Entire Kansas Men's Basketball Regular-Season Schedule to be Televised Nationally
July 22, 2009
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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Entering the preseason ranked No. 1, the Kansas men’s basketball team will have all 31 of its 2009-10 regular-season games nationally televised.
Kansas will appear on three CBS, nine ESPN, five ESPN2, two ESPNU and one Fox Sport Network telecast. The Jayhawks return their top nine scorers from last year’s 27-8 team that won the Big 12 Conference regular-season title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.
Besides the network and national cable telecasts, three KU games will air on the Big 12 Network, while seven will be shown on the in-state Jayhawk Television Network (JTV). The Big 12 Network and JTV regular-season contests will be available on ESPN’s Full Court package.
There are still three KU games that could be picked up by the ESPN family or will appear on JTV. Those games include Dec. 9 vs. Radford, Dec. 29 vs. Belmont and Jan. 5 vs. Cornell. Additionally, KU’s two exhibition contests will also air on JTV.
The Jayhawks will play 14 games in 2009-10 against 2009 NCAA Tournament teams. After hosting Hofstra in the season opener Nov. 13 on JTV, Kansas’ first game away from home will be against Memphis Nov. 17 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo., in the Hall-of-Fame Showcase on ESPN. It is the first meeting between the two teams since KU defeated the Tigers 75-68 in overtime to win the 2008 NCAA Championship at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
KU’s next three opponents have yet to be announced by the Hall-of-Fame Showcase; the games are scheduled on Nov. 19, Nov. 25 and Nov. 27. All three will be Jayhawk TV contests.
Kansas will meet UCLA in the Big 12/Pac 10 Hardwood Series Dec. 6 at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles on Fox Sports Network. UCLA won the last matchup with Kansas, 68-55, in the 2007 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight.
Other highlighted non-conference contests include Dec. 12 against LaSalle at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., in the M&I Bank Kansas City Shootout. That contest will be televised by ESPN at 1 p.m. ESPN will also televise the Dec. 19, 11 a.m., contest against Big Ten foe Michigan in Allen Fieldhouse. The following Tuesday, Dec. 22, Kansas will host Pac-10 power California on ESPN2.
KU will open the new year at Temple Jan. 2 on ESPN2 at either 2:30 or 4:30 p.m. (Central). The Jayhawks close out the non-conference schedule at Tennessee on Jan. 10 at 12:30 p.m. for its first of three CBS games. Kansas will also appear on CBS at Oklahoma State on Feb. 27 and at Missouri on March 6.
Kansas opens Big 12 play at Nebraska on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN2. Six of the Jayhawks’ nine ESPN televised games will be in conference play. KU will play four ESPN Big Monday games – Jan. 25 vs. Missouri, Feb. 8 at Texas, Feb. 15 at Texas A&M and Feb. 22 vs. Oklahoma. Kansas will also play ESPN contests at Iowa State on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 3 p.m., and at Kansas State on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m.
Kansas Men’s Basketball 2009-10
Date (Day) – Opponent, TV, Time (Central)
Nov. 3 (Tuesday) – FORT HAYS STATE (Exhibition), JTV, 7 p.m.
Nov. 10 (Tuesday) – PITTSBURG STATE (Exhibition), JTV, 7 p.m.
Nov. 13 (Friday) – HOFSTRA, JTV, 7 p.m.
Nov. 17 (Tuesday) – &Memphis (Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Mo.), ESPN, 9 p.m.
Nov. 19 (Thursday) – &TBA, JTV, 7 p.m.
Nov. 25 (Wednesday) – &TBA, JTV, 7 p.m.
Nov. 27 (Friday) – &TBA, JTV, 7 p.m.
Dec. 2 (Wednesday) – ALCORN STATE, JTV, 7 p.m.
Dec. 6 (Sunday) – %at UCLA, FSN, 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 9 (Wednesday) – RADFORD, TV to be announced
Dec. 12 (Saturday) – ~LA SALLE (Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.), ESPN, 1 p.m.
Dec. 19 (Saturday) – MICHIGAN, ESPN, 11 a.m.
Dec. 22 (Tuesday) – CALIFORNIA, ESPN2, 8 p.m.
Dec. 29 (Tuesday) – BELMONT, TV to be announced
Jan. 2 (Saturday) – at Temple, ESPN2, 2:30 or 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 5 (Tuesday) – CORNELL, TV to be announced
Jan. 10 (Sunday) – at Tennessee, CBS, 12:30 p.m.
Jan. 13 (Wednesday) – *at Nebraska, ESPN2, 8 p.m.
Jan. 16 (Saturday) – *TEXAS TECH, Big 12, 12:45 p.m.
Jan. 20 (Wednesday) – *BAYLOR, ESPN2, 8 p.m.
Jan. 23 (Saturday) – *at Iowa State, ESPN, 3 p.m.
Jan. 26 (Monday) – *MISSOURI, ESPN, 8 p.m.
Jan. 30 (Saturday) – *at Kansas State, ESPN, 6 p.m.
Feb. 3 (Wednesday) – *at Colorado, ESPN2, 8 p.m.
Feb. 6 (Saturday) – *NEBRASKA, ESPNU, 5 p.m.
Feb. 8 (Monday) – *at Texas, ESPN, 8 p.m.
Feb. 13 (Saturday) – *IOWA STATE, ESPNU, 7 p.m.
Feb. 15 (Monday) – *at Texas A&M, ESPN, 8 p.m.
Feb. 20 (Saturday) – *COLORADO, Big 12, 3 p.m.
Feb. 22 (Monday) – *OKLAHOMA, ESPN, 8 p.m.
Feb. 27 (Saturday) – *at Oklahoma State, CBS, 3 p.m.
March 3 (Wednesday) – *KANSAS STATE, Big 12, 7 p.m.
March 6 (Saturday) – *at Missouri, CBS, 1 p.m.
March 10-13 (Wed-Sat) – Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship – Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.
HOME GAMES IN CAPS; # – Exhibition game; & – Hall-of-Fame Showcase; % – Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series; ~ – M&I Bank Kansas City Shootout; * – Big 12 Conference game; FSN – Fox Sports Network; Big 12 – Big 12 Network