Thirteen straight titles.
That’s the goal for the Kansas Jayhawks in 2016-17, as they look to continue their reign of terror on the Big 12 Conference. Last season, the Jayhawks took home their 12th straight regular season conference title, and show no signs of slowing down this year.
A highly touted recruiting class, headlined by Josh Jackson, is on the way to Lawrence, Kansas to join Bill Self’s crew. Several high profile returnees fill out the roster, including Frank Mason III and Devonte’ Graham, giving the Jayhawks a balanced and immensely talented rotation.
With other teams losing several key players in the Big 12, most notably the Iowa State Cyclones and the Texas Longhorns, the conference title looks to be Kansas’ to lose.
In typical Kansas fashion, their non-conference schedule is going to be one of the tougher ones in the country. Several power conference foes are sprinkled throughout the slate, all of which will push the Jayhawks to bring their best.
2015-16 Record: 33-5 (15-3 in Big 12; 1st)
Key Returnees: Frank Mason III, Devonte’ Graham, Landen Lucas, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
Key Departures: Perry Ellis, Wayne Selden, Jr., Brannen Greene, Cheick Diallo
(** Denotes Conference Play)
11/1/2016: v. Washburn (Exhibition)
11/7/2016: v. Emporia State (Exhibiton)
11/11/2016: v. Indiana Hoosiers (Armed Forces Classic)
11/15/2016: v. Duke Blue Devils (State Farm Champions Classic)
*Masion Square Garden; New York, NY
11/18/2016: v. Siena Saints
11/21/2016: TBD (CBE Hall of Fame Classic)
*Kansas City, MO
11/22/2016: TBD (CBE Hall of Fame Classic)
*Kansas City, MO
11/25/2016: v. UNC Asheville Bulldogs
11/29/2016: v. Long Beach State 49ers
12/3/2016: v. Stanford Cardinal
12/6/2016: v. UMKC Roos
12/10/2016: v. Nebraska Cornhuskers
12/17/2016: v. Davidson Wildcats (Jayhawk Shootout)
*Sprint Center; Kansas City, MO
12/22/2016: @ UNLV Rebels
*Las Vegas, NV
1/28/2017: @ Kentucky Wildcats (Big 12/SEC Challenge)
Conference Schedule: TBD