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Fort Hays State at Kansas Preview and Open Thread

‘Hawks by a million.

NCAA Basketball: West Virginia at Kansas Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

It’s officially basketball season in Lawrence as exhibition play returns to Allen Fieldhouse where your Kansas Jayhawks welcome in Fort Hays State.

This is the season opener for both squads. Kansas is ranked #3 in the AP top-25 and was a near-unanimous choice to win the Big 12.

Fort Hays was picked to finish fourth in the MIAA in both the preseason Coaches and Media polls. The Tigers return just two starters and four letterwinners from last year’s 18-11 team, but no doubt they are a scrappy opponent from D2 who will really push the Jayhawks.

Here are the essentials:

The Numbers

Fort Hays State: 0-0, 0-0

#3 Kansas: 0-0, 0-0

Line: OFF

How to Watch

Thursday, Oct 24, 7:00 p.m. CDT

Lawrence, KS: Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)

TV/STREAMING: ESPN+ (subscription required)

- Dave Armstrong (Play-by-Play), Chris Piper (Analyst)

Radio: Jayhawk Radio Network

- Brian Hanni (Play-by-Play), Greg Gurley (Analyst)

The More You Know

Kansas has won 29-straight exhibition games and is 88-9 overall in preseason play, which includes a 56-2 mark under Bill Self. The Jayhawks are 61-4 all-time in exhibitions at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU’s last exhibition loss came on Nov. 9, 1993, vs Australia.

KU is 11-0 all-time vs FHSU.