Home games against Indiana, Seton Hall and Harvard, road competitions against Kentucky and Missouri, a neutral site battle against Duke and a trip to the Bahamas for the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament will highlight the program of no -2022-23 Kansas men’s basketball conference, which was announced on Tuesday.
The defending national champion Jayhawks will meet Duke at the Champions Classic on Nov. 15 in Indianapolis. The Classic will not mark the start of the college basketball season this year.
KU will play an exhibition game against Pittsburg State on Nov. 2 at Allen Fieldhouse, followed by home games against Omaha on Nov. 7 and North Dakota State on Nov. 10 before the game against Duke.
After a home game against Southern Utah on Nov. 18, the Jayhawks will take part in Battle 4 Atlantis from Nov. 23-25 in Paradise Island, Bahamas. The field consists of KU, Butler, BYU, Dayton, North Carolina State, USC, Tennessee and Wisconsin with matchups to be announced.
A home game against Texas Southern on November 28 will be followed by a home game against Seton Hall on December 1, followed by the Border War game against Missouri on December 10 at Columbia. After that, KU returns home to meet Indiana on December 17 and Harvard on December 22.
KU will travel to Kentucky on January 28.
The 2022-23 Big 12 conference schedule will begin Dec. 31. The league has yet to release its schedule.
The Big 12 Tournament will be held at T-Mobile Center from March 8-11, 2023. T-Mobile Center will also host the NCAA Midwest Regional Tournament Semifinals and Finals on March 24-26. However, KU will not play a regular season game in the building this season. KU has played one regular season game at KC every year since 1997-98, except for the 2020-21 season affected by COVID-19.
Games against Missouri in the 2025-26 and 26-27 seasons will be held at T-Mobile Center.
Dan Beckler, KU’s senior associate athletic director, strategic communications and external initiatives, explained the lack of a regular season game at T-Mobile Center this upcoming season.
“We are taking a one-year hiatus from playing a regular season basketball game at T-Mobile Center during the 2022-23 season, but will return to Kansas City the following season,” Beckler said in a statement. “Our goal is to increase the quality of the opponent in the years to come to deliver a compelling game every year for our fans in the greater Kansas City area. We have a great partnership with the T-Mobile Center and we look forward to playing there at the Big 12 Championship next March.
Commenting on KU’s non-conference program, KU coach Bill Self said, “Once again we have a non-conference program which should prepare us for what will be another strong program from the Big 12. It’s a very attractive home program with games against Indiana and Seton Hall. Duke also competes in the Champions Classic in Indianapolis and road games in Missouri and Kentucky. The Battle 4 Atlantis is a stacked field that includes USC, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. These, along with the Big 12, make for a very competitive schedule and if we do well, it will increase our chances for another high seed in the NCAA Tournament.
2022-23 KU Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule
Wednesday, November 2 – State of Pittsburgh (exhibition)
Monday, November 7 – Omaha
Thursday, November 10 – State of North Dakota
Tuesday, November 15 – vs. Duke (Champions Classic, Indianapolis)
Friday, November 18 – Southern Utah
Wednesday, November 23 – vs. TBD (Battle 4 Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas)
Thursday, November 24 – vs. TBD (Battle 4 Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas)
Friday, November 25 – vs. TBD (Battle 4 Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas)
Monday, November 28 – Texas Southern
Thursday, December 1 – Seton Hall (Big 12/Big East Battle)
Saturday, December 10 – at Missouri
Saturday, December 17 – Indiana
Thursday, December 22 – Harvard
Saturday, January 28 – at Kentucky (SEC/Big 12 Challenge)
This story was originally published June 28, 2022 3:20 p.m.