansas Jayhawks' Devonte' Graham from 2016-17 season

Kansas coach Bill Self said Friday that KU will play Missouri in an exhibition men's basketball game on Sunday, Oct. 22 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. The proceeds from the game, called the Showdown for Relief, will go towards hurricane relief efforts in the mainland United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

On Thursday, the Missouri athletics department confirmed a possible renewal of the Missouri-Kansas rivalry on October 22 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City as part of a benefit for hurricane relief efforts. Each school will distribute about half of the 18,000 tickets with the goal to raise more than $1 million for charity.

In a statement to The Kansas City Star, Kansas associate athletics director Jim Marchiony also acknowledged the talks. The game will not be televised or streamed, but KU and MU will broadcast it on their radio networks.

The game would be more than a gathering between the former Big 12 rivals.

Self, however, said this exhibition game won't necessarily open up discussions for future regular-season games.

The reports of the possible matchup also surfaced the day before Self was to hold a press conference in which he would be forced to answer questions about the FBI's ongoing investigation into NCAA basketball programs. The Oct. 22 exhibition game will not impact that record.

KU, which leads the all-time series with MU, 173-95, won 11 of the last 13 men's basketball meetings between the two rivals, including the final game, a thrilling, 87-86, come-from-way-behind victory at Allen Fieldhouse on February 25, 2012.

The eternal rivals officially have played each other 267 times, beginning in 1891, but last met in February 2012 before Missouri left the Big 12 for the SEC.

Supervising editor is Pete Bland.



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