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Kansas basketball should face Tennessee in Big 12/SEC Challenge

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Kansas basketball’s ideal opponent for the 2021 Big 12/SEC Challenge is the Tennessee Volunteers.

Kansas basketball is already playing a really tough non-conference schedule next season, but why not make it a little bit more difficult? The best matchup for the Jayhawks in the 2021 Big 12/SEC Challenge would be Tennessee since the Volunteers should be a solid team next season.

According the NBC‘s way-too-early top 25 for next season, the Vols are the No. 9 team in the nation. Not only is that the highest ranking out of teams from the SEC, but Kansas will have already played Kentucky in the first game of the season.