December 21, 2012; Berkeley, CA, USA; Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bonnie Hendrickson reacts on the sidelines during the second half against the California Golden Bears at Haas Pavilion. California won 88-79. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Women's Basketball: Non-Conference Slate Released

On Wednesday, the Kansas Lady Jayhawks non-conference schedule was released. The schedule houses six of the nation’s top teams including Creighton and Oral Roberts, both NCAA tournament participants from a year ago.

Pittsburg State and Emporia State kick off the schedule on Oct. 30th, and Nov. 3rd. After these two exhibition games, the level of competition increases a notch as Oral Roberts comes to Lawrence on Nov. 10th. Oral Roberts, made it to the NCAA tournament last season after winning the Southland conference tournament championship. After a meeting with SIU-Edwardsville, Kansas takes on Creighton, another NCAA team. SIU-Edwardsville, was a WNIT participant last season.

Minnesota, Central Michigan, Xavier and Duke are all next on the schedule. Each team are worthy opponents, with the Golden Gophers making the WNIT and the other three teams being a part of Paradise Jam. Duke and Central Michigan, both were in the NCAA tournament, while Xavier enjoyed a down year.

Arkansas, Texas Southern, Purdue, Tulsa and Yale finish the non-conference tilt with each game being played at Lawrence. Purdue and Tulsa were both NCAA participants, while Arkansas, and Texas Southern were both WNIT teams.

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