Kansas University's men's basketball team has filled its final date on its 2008-09 nonconference schedule with New Mexico State.
The Aggies of the Western Athletic Conference, will meet KU on Dec. 3 in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks will not return the game.
New Mexico State, coached by Marvin Menzies, returns no seniors and just one junior off last year's 21-14 team.
"I was out and about on the recruiting trail and I had an opportunity to visit with several coaches. I talked with some assistant coaches at Kansas and then we talked a few times on the phone," Menzies told the Las Cruces Sun-News in explaining the matchup.
"We made some adjustments on our schedule and the next thing I knew, it was done. We were looking for one more high major to play to give us more depth in our non-conference schedule and the hunt for RPI and give our guys some big time games that will help us get ready for conference."
In order to get the Dec. 3 game at Kansas, the Aggies, according to the Sun-News, shifted their home game against New Mexico and moved a home game against Loyola Marymount from Dec. 30 to Dec. 28.
The CBE Classic has an opponent for KU, but has not yet revealed the foe for a first or second-round tourney game either Nov. 16 or 18. It has been revealed KU will play UMKC in one of the tourney contests in Allen.
Nov. 4 (Tuesday) - Emporia State, 7 p.m. (Exhibition game, Jayhawk TV)
Nov. 11 (Tuesday) - Washburn, 7 p.m. (Exhibition game, Jayhawk TV)
Nov. 16 (Sunday) - O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic first round, 7 p.m. (ESPNU).
Nov. 18 (Tuesday) - CBE Classic, second round, 8 p.m. (ESPNU). x- it is known KU will play UMKC in one of the games Nov. 16 or 18.
Nov. 24 (Monday) - Washington in CBE Classic, 9 p.m., Sprint Center (ESPN2).
Nov. 25 (Tuesday) - Florida or Syracuse in CBE Classic, 6:45 p.m. or 9:15 p.m. (ESPNU/ESPN2).
Nov. 28 (Friday) - Coppin State, 7 p.m. (Jayhawk TV).
Dec. 1 (Monday) - Kent State, 8 p.m. (ESPNU).
Dec. 3 (Wednesday) - New Mexico State, 7 p.m. (Jayhawk TV).
Dec. 6 (Saturday) - Jackson State, 1 p.m. (Jayhawk TV).
Dec. 13 (Saturday) - Massachusetts, TBA, Sprint Center (ESPN).
Dec. 20 (Saturday) - Temple, TBA (ESPN2).
Dec. 23 (Tuesday) - at Arizona in Big 12/Pac-10 Harwood Series, 9:30 p.m. (FSN).
Dec. 30 (Tuesday) - Albany, 8 p.m., ESPNU.
Jan. 3 (Saturday) - Tennessee, TBA, ESPN.
Jan. 6 (Tuesday) - Siena, 7 p.m. (Jayhawk TV).
Jan. 10 (Saturday) - at Michigan State, 1 p.m. (CBS).
Jan. 13 (Tuesday) - Kansas State, 7 p.m. (Big 12 network).
Jan. 17 (Saturday) - at Colorado, 2:30 p.m. (ABC).
Jan. 19 (Monday) - Texas A&M, 8 p.m. (ESPN).
Jan. 24 (Saturday) - at Iowa State 1 p.m. (ESPN).
Jan. 28 (Wednesday) - at Nebraska 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2).
Jan. 31 (Saturday) - Colorado, 3 p.m. (ESPNU).
Feb. 2 (Monday) - at Baylor, 8 p.m. (ESPN).
Feb. 7 (Saturday) - Oklahoma State, 2:30 p.m. (ABC).
Feb. 9 (Monday) - at Missouri, 8 p.m. (ESPN).
Feb. 14 (Saturday) - at Kansas State, 2:30 p.m. (ABC).
Feb. 18 (Wednesday) - Iowa State, 7 p.m. (Big 12 network).
Feb. 21 (Saturday) - Nebraska, 3 p.m. (Big 12 network).
Feb. 23 (Monday) - at Oklahoma, 8 p.m. (ESPN).
March 1 (Sunday) - Missouri, 1 p.m., CBS.
March 4 (Wednesday) - at Texas Tech, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2).
March 7 (Saturday) - Texas, 3 p.m. (CBS).
March 11-14 (Wed.-Sat.) - Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship Oklahoma City, Okla., TBA (ESPN).
Summer Exhibition Games
Aug. 30-McGill University, 10 a.m., Central time; at the University of Ottawa's Montpetit Hall; Carleton University, 6 p.m., Scotiabank Place. Aug. 31-Ottawa University, 6 p.m., Montpetit Hall (games on Jayhawk radio network, no TV).