DeMarre Carroll joined the rest of the Mizzou Nation in stoking the fire of the border showdown with Kansas, which is set for Saturday in Columbia.

“Y’all know what time it is,” Carroll began in narrating a hype video. “The rivalry took a little break. Nine years to be exact, but that doesn’t mean those feelings went away. This one means something. … This game is war, them versus us.”

The Jayhawks lost the last time they played in Columbia on Feb. 4, 2012. The schools played again that season in Lawrence and Kansas won, but they didn’t meet on the hardwood again until last year. That was a 102-65 win over the Tigers in the first meeting of the longtime Big 12 rivals as nonconference opponents.

Part of the reason for the drought was Kansas coach Bill Self refused to play the Tigers, who put the Big 12 in peril when they, along with Texas A&M, left for the SEC.

“They’re in our house now,” Carroll said. “Welcome back, to The Jungle.”