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Jayhawks-Tigers: What to watch for

Updated: February 9, 2009, 4:47 PM ET
By Fran Fraschilla
It's been since 2003 that bitter rivals Kansas and Missouri have played a basketball game when both teams were ranked. But that will be the case Monday (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET) when No. 24 Kansas -- undefeated in the Big 12 at 8-0 -- travels to Columbia, Mo., to take on Mike Anderson's Tigers, who are 7-2 and 20-4 overall.

If you are tuning in tonight, here are some things to watch for:

Kansas
• The Jayhawks have the 11th youngest team in college basketball, according to kenpom.com, averaging .82 years of experience. After losing five starters (including four to the NBA) off last season's national championship team, Bill Self has five players in his top eight who did not play in a Jayhawk uniform a year ago.

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