One of the best college basketball rivalries to emerge due to conference realignment has been the Kansas-Texas series, with Texas Longhorns vs. Kansas Jayhawks tickets drawing top value each year. The Kansas vs Texas rivalry didn’t emerge on the national scene until Texas joined the Big 12 in the middle 1990’s. Since then, the Longhorns have been the most consistent rival to the Kansas Jayhawks conference supremacy.
The Longhorns-Jayhawks series has become known for having high flying talent, with names like T.J Ford, Kirk Hinrich, Kevin Durant, Andrew Wiggins, and Joel Embiid all staring in rivalry. Texas and Kansas play each other twice each season as part of the regular season Big 12 schedule, and often have met in the Big 12 Tournament, and Big 12 Tournament championship.
Maybe more so than any other basketball rivalry in the Big 12, the Kansas-Texas game has been known for big games, with the teams meeting in the Big 12 Basketball Tournament Championship 4 times from 2006-2011. The competitiveness of both programs since the formation of the Big 12, has caused Texas-Kansas ticket demand to rise significantly over that period, and it is now one of the most anticipated games on the Big 12 schedule. No matter if the game is in Austin, Texas, or Lawrence, Kansas, TicketCity has great prices on Jayhawks vs Longhorns tickets, including some of the top seats at Allen Fieldhouse, and the Frank Erwin Center.
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse (Lawrence, KS) Jayhawks 69, Longhorns 64The 2nd Kansas-Texas game of 2015 saw two programs going in opposite directions. The Jayhawks were moving into position to try for and 11th straight Big 12 regular season title, and the Longhorns were trying to salvage their NCAA tournament hopes. Texas came out hitting on all cylinders, scoring 34 first half points, and holding a lead late in the 2nd half. But Jayhawks forward Perry Ellis had another fantastic game against the Longhorns, scoring 28 points, and pulling down 13 rebounds to squeak past Texas 69-64.
Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Frank Erwin Center (Austin, TX) Jayhawks 75, Longhorns 62 In a battle of two top 25 teams, the Kansas Jayhawks went into Austin, and rode Cliff Alexander’s 15 points to get passed the Texas Longhorns. After trailing for most of the first half, the Longhorns exploded near the end of the 1st half, cutting the deficit to 2 points at halftime. Texas’ Isaiah Taylor had a game high 23 points in the loss. Kansas’ depth proved too much for the Longhorns late in the game, with veterans Perry Ellis, and Frank Mason leading the charge late in the game. The win put Kansas in control of their destiny in the Big 12.