The Colorado Buffaloes were supposed to host the Kansas Jayhawks in 2020, but something got in the way of that. Now, instead of cancelling the return game of the home-and-home, the teams have rescheduled for 2021-22.
Considering the Buffs’ Big 12 history, the regional hegemony of Kansas basketball, and our own Tad Boyle’s alma mater, there is no more important game for Colorado to host. The last time the Jayhawks came to Boulder, Spencer Dinwiddie starred, Ben Mills outdueled Joel Embiid and Askia Booker made his legendary shot.
The Buffs last played the Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse last season, which feels like 5 years ago. Kansas, ranked 2nd in the country, won that game 72-58 as Devon Dotson carved up the Buffs’ perimeter defense. It went about as well as last time CU played in Lawrence, when the ageless Perry Ellis was just a true freshman.
CU hoops haven’t released — or maybe even full scheduled — the full revised 2020-21 non-conference slate. We don’t know much besides their trip to Manhattan, Kansas, where they will play in the Little Apple Classic.