COLUMBIA, Mo. — The biggest basketball rivalry for the University of Missouri is back on.
Starting in the 2020-21 season, the Missouri Tigers and Kansas Jayhawks will renew their century-long rivalry that went away when Mizzou left for the SEC.
The former Big 12 rivals have agreed to meet for six non-conference matchups starting with a game set for Dec. 12, 2020, at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. The teams will then play alternating home games for the next four seasons before returning to the Sprint Center in 2025.
Mizzou has faced Kansas more than any other school, 267 times. Kansas has won 172 of the games, while the Tigers have 95 wins.
The teams last played each other in a charity exhibition at the Sprint Center in 2017, which resulted in the teams raising $2 million for hurricane relief. The last time the teams played an official game was on Feb. 25, 2012. Both teams were ranked in the top five of the AP poll, and the Jayhawks erased a 19 point deficit to top the Tigers in overtime.
Start time, TV information and ticket information will be announced at a later date.