As we approach the official start of the college hoops season, Kansas basketball gears up for yet another strong non-conference schedule.
Coach Bill Self consistently schedules a strong non-conference slate to prepare his team for the rigors of conference and post-season play.
KU has finished in the top 5 in non-conference strength of schedule for the past 8 out of 10 seasons, with the outliers being #14 in 2020-2021 and #6 in 2018-2019.
Even with the Big 12 shake-ups, the conference will still boast solid teams that we know will give KU challenges every night come January.
While it’s clear that conference games will battle test KU, who will be the biggest opponents for the Jayhawks during non-conference play? Let’s look at our top 3 matchups.