LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNW) - Kansas men's basketball annually plays one of the toughest nonconference schedules in the nation, and the 2018-19 slate is no exception.
Six of KU's nonconference foes competed in the 2018 NCAA Tournament - national champion Villanova, Kentucky, Michigan State, Arizona State, Tennessee (possible opponent in the Preseason NIT) and New Mexico State.
Kansas Men's Basketball 2018-19 Nonconference Schedule (home games in ALL CAPS)
Oct. 25 (Thursday) - EMPORIA STATE (EXHIBITION)
Nov. 1 (Thursday) - WASHBURN (EXHIBITION)
Nov. 6 (Tuesday) - Michigan State (Indianapolis, Champions Classic)
Nov. 12 (Monday) - VERMONT (NIT home contest)
Nov. 16 (Friday) - LOUISIANA (NIT home contest)
Nov. 21 (Wednesday) - TBD (Brooklyn, N.Y., NIT semifinals)
Nov. 23 (Friday) - TBD (Brooklyn, N.Y., NIT finals)
Dec. 1 (Saturday) - STANFORD
Dec. 4 (Tuesday) - WOFFORD
Dec. 8 (Saturday) - NEW MEXICO STATE (Kansas City, Mo., Jayhawk Shootout)
Dec. 15 (Saturday) - VILLANOVA
Dec. 18 (Tuesday) - SOUTH DAKOTA
Dec. 22 (Saturday) - at Arizona State
Dec. 29 (Saturday) - EASTERN MICHIGAN
Jan. 26 (Saturday) - at Kentucky (SEC/Big 12 Challenge)
March 13-16 - Big 12 Championship (Kansas City, Mo.)
2019 NCAA Tournament Dates and Sites
March 17 - Selection Sunday
March 19-20 - First Four (Dayton, Ohio)
March 21 & 23 - First/Second Rounds (Hartford, Ct.; Des Moines, Iowa; Jacksonville, Fla.; Salt Lake City, Utah)
March 22 & 24 - First/Second Rounds (Columbia, S.C.; Columbus, Ohio; Tulsa, Okla.; Seattle, Wash.)
March 28 & 30 - Regional (West at Anaheim, Calif.; South at Louisville, Ky.)
March 29 & 31 - Regional (East at Washington, D.C.; Midwest at Kansas City, Mo.)
April 6 & 8 - Final Four (Minneapolis, Minn.)
The Big 12 Conference schedule will be released later in the summer.
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