On Friday, Kansas’s 2012-2013 non-conference basketball schedule was announced. The Jayhawks kick off the season on October, 30th hosting Emporia State and Washburn the next week, then the schedule gets interesting.
On November 13th, Kansas and Tom Izzo’s Michigan State Spartans meet in Atlanta, Georgia as part of the Champions Classic. Kansas travels to another Big 10 foe on December, 22nd when they face Ohio State.
A couple of PAC-12 schools are also littered on the schedule. Head coach Craig Robinson’s Oregon State Beavers face Kansas in Kansas City on November, 30th. On November, 19th Washington State also comes to the Sprint Center in Kansas City to face the Jayhawks. Later on Kansas hosts Colorado.
Two big-time small schools who have had success in the NCAA tournament are Richmond and Belmont. Each faces Kansas this season. Belmont comes on December, 15th, while the Richmond Spiders travel to Lawrence on December, 18th. This is the first time Richmond and Kansas have played in Lawrence, since the Spiders upended the Jayhawks in 2004.
In the final non-conference game, Kansas hosts Temple on January, 6th before kicking off the Big-12 schedule.
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