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

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

Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

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