The specific dates of each matchup have not yet been revealed, but the Kansas men’s and women’s basketball teams both now know the make-up of their 2023-24 Big 12 Conference schedules.
The conference on Thursday released the schedule matrix for all 14 teams, giving fans, coaches and foes alike a look at who will play who and how often.
That was necessary for one season because of the unbalanced schedule the league will use while Oklahoma and Texas play out their final year as members of the Big 12.
The days of the double round robin that the conference so proudly played during recent years are at least temporarily over. Some schools will maintain home-and-home matchups and others will play programs just once — some at home and others away.
Both KU hoops programs will play in-state rival Kansas State at home and away this season, like normal, and neither will play home-and-homes with all four new members of the conference. The KU women will play BYU twice, Cincinnati and Houston only at home and Central Florida in Orlando. The KU men will play Houston twice, BYU and Cincinnati only at home and Central Florida in Orlando.
Dates and times will be announced later.
Here’s a look at how the matrix breaks down for the two Kansas teams:
Home and away – Baylor, Houston, Kansas State, Oklahoma and TCU
Home only – BYU, Cincinnati, TCU, Texas
Away only – Central Florida, Iowa State, Texas Tech and West Virginia
Both home and away – Baylor, BYU, Iowa State, Kansas State and Oklahoma
Home only – Cincinnati, Houston, Oklahoma State and West Virginia
Away only – Central Florida, Texas, TCU and Texas Tech
Both teams will play stacked non-conference schedules, with Bill Self’s team competing against one of the nation’s toughest schedules per usual and Brandon Schneider’s team playing what he believes will be their toughest non-conference schedule in years.
The men will face Kentucky at the Champions Classic, play in a stacked Maui Invitational field that features Gonzaga, Purdue, Tennessee, Marquette and UCLA, face defending national champ UConn and Missouri at home and play at Indiana while squaring off with Wichita State at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
The women will play host to Nebraska, travel to Texas A&M and Wichita State and could face some even tougher competition in the Cayman Islands Classic in November, where UConn, LSU, UCLA, Virginia, Virginia Tech and others are waiting.
The complete schedule for both teams, with dates, times and TV assignments will be released later this summer.
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