Kansas basketball formally released their non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2019-20 season. As we've come to expect under Bill Self, it will feature a number of games against stiff competition. Only two games against teams from last year's NCAA Tournament currently appear, but that will no doubt increase as they learn their opponents for a couple of tournaments and challenges they'll be participating in.
The Jayhawks once again open regular season play with the Champions Classic, where they'll face Duke. Later in November they'll be in the Maui Invitational, a field that includes Michigan State, UCLA and Virginia Tech. December will feature a home game with old Big 8 foe Colorado, a Sprint Center matchup with a local opponent in UMKC, and a trip to Philadelphia right before Christmas to play Villanova in what seems like a deadly trap. After Christmas, they travel to Stanford, a team who nearly won in Lawrence last year. The Big 12/SEC Challenge opponent in late January has not been announced, but will likely be one of the biggest names the SEC has to offer.
10/24 vs Fort Hays State (exhibition)
10/31 vs Pittsburg State (exhibition)
11/5 vs Duke (New York)
11/8 vs UNC Greensboro
11/15 vs Monmouth
11/19 – vs East Tennessee State
11/25-11/27 MauI Invitational (3 games TBD)
12/7 vs Colorado
12/10 – vs Wisconsin-Milwaukee
12/14 – vs UMKC (Sprint Center)
12/21 – at Villanova
12/29 – at Stanford
1/25 – Big 12/SEC Challenge (TBD)