There's little doubt that tonight's game with No. 8 Kansas (18-4, 8-1 Big 12) will be the biggest test of the season for a No. 4 ranked Missouri team (20-2, 7-2 Big 12) that's trying to prove its worth as a national title contender and potential No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
There are plenty of storylines to choose from - a national stage thanks to ESPN's "Gameday" broadcast from Columbia, as well as one of the final meetings between the two schools in the "Border War," at least for the near future as the Tigers jump to the SEC next season. Mizzou hasn't beaten the Jayhawks in their last five meetings, and oh yeah - first place in the Big 12 conference is on the line, too.
Time/date: 8 p.m. CT, Saturday, February 4, 2012
Location: Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri