The Kansas basketball program has another Hawaiian trip on the schedule.
The Jayhawks are set to take on Indiana in the Armed Forces Classic at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu on Nov. 11, 2016. The event, a doubleheader that will also feature Arizona and Michigan State, will conclude a five-year cycle of the Armed Forces Classic.
The matchups were announced in an ESPN statement on Friday morning. The event will take place just a few weeks shy of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
“We thought playing in the Armed Forces Classic would be a terrific experience for our players,” Kansas coach Bill Self said in a statement, “especially to commemorate such an important time in our country.”
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Kansas and Indiana have not faced each other since 1995. The Jayhawks lead the all-time series 7-6. Looking ahead to the 2016-17 schedule, Kansas will face a rigorous week of travel in November. After playing Indiana on Nov. 11, the Jayhawks will turn around and travel to New York to play Duke in the Champions Classic on Nov. 15, 2016. Kansas is also scheduled to return to the CBE Classic at Sprint Center in 2016.
Kansas is already set to travel to Hawaii in 2015, when it returns to the Maui Invitational. The Kansas football program will also play at Hawaii in 2017, the return game for a two-game series that begins in 2016.