MANHATTAN — Kansas State men’s basketball coach Jerome Tang has made sure that his Wildcats will be battle tested once they dive into their Big 12 Conference schedule.
K-State announced an ambitious nonconference slate Monday that includes nine home games and six matchups against Power Five opponents. The home dates at Bramlage Coliseum include visits from three-time national champion Villanova on Dec. 5 in the Big 12/Big East Battle series, and Nebraska on Dec. 17.
Other highlights are the season opener Nov. 6 in Las Vegas against Southern California, matchups against 2023 NCAA Tournament qualifier Providence on Nov. 17 and then either Final Four participant Miami or Georgia on Nov. 19 at the Baha Mar Hoops Championship in Nassau, Bahamas. The Wildcats also have a true road game Dec. 9 at LSU.
Kansas State basketball coach Jerome Tang celebrates in the student section after a Feb. 18 victory over Iowa State at Bramlage Coliseum.
While technically not a home game, K-State will play host to Wichita State on Dec. 21 at T-Mobile Center.
The Wildcats are coming off a 26-10 season in which they advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight in Tang’s first season as head coach.
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Kansas State basketball’s nonconference schedule
Nov. 1 — Emporia State (exhibition)
Nov. 6 — vs. USC in Las Vegas
Nov. 10 — Bellarmine
Nov. 13 — South Dakota State
Nov. 17 — vs. Providence in Nassau, The Bahamas
Nov. 19 — vs. Miami or Georgia in Nassau, The Bahamas
Nov. 22 — Central Arkansas
Nov. 28 — Oral Roberts
Dec. 2 — North Alabama
Dec. 5 — Villanova
Dec. 9 — at LSU
Dec. 17 — Nebraska
Dec. 21 — vs. Wichita State in Kansas City, Mo.
Jan. 3 — Chicago State
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Publish date : 2023-09-11 20:40:53
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