The Kansas Jayhawks announced their non-conference men’s basketball schedule on Tuesday, one that includes a renewal of its storied rivalry with Missouri.
Kansas will play Missouri on Saturday, Dec. 11, at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. The two programs played each other practically every year until Mizzou left the conference for the SEC. This will be the first meeting between KU and MU in regular-season play since Feb. 25, 2012.
The schedule is filled with some games that had already been announced, including Kansas attending the ESPN events Invitational in Orlando, Florida, from Nov. 25-28. We don’t know who the Jayhawks will play yet comma but we do know that the field includes Alabama, Belmont, Dayton, Drake, Iona, Miami and North Texas.
Kansas will open the season on Nov. 9 in New York City for the Champions Classic, where they’ll face the Michigan State Spartans.
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On Nov. 12, Kansas will begin its home schedule against Tarleton State, followed by a home game against Stony Brook on Nov. 18.
Kansas won’t return home directly from Orlando. On Dec. 2, they’ll face St. John’s on the road in its Big East-Big 12 Battle game. After that, Kansas will play its traditional regular-season game at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, where the Jayhawks will face UT-El Paso. After that, Kansas hosts Missouri.
After a week off, Kansas will host Stephen F. Austin on Dec. 18. SFA upset Duke in Durham two years ago. On Dec. 21, Kansas will travel to Colorado to face another former conference rival. Then, on Dec. 29, Kansas wraps up the 2021 calendar with a home game against Harvard.
Kansas will have its last non-conference game in late January when it faces a team from the SEC in the SEC-Big 12 challenge. That opponent and location will be set at a later date.
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