An October exhibition basketball game did more than just reignite a rivalry that had been dormant for five years.
The Missouri and Kansas Showdown for Relief, an preseason exhibition game put on by both schools to benefit hurricane victims, officially raised more than $2 million, an astounding number for a single game.
— Mizzou Basketball (@MizzouHoops) October 27, 2017
The game, which Kansas won 93-87 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, was the first time that these two rivals have played since Missouri left the Big 12 in 2012 to join the SEC. The Tigers and Jayhawks put on a great show in front of a sold-out crowd, providing a preview of what should be two of the top teams in the nation this coming basketball season.
All of the $2.011 million proceeds will go directly toward hurricane relief.