Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 | 3:27 p.m.
The UNLV basketball team will play a home-and-home series with Kansas starting in the 2014-15 season, the schools announced today.
The Rebels will travel to Kansas next season and host the Jayhawks during the 2016-17 campaign.
“We are very excited to start this series with Kansas,” UNLV coach Dave Rice said in a statement. “Kansas has one of the most successful, storied programs in college basketball history. Adding the Jayhawks to our schedule is consistent with our philosophy of playing a very competitive nonconference schedule.”
UNLV last played Kansas during the 2008 NCAA Tournament, losing 75-56 to the eventual national champions.
The nonconference schedule this season is highlighted by a game Dec. 7 at Arizona. Other games of note are Nov. 19 against Arizona State and Nov. 26 against Illinois, both at the Thomas & Mack Center.