Kansas opens up its 2023-24 basketball season in Lawrence, Kansas on Nov. 6 against North Carolina Central and has another home game against Manhattan before the Jayhawks’ face their first tough test of the season at the Champions Classic against Kentucky on Nov. 14 in Chicago.
Kansas is the No. 1 ranked team in the CBS Sports Top 25 And 1 and is one of the favorites to cut down the nets this spring at the Final Four. The Jayhawks added the top transfer available in the portal in Michigan center Hunter Dickinson. Kansas also brings back three experienced starters from last season: Dajuan Harris, Kevin McCullar and KJ Adams.
Before the real games begin, Kansas has an exhibition game on the road against Illinois on Oct. 29. That game will raise money for the ongoing relief efforts after the tragic wildfires in Maui, Hawaii and will also serve as a homecoming for Kansas coach Bill Self. The preseason game was set to be a closed scrimmage between the two programs but it will now be open to the public for fans to attend.
Another intriguing matchup for Kansas is a home game against the reigning national champion, UConn. The Huskies are expected to be one of the top teams in the country despite losing Jordan Hawkins, Adama Sanogo and Andre Jackson Jr. to the NBA Draft. This game is part of the fifth annual Big East/Big 12 Battle.
Here are the top five nonconference games for the Kansas Jayhawks this season
When: Dec. 1, 2023 Where: Allen Fieldhouse (Lawrence, Kansas)
UConn had one of the most dominant March Madness runs in the history of the NCAA Tournament and is back for more this season. The Huskies lost three very important players to the NBA Draft but Donovan Clingan is expected to take a massive jump this season to replace some of that production that was lost. Other players expected to make an impact are returners Tristen Newton and Alex Karaban and Rutgers transfer Cam Spencer. This game is…
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Author : Cameron Salerno
Publish date : 2023-09-19 19:14:18
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