2021 Kansas Non-Conference Schedule Announced

The 2021-22 Kansas men’s basketball non-conference schedule is now public. The Jayhawks have another strong slate of games outside of Big 12 conference play, including a big-time holiday tournament and the return of the Border War.

Perhaps the biggest game on Kansas’s schedule will come on Dec. 11 when they play host to the Missouri Tigers in the much-anticipated return of the Border War. The two universities agreed to renew their rivalry in 2020, but the game was canceled last season due to the pandemic.

Kansas will open their season with an exhibition matchup against Emporia State on Nov. 3 inside Allen Fieldhouse. They will tip off the regular season in the Champions Classic against Michigan State on Nov. 9 in Madison Square Garden.

The Jayhawks will then take on Tarleton State (Nov. 12) and Stony Brook (Nov. 18) at home before heading to Florida for the ESPN Events Invitational. The tournament, which takes place over the Thanksgiving weekend, will feature three games for the Jayhawks.


ESPN Events Invitational Field:

Kansas | Alabama | North Texas | Drake | Iona | Belmont | Dayton | Miami


Kansas will travel to Boulder, Colo. for another tough test with former Big 12 foe Colorado on Dec. 21, followed by the ever-popular post-holiday game against Harvard on Dec. 29 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas will also travel to play St. John’s on Dec. 2 as part of the Big 12-Big East Battle.

There will be one more non-conference game announced later this summer when the matchups for the SEC-Big 12 Showdown are made public. Kansas is set to host this game in Lawrence, with the most likely opponents being Kentucky, Arkansas, or Alabama. Many believe a Kentucky-Kansas matchup is all but inevitable.


2021-22 KUMBB Non-Conference Schedule

DateOpponentLocationTimeTickets
Nov. 3Emporia State (Exhib.)Allen Fieldhouse7 p.m.W, 86-60
Nov. 9Michigan StateNew York, N.Y.TBAW, 87-74
Nov. 12Tarleton StateAllen Fieldhouse7 p.m.W, 88-62
Nov. 18Stony BrookAllen Fieldhouse
7 p.m.W, 88-59
Nov. 25North Texas (ESPN
Events Invitational)
Orlando, Fla.TBAW, 71-59
Nov. 26Dayton (ESPN
Events Invitational)
Orlando, Fla.TBAL, 74-73
Nov. 28Iona (ESPN
Events Invitational)
Orlando, Fla.TBAW, 96-83
Dec. 3St. John's
(Big 12-Big East Battle)
Elmont, N.Y.6 p.m.W, 95-75
Dec. 7UTEPKansas City, Mo.7 p.m.W, 78-52
Dec. 11MissouriAllen Fieldhouse2:15 p.m.W, 102-65
Dec. 18Stephen F. AustinAllen Fieldhouse7 p.m.W, 80-72
Dec. 29NevadaAllen Fieldhouse7 p.m.W, 88-61
Jan. 1George MasonAllen Fieldhouse7 p.m.W, 76-67
Jan. 4Oklahoma St.Stillwater, Okla.8 p.m.W, 74-63
Jan. 8Texas TechLubbock, Tex.3 p.m.L, 75-67
Jan. 11Iowa StateAllen Fieldhouse7 p.m.W, 62-61
Jan. 15West VirginiaAllen Fieldhouse
12:30 p.m.W, 85-59
Jan. 18OklahomaNorman, Okla.6 p.m.W, 67-64
Jan. 22Kansas State Manhattan, Kan.3 p.m.W, 78-75
Jan. 24Texas TechAllen Fieldhouse8 p.m.W, 94-91
Jan. 29KentuckyAllen Fieldhouse5 p.m.L, 80-62
Feb. 1Iowa StateAmes, Iowa6 p.m.W, 70-61
Feb. 5BaylorAllen Fieldhouse3 p.m.W, 83-59
Feb. 7TexasAustin, Tex.8 pm.L, 79-76
Feb. 12OklahomaAllen Fieldhouse12 p.m.W, 71-69
Feb. 14Oklahoma St.Allen Fieldhouse8 p.m.W, 76-62
Feb. 19West VirginiaMorgantown, W.V.
7 p.m.W, 71-58
Feb. 22Kansas StateAllen Fieldhouse8 p.m.W, 102-83
Feb. 26BaylorWaco, Tex.7 p.m.L, 80-70
Mar. 1 TCUFort Worth, Tex. 7p.m.L, 74-64
Mar. 3TCUAllen Fieldhouse4 p.m.W, 72-68
Mar. 5TexasAllen Fieldhouse3 p.m.W, 70-63
Mar. 10Big 12 Tournament
2nd Rd - WVU
Kansas City, MO1 p.m.W, 87-63
Mar. 11Big 12 Tournament
Semis - TCU
Kansas City, MO6 p.m.W, 75-62
Mar. 12Big 12 Tournament
Final - Texas Tech
Kansas City, MO5 p.m.W, 74-65
Mar. 17NCAA Tournament
1st Rd - Tex. Southern
Fort Worth, TX9:30 p.m.W, 83-56
Mar. 19NCAA Tournament
2nd Rd - Creighton
Fort Worth, TX2:30 p.m.W, 79-72
Mar. 25NCAA Tournament
3rd Rd - Providence
Chicago, IL6:29 p.m.W, 66-61
Mar. 27NCAA Tournament
4th Rd - Miami
Chicago, IL1:20 p.m.W, 76-60
Apr. 2NCAA Tournament
Final Four - Villanova
New Orleans, LA5:09 p.m.W, 81-65
Apr. 4NCAA Tournament
National Championship -
KU - UNC
New Orleans, LA8:20 p.m.W, 72-69

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