Jayhawks announce tough non-conference schedule

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - After playing one of the nation's toughest schedules a year ago, Kansas appears to be trying to upstage itself with the release of its nonconference men's basketball schedule Tuesday.

The Jayhawks will face Kentucky, Florida, Georgetown, Utah, Temple and UNLV, and could play additional games against Michigan State, Marquette, Georgia Tech and Rhode Island depending on how things shake out in various tournaments.

Throw in the Big 12's double round-robin schedule and Kansas could play 16 games against teams that made the NCAA tournament a year ago.

The Jayhawks open the season against UC-Santa Barbara on Nov. 14, and then play defending NCAA runner-up Kentucky four days later in Indianapolis. Kansas is also scheduled to play in the Orlando Classic later in November.

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