KU basketball announces updated schedule

Kansas Jayhawks

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) — Kansas men’s basketball today announced its updated 2020-21 schedule, including the Big 12 Conference round-robin details. KU will have four additional non-conference games to reach the 27-game max established by the NCAA, including a Champions Classic game against Kentucky.
 
Kansas will start conference play with two games in December and will be part of three ESPN Big Monday contests this upcoming season.
 
After the Jayhawks battle Kentucky on Tuesday, Dec. 1, KU will host four non-conference teams at before opening up Big 12 play.


Kansas will then open Big 12 play on the road at Texas Tech on Thursday, Dec. 17. This will be the earliest Big 12 contest for KU in the 25-year history of the conference and the earliest league game for the Jayhawks since Dec. 13, 1986, against Colorado.
 
The Jayhawks return to Allen Fieldhouse to face conference foe West Virginia on Tuesday, Dec. 22. The remaining 16 league games begin Saturday, Jan. 2, when KU hosts Texas.
 
Kansas’ three ESPN Big Monday contests start Jan. 18 at Baylor. The Jayhawks will host Oklahoma State on Big Monday on Feb. 8 and travel to Texas on Monday, Feb. 22. Kansas has been featured on ESPN Big Monday at least three times per season since the inception of the Big 12 in 1996-97.
 
Kansas is 73-18 all-time on ESPN Big Monday (43-1 at home and 30-17 on the road), including 54-12 under head coach Bill Self (32-0 at home and 22-12 on the road). Additionally, KU has won 36-consecutive Big Monday games in Allen Fieldhouse. Overall, KU has won its last 18 ESPN Big Monday battles.
 
The Big 12 Championship is scheduled for March 10-13, 2021, at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
 
Kansas returns three starters and nine letter winners from last season’s 28-3 team which won the Big 12 regular-season title going 17-1 in conference play. KU ended the year ranked No. 1 in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ polls as the 2019-20 season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

DATEOPPONENTSITE (ARENA)
Dec. 1Kentucky (Champions Classic)TBD
Dec. 5NORTH DAKOTA STATELawrence, Kan. (Allen Fieldhouse)
Dec. 8CREIGHTON~Lawrence, Kan. (Allen Fieldhouse)
Dec. 11OMAHALawrence, Kan. (Allen Fieldhouse)
Dec. 13TARLETON STATELawrence, Kan. (Allen Fieldhouse)
Dec. 17at Texas Tech*Lubbock, Texas (United Supermarkets Arena)
Dec. 22WEST VIRGINIA*Lawrence, Kan. (Allen Fieldhouse)
Jan. 2TEXAS*Lawrence, Kan. (Allen Fieldhouse)
Jan. 5at TCU*Fort Worth, Texas (Schollmaier Arena)
Jan. 9OKLAHOMA*Lawrence, Kan. (Allen Fieldhouse)
Jan. 12at Oklahoma State*Stillwater, Okla. (Gallagher-Iba Arena)
Jan. 16IOWA STATE*Lawrence, Kan. (Allen Fieldhouse)
Jan. 18at Baylor*Waco, Texas (Ferrell Center)
Jan. 23at Oklahoma*Norman, Okla. (Lloyd Noble Center)
Jan. 26TCU*Lawrence, Kan. (Allen Fieldhouse)
Jan. 30at Tennessee^Knoxville, Tenn. (Thompson-Boling Arena)
Feb. 2KANSAS STATE*Lawrence, Kan. (Allen Fieldhouse)
Feb. 6at West Virginia*Morgantown, W. Va. (WVU Coliseum)
Feb. 8OKLAHOMA STATE*Lawrence, Kan. (Allen Fieldhouse)
Feb. 13at Iowa State*Ames, Iowa (Hilton Coliseum)
Feb. 16at Kansas State*Manhattan, Kan. (Bramlage Coliseum)
Feb. 20TEXAS TECH*Lawrence, Kan. (Allen Fieldhouse)
Feb. 22at Texas*Austin, Texas (Erwin Center)
Feb. 27BAYLOR*Lawrence, Kan. (Allen Fieldhouse)
March 10-13Phillips 66 Big 12 ChampionshipKansas City, Mo. (T-Mobile Center)
March 18-21NCAA First/Second RoundsTBD
March 25-28NCAA Sweet 16/Elite EightTBD
April 3NCAA Final FourIndianapolis (Lucas Oil Stadium)
April 5NCAA National ChampionshipIndianapolis (Lucas Oil Stadium)

Courtesy: KU Athletics

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