Kansas, Missouri to renew ‘Border War’ rivalry with charity basketball game

Kansas and Missouri — once Big 12 conference foes — are officially reuniting on the hardwood.

According to the Kansas City Star’s Jesse Newell, Kansas basketball head coach Bill Self confirmed on Friday that the Jayhawks and Tigers will take the court this month for a charity exhibition game. The proceeds will go towards relief efforts for recent hurricanes to strike the United States.

According to Newell, the game will be played on at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. on Oct. 22. Tip-off will be at 3 p.m. CT.

Self said the hope is to raise more than $1 million from the game, according to Newell. Four hurricanes — Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate — made landfall in U.S. territory between late August and early October.

Kansas and Missouri were once Big 12 division rivals before the Tigers left for the SEC in time for the 2012-2013 school year. The two have not played since February 2012. Kansas rallied from a double-digit deficit to win by one point — 87-86.

It may only be one game between two schools that once owned a heated rivalry on the hardwood. Nonetheless, it’s an exciting time for Kansas and Missouri fans as they get to relive what once was an exciting bi-annual matchup — and for a great cause.

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