KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 09: A Missouri Tigers holds a sign during the first round game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the 2011 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament at Sprint Center on March 9, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The No. 14 Kansas Jayhawks and No. 21 Missouri Tigers prepare to put their rankings and conference pride on the line versus two tough Big East foes.
The Big 12 looks to stick their conference's chest out with pride as they face two key members of the Big East on Monday night.
For the Missouri Tigers, their No. 21 ranking, 3-0 record and hometown fans will be put to the test versus the always gutty Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Progressive CBE Classic in Kansas City at 6:30pm CT.
The Kansas Jayhawks sit at No. 14 in this week's coaches poll, and after being over matched on the national stage In Madison Square Garden versus the Kentucky Wildcats last week Bill Self's bunch gets a chance at redemption versus the Georgetown Hoyas on Monday night in the EA Sports Maui Invitational. The ball tips at 10:50 p.m. CT on ESPN2.
Here is the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll for Week 3:
|ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll:
|1||North Carolina (30)||3-0||774|
Others receiving votes: Mississippi State 58, Purdue 48, Villanova 48, Texas 31, UNLV 23, Cincinnati 23, Northwestern 22, Temple 20, Cleveland State 20, Saint Louis 12, Michigan State 12, George Mason 10, Illinois 8, Long Beach State 8, San Diego State 8, Saint Mary's 6, Oklahoma State 6, Washington 3, Virginia 2, Indiana 2, Marshall 1, Harvard 1, Notre Dame 1