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Friday, October 30, 2015

Jayhawks to join Georgia, George Washington, UAB at 2016 CBE Classic

Kansas guard Ben McLemore points to the CBE Classic championship trophy as he, Tyler Self, right, and the rest of the team gather for photos following their 73-59 win over Saint Louis, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kansas guard Ben McLemore points to the CBE Classic championship trophy as he, Tyler Self, right, and the rest of the team gather for photos following their 73-59 win over Saint Louis, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Kansas University’s men’s basketball team will join Georgia, George Washington and UAB at Sprint Center for the 2016 CBE Classic, KU officials confirmed Friday.

No specific match-ups have been determined yet for the Kansas City, Missouri, event, slated for the Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving next year.

As part of the CBE Classic, the Jayhawks also will have two home games against other opponents — none of the other headliners — prior to the games in Kansas City.

UAB is currently coached by former Kansas standout Jerod Haase, who played for the Jayhawks from 1994 to 1997.

Kansas won the CBE Classic in 2012.

This year’s CBE field features Missouri, Kansas State, North Carolina and Northwestern.

Comments

Ron Sterling 3 years, 5 months ago

It seems like the CBE field never gets two good teams. UAB is a fine mid-major, but there hasn't been an interesting title game in that tournament since Syracuse and KU played.

Aaron Paisley 3 years, 5 months ago

There's been a couple of high profile CBE fields since the 2008 one. Duke, KSU, Gonzaga, and Marquette played in 2010 with Duke beating KSU in that championship game and Maryland and Iowa St. played in the title game last year.

Marius Rowlanski 3 years, 5 months ago

There is a pretty good drop-off between Maryland and ISU. Now that I said that, I bet ISU won the game...

Aaron Paisley 3 years, 5 months ago

He only said 2 good teams which Maryland and Iowa St. were last year. ISU was runner up in the Big 12 and Maryland was runner up in the Big 10 and both were top 15 teams for most of the season. Maryland actually won that game by double digits.

Randy Glenn 3 years, 5 months ago

Kansas City is closer but was hoping they would go back to Vegas!!

Rodney Crain 3 years, 5 months ago

At least we will be challanging ourselves with these other teams......

Aaron Paisley 3 years, 5 months ago

Not like KU has a neutral court games against Indiana and Duke and a game against Kentucky in Lexington next year or anything to challenge them. And those Indiana and Duke games are 4 days apart, 6 time zones apart with the Indiana game being played at Pearl Harbor and the Duke game in NYC at the Garden.

The CBE being a relatively weak field isn't a big deal since KU always has a top 10 nonconference schedule.

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