The Kansas men’s basketball team will play Washington at the Sprint Center, a matchup announced Thursday afternoon as the Jayhawks released their full nonconference schedule for 2017-18.
KU, which last played Washington in 2008, will take on the Huskies as part of the Jayhawk Shootout on Dec. 6 in the Jayhawks’ only regular-season game in Kansas City.
Other highlights of the schedule include neutral-court matchups against Kentucky (Nov. 14) and Syracuse (Dec. 2).
“Once again, I think we’ve put together a very competitive nonconference schedule,” KU coach Bill Self said in a release. “Anytime you have Kentucky and Syracuse on your nonconference schedule at neutral sites gives the appearance of a terrific schedule.”
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KU, which opens the regular season at home against Tennessee State, will play three Pac-12 schools (Washington, Arizona State, Stanford) and also will be making its first trip to Nebraska since 2011.
The Big 12 portion of the schedule will be released in August.
2017-18 Kansas men’s basketball nonconference schedule
Oct. 31: PITTSBURG STATE (exhibition)
Nov. 7: FORT HAYS STATE (exhibition)
Nov. 10: TENNESSEE STATE
Nov. 14: vs. Kentucky*
Nov. 17: SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Nov. 21: TEXAS SOUTHERN
Nov. 24: OAKLAND
Nov. 28: TOLEDO
Dec. 2: vs. Syracuse**
Dec. 6: vs. Washington***
Dec. 10: ARIZONA STATE
Dec. 16: at Nebraska
Dec. 18: OMAHA
Dec. 21: vs. Stanford****
Jan. 27: TEXAS A&M#
Home games in CAPS at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence
*Champions Classic at the United Center in Chicago
**Hoophall Miami Invitational at American Airlines Arena in Miami
***Jayhawk Shootout at the Sprint Center
****at Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif.
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