Kansas vs. Oregon State: Jayhawks, Beavers tip-off in KC

Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas will try to pick up its fifth consecutive win this Friday against the Oregon State Beavers.

In the first ever meeting between the two schools, the Kansas Jayhawks will square off with the Oregon State Beavers of the Pac-12 on Friday night in a pivotal non-conference game.

Bill Self's Jayhawks picked up a rare triple-double from big man Jeff Withey on Monday to roll past San Jose State, 70-57, and have now won four straight games after falling to Michigan State more than two weeks ago. After swatting a career-high 12 shots against San Jose State, Withey's current 6.17 blocks per game average now leads the country by a wide margin through six games.

Along with wins over both Purdue and New Mexico State on their non-conference resume, the Beavers currently play at one of the quickest paces in the nation at nearly 71 possessions per game and could pose a problem for the Jayhawks on the perimeter. In addition to being the 10th-tallest power conference school in terms of average height, the Beavers also have five individual players currently scoring more than 10.8 points per game.

When: Friday, Nov. 30

Where: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO

Tip-off: 7 p.m. CT

TV channel: ESPN3/ESPN Full Court

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