Kansas, Iowa State to play twice in three days: 'You better win the first one'

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas and Iowa State were supposed to play the first game of their two-game Big 12 men’s basketball season series on Jan. 16 at Allen Fieldhouse. COVID-19 protocols in the Cyclones’ program forced postponement of that contest, however, and rescheduling efforts have resulted in a crazy quirk in the 2020-21 league schedule. KU (13-7, 7-5 Big 12) and ISU (2-12, 0-9) will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in Lawrence in a game to be shown live on ESPN, then again at 2 p.m. Saturday in Ames, Iowa (on ABC) with players on the two teams to be mighty familiar with each other by the weekend. “I…

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