KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Flash after flash went off inside Municipal Auditorium, and Bill Self reached out with that warm Bill Self handshake and that warm Bill Self smile. Frank Haith smiled back, and there it was:
The closest we'll get to a Kansas and Missouri meeting on a basketball court anytime soon.
"I really don't like Bill at all," Haith, the Tigers' men's basketball coach, said with a puckish grin.
He was kidding.
"Yeah, Bill and I are actually really good friends," Haith told FOXSportsKansasCity.com before the Coaches vs. Cancer Season Tipoff Reception Tuesday in downtown Kansas City. "And I really like Bill a lot."
But as to the game ...
"It's just not time," Haith said.
"And I think we would like to play," Haith continued. "So someday -- I don't know if it will be while I'm still the coach at Missouri -- but I think someday they will play.
"I think it will happen again. But right now, it's just not the time."
And there ya go. Shame, isn't it?