KU and MU propose Border War exhibition game to benefit hurricane victims

Marc LaVoie
October 13, 2017 - 6:45 am

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The Universities of Kansas and Missouri are considering a revival of sorts for their dormant basketball rivalry. 

Mizzou and KU want to play an exhibition game Oct. 22 at Kansas City's Sprint Center to raise money for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and elsewhere in the U.S. The game could generate a lot of attention, particularly since Missouri's high-profile hiring of Cuonzo Martin as head coach. The Tigers have since landed high school blue chippers Jontay Porter, Michael Porter Jr. and Jeremiah Tilmon.

The teams have not played since 2012, the season before Missouri left the Big 12 Conference for the Southeastern. KU leads the all-time series 172 wins to 95.

NCAA officials would have to sanction the benefit matchup. An announcement could come Friday.  


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