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.

Friday, October 30, 2015

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.