Kansas basketball are scheduling a huge college basketball series for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons. The Jayhawks and Gonzaga Bulldogs will be playing a home-and-home during those two seasons.
Per Jim Meehan of The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, the two college hoops powers will face off at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan. in December 2022. The return game at Gonzaga’s McCarthey Athletic Center will be the following year.
We don’t always get treated to huge matchups between teams that can often be counted to compete for No. 1 seeds. That especially goes for true home-and-home series, rather than preseason tournaments and neutral site games.
Before the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Tournament, both teams were in line for No. 1 seeds. Kansas was 28-3 with a 17-1 Big 12 record. The Zags were 31-2 with a 15-1 WCC record.
BIG news on future GU schedules: Gonzaga and Kansas have agreed to a home-and-home series, according to a source.
Series expected to begin at Allen Fieldhouse in Dec. 2022, return game at McCarthey Athletic Center in Dec. 2023.
— Jim Meehan (@SRJimm) March 28, 2020
Gonzaga had what looked like a great non-conference matchup this past season. North Carolina traveled to Spokane this past season.
By the time the Tar Heels made that trip, they were already 6-4 on the season, and had fallen out of the rankings, while Gonzaga was 12-1 and ranked No. 2 in the country. They held serve at home, 94-81.
These two teams are pretty good bets to be among college hoops’ best in the country in any given season. Hopefully that’s the case in a few years when this series rolls around.