Kansas Athletics has finalized and released the 2016-17 men's basketball non-conference schedule, and once again, it is loaded:
|NOV 1||WASHBURN (EXH)||LAWRENCE, KAN|
|NOV 7||EMPORIA STATE (EXH)||LAWRENCE, KAN|
|NOV 11||INDIANA||HONOLULU, HI|
|NOV 15||DUKE||NEW YORK CITY|
|NOV 18||SIENA||LAWRENCE, KAN|
|NOV 21||CBE CLASSIC||KANSAS CITY, MO|
|NOV 22||CBE CLASSIC||KANSAS CITY, MO|
|NOV 25||UNC ASHEVILLE||LAWRENCE, KAN|
|NOV 29||LONG BEACH STATE||LAWRENCE, KAN|
|DEC 3||STANFORD||LAWRENCE, KAN|
|DEC 6||UMKC||LAWRENCE, KAN|
|DEC 10||NEBRASKA||LAWRENCE, KAN|
|DEC 17||DAVIDSON||KANSAS CITY, MO|
|DEC 22||UNLV||LAS VEGAS, NV|
|JAN 28||KENTUCKY||LEXINGTON, KY|
Ten of these foes were in some sort of postseason, including four who participated in the NCAA Tournament last year. The Big 12 league schedule will be released in August.
Some interesting notes:
Under Bill Self, Kansas has been in the top 10 in strength of schedule 8 of 13 years, including 3 years with the most difficult SOS.
Kansas and Indiana haven't met since 1995.
Kansas and UNC Asheville both lost to Villanova in the NCAA Tournament last year.
Kansas is 8-3 all-time vs Stanford but has lost the last two matchups with the Cardinal.
Former Jayhawk Jerod Haase will lead Stanford into Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas is 51-7 vs Nebraska in Allen Fieldhouse all-time.