When Does Kansas Play UNC?

Wondering when the Jayhawks will play the Tar Heels? Check out this blog post for the answer!

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The date and time of the next Kansas vs. UNC basketball game has not yet been announced. However, based on the schedule of both teams, it is likely that the game will be played sometime in late February or early March.

The Regular Season

The two teams will face off against each other in the regular season on December 12th.

The Big 12 Conference Tournament

The Big 12 Conference Tournament will be played from March 10-13 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The tournament is a single-elimination event, with the winner receiving the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Kansas is the No. 1 seed in the tournament and will play No. 8 seed UNC in the quarterfinals on Thursday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m. CT. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

The NCAA Tournament

The NCAA tournament is a single-elimination tournament played each spring in the United States, currently featuring 68 college basketball teams from all Division I conferences. The tournament was created in 1939 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and was originally called the National Invitation Tournament. It was renamed the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament in 1975, and is sometimes now referred to as “March Madness”.


From what we can tell, the Jayhawks and Tar Heels have only faced off five times in program history. The last time these two teams played each other was on November 16th, 2016, when Kansas won 105-54. The Jayhawks currently lead the all-time series 3-2.

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