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2018 Schedule
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4hJeff Goodman

2017 ESPN college basketball preseason All-America teams

There are freshmen and seniors and everything in between, big names (Michael Porter Jr.) and familiar faces (Miles Bridges, Michigan State) and places (Duke). There is one big, noticeable absence, with a prominent school with zero representatives.

Holly Rowe ESPN Reporter 

Showdown for Relief raised almost 2 million dollars. Epic scrimmage between rivals Kansas and Missouri was unique, special and above all, competitive. Fran Fraschilla with more.

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Porter Jr. shines against Kansas (0:42)
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18hMitch Sherman

Self still cold on resumption of Mizzou series

Kansas coach Bill Self was not receptive to the idea of a return of the Jayhawks' rivalry with Missouri, despite playing an exhibition Sunday against the Tigers to raise money for hurricane victims.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Kansas coach Bill Self on the idea of resuming a regular-season rivalry with Missouri. (Mizzou coach Cuonzo Martin said he would like to play the game.):

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18hMitch Sherman

KU-Mizzou game raises $1.75M for storm relief

Rivals Kansas and Missouri, who have not played since the Tigers left the Big 12 in 2012, raised more than $1.75 million for hurricane relief with Sunday's exhibition game that was arranged just over a week ago.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas beats Missouri 93-87 behind from Devonte' Graham's 25 points. Michael Porter Jr. scored 21 for the Tigers. A thrilling start to the exhibition season for both teams' fan bases.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas leads by 13. Devonte' Graham has hit seven 3s. More important, KU and Missouri have raised approximately $2 million for hurricane relief.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas is taking control in KC. The Jayhawks are on a 17-4 run and lead by 11. The KU side of the Sprint Center has come alive. Important to note that Mizzou, even with its additions, finished 8-24 a year ago.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Missouri leads Kansas 44-40 at the half behind 15 points from freshman Michael Porter Jr. A spirited atmosphere as these rival programs head to the locker rooms in Kansas City.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas senior Devonte' Graham, the preseason Big 12 player of the year, is in midseason shooting form here in the exhibition opener. Graham is 5 of 7 from 3-point range in the first half. As expected, this is fast paced and entertaining, with the Jayhawks and Missouri on pace to both reach 90 points.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

At this early stage of practice, expect play at the Sprint Center to resemble something of a pickup game, which might make it more exciting to watch 6-10 Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. He's a likely one-and-done for the Tigers and first-year coach Cuonzo Martin as the No. 2-rated prospect in the Class of 2017.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

This is truly a sight to behold for fans of Kansas and Missouri basketball — even in October. Rivals back together on the court for the first time since 2012 to play for hurricane relief. The 18,000-seat Sprint Center in Kansas City is sold out. The secondary market is alive in on the streets outside. A PPV television broadcast is available.

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SEC Now's Best of Media Day (1:55)
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Tigers looking forward to season with young talent (5:14)
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5dJeff Borzello

Missouri's Porter Jr. confident in 'whole team'

At SEC media days, Michael Porter Jr. was asked about the past two No. 1 draft picks not making the NCAA tournament and says Missouri has the talent to do it.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Porter Jr. said he's not a one-and-done lock, even though people don't take it seriously. "I want to leave a legacy and help the team get back on course."

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Porter Jr. said he has more support around him than Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz did in college. "We've got a lot of talent."

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Porter Jr. has been a vegetarian his entire life. When asked about his main protein sources, he responded: "That's a secret."

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Missouri's Cuonzo Martin said any college basketball reform shouldn't do away with the summer recruiting period. Taking away scholarship opportunities.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Preseason Media Poll: Kentucky, Florida, Texas A&M, Alabama, Missouri, Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Georgia, Auburn, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Mississippi State, Tennessee, LSU.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Preseason First Team All-SEC: KeVaughn Allen, Yante Maten, Hamidou Diallo, Michael Porter Jr., Robert Williams.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Three-way tie for Preseason SEC Player of the Year: Georgia's Yante Maten, Missouri's Michael Porter Jr. and Texas A&M's Robert Williams.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas coach Bill Self confirms that the Jayhawks will play Missouri in an exhibition game on Oct. 22 in Kansas City, with proceeds from the game to help hurricane victims. Self says this game has nothing to do with the dormant KU-Mizzou rivalry. "We have an opportunity, with NCAA approval, to do something for others." He said the schools hope to raise more than $1 million.

Team Stats

Points Per Game69.2272nd
Rebounds Per Game36.5129th
Assists Per Game12.1Tied-272nd
Points Allowed72.9198th

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Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record22-26
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances26