The SUU Thunderbirds men’s basketball program hasn’t been shy about scheduling big-time opponents in recent years, and on Wednesday, the Thunderbirds announced that they’ll face the recently crowned national champion Kansas Jayhawks next season.
The game is scheduled to be played Nov. 18 at the famed Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas, the Jayhawks’ home arena.
Tipoff time has not been announced.
big one this fall 👀— SUU Men's Basketball (@SUUBasketball) April 6, 2022
SUU at KU | November 18th ⚡️#StormTheSky pic.twitter.com/cOHlvKMGyX
The Jayhawks won the national championship on Monday, beating the North Carolina Tar Heels 72-69 in New Orleans for their fourth title in school history.
It marked the third time in the last 10 years that Kansas went to the Final Four.
The Thunderbirds went 23-12 in the 2021-22 campaign — their second straight season of at least 20 wins — and made it to the semifinals of The Basketball Classic postseason tournament before falling to Fresno State.
During the season, SUU played opponents such as Michigan, Saint Mary’s and Cal. In the 2019-20 season, the Thunderbirds faced Nebraska, BYU and UCLA.
The Thunderbirds will be moving from the Big Sky Conference to the WAC on July 1.