The Kansas Jayhawks have to worry about not looking too far ahead tonight when they play Texas A&M on the road. That's because the final Border War looms as they face Missouri later this week. Whether or not Kansas is focused, however, Billy Kennedy says the Aggies are excited and ready to face the Jayhawks tonight.
"I’m going to tell our guys today it’s an exciting time. You’ve got to enjoy playing two great teams back to back," Kennedy said on Monday. "We competed well at Kansas. They’ve been great on the road. It’s why they’ve been conference champs for several years. We’ll have to play really well to give us a chance, but we’ve been playing well at home.
"I have great respect for Kansas, the tradition of their program and what Bill has done there. Obviously I hired a guy from their program in Kyle Keller. This is a great opportunity for us to have a special moment, to get a win. Of course we’ll have to play great basketball and them not so well. I thought Missouri played well against us. We have to get some breaks at some point."
The Aggies are 3-4 in conference play while the Jayhawks are on top of the Big 12. This should be a mismatch, but a Big 12 road game for any team is always a challenge. Tonight should be interesting regardless as KU hopes to focus on the very next step and avoid any upsets.
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