KU men’s basketball nonconference schedule loaded again


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)
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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