One of the oldest rivalries in college basketball is coming back, as Missouri and Kansas have agreed to renew the Border War for six seasons in men’s basketball. The first and last games of the six-year deal, beginning in December 2020, will be played in Kansas City at the Sprint Center. The four games in between will alternate between campus sites, starting with Lawrence in the 2021-22 season. The dates for the games from 2021-22 through 2024-25 have not yet been set. The first game will be December 12th, 2020 in KC, and final game of the deal will be December 13th, 2025.
The two schools played an exhibition in Kansas City in 2017 dubbed the Showdown for Relief, which raised over two million dollars for hurricane relief efforts. The meeting next December will be the first official game in the series in KC since 1997, and just the 27th on neutral court. The two squads have faced each other a whopping 267 times, with Kansas holding a 172-95 edge in the series.
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