Jayhawks unveil 2019-20 nonconference slate
LAWRENCE, Kan. – There’s no place like home for Kansas women’s basketball during the 2019-20 nonconference slate as the Jayhawks will host 10 contests, including a pair of exhibition games, inside Allen Fieldhouse ahead of conference play next season. In Kansas head coach Brandon Schneider’s fifth season at the helm of the women’s basketball program, the Jayhawks are facing opponents from 10 different leagues during nonconference play. Additionally, Kansas will play three schools for the first time in program history. The Jayhawks have a combined overall record of 14-5 against seven of their nonconference opponents.
Before Kansas tips off the nonconference slate, the Jayhawks will host a pair of exhibition games inside Allen Fieldhouse. KU will begin exhibition play on Sunday, Oct. 27 against Pittsburg State. The Jayhawks will conclude their two-game exhibition schedule with Emporia State on Sunday, Nov. 3.
Following its exhibition contests, Kansas will welcome Indiana State to Lawrence on Wednesday, Dec. 6, to tip off the 2019-20 season. The Jayhawks’ meeting with the Sycamores is just the second time in program history and KU leads the series, 1-0.
KU will continue its five-game homestand to start the season with Illinois-Chicago, Omaha, UMass Lowell and Texas State. During the second week of the season, Kansas faces UIC on Nov. 10 and Omaha on Nov. 13. The following week, the Jayhawks host UMass-Lowell on Nov. 17 and Texas State on Nov. 24. KU squares off with an opponent for the first time in program history in two of five games to start the season.
The Jayhawks will hit the road for the first time during the 2019-20 campaign to participate in the FAU Thanksgiving Tournament, which runs Nov. 29-30. While in Boca Raton, Florida, for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Jayhawks will face Florida Atlantic and Loyola (Maryland).
As announced earlier by the conference offices, the Jayhawks will host Florida in the annual Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday, Dec. 8. Last year Kansas defeated LSU in the Big 12/SEC Challenge, helping the league to a 5-5 mark against the SEC.
Once finals are wrapped up for the 2019 fall semester, KU will welcome St. Mary’s to Lawrence for the second meeting in program history. The Jayhawks and Gaels face off on Sunday, Dec. 15.
After playing seven of its first nine games of the 2019-20 campaign inside Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas travels east for its first meeting in St. Louis since 2008. The Jayhawks and Billikens meet on the hardwood on Saturday, Dec. 21.
For its 2019 nonconference finale, Kansas will play Wofford inside Allen Fieldhouse on Monday, Dec. 30, before kicking off Big 12 action in 2020. Wofford is another squad that KU will square off against for the first time in program history.
More information about the 2019-20 season, including tipoff times and television delegations, will be released at a later date along with the 2020 Big 12 Conference slate.
The Jayhawks return six players from last season’s team and welcome six newcomers. Kansas’ incoming signing class is ranked No. 31 in the nation by Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Report, which is the third-highest ranking among Big 12 Conference programs.
Season tickets are now on sale for $110 for a full season of women’s basketball action in Allen Fieldhouse. Senior Citizen Reserved season tickets can be purchased for $80, while K Club Reserved season tickets are available at $75. Fans also have the option to purchase a Rock Chalk Card, which starts at $175 and allows entry to women’s basketball and Olympic sports during the 2019-20 season.