Kansas men’s basketball drwas Rhode Island on Thanksgiving Day to open up bracket play of the 2014 Orlando Classic at HP Field House .
KU and Rhode Island will tip-off at 1 p.m.(Central). The game will be televised on ESPN. The winner will face the victory of the Santa Clara-Tennessee on Friday, Nov. 28.
Kansas leads the series with the Rams 2-1 with its last meeting, a KU 80-69 win on Dec. 30, 2006, in Allen Fieldhouse. The Rams defeated the Jayhawks, 80-75, in the 1998 NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional in Oklahoma City.
2014 Orlando Classic (Schedule subject to change; times are Central)
Mon., Nov 24
TBD - Santa Clara at Michigan State^ (TBD)
7 p.m. - Rider at KANSAS^ (TBD)
Thursday, Nov. 27
11 a.m. - Santa Clara vs. Tennessee (ESPN2)
1 p.m. - KANSAS vs. Rhode Island (ESPN2)
5:30 p.m. - Michigan State vs. Rider (ESPN2)
7:30 p.m. - Marquette vs. Georgia Tech (ESPN2)
Friday, Nov 28
11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. - Consolation #1 (ESPN or ESPNU)
11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. - Semifinal #1 (ESPN or ESPNU)
5:30 p.m. - Consolation #2 (ESPNU)
8 p.m. - Semifinal #2 (ESPN2)
Sunday, Nov 30
9:30 a.m. - 7th-place Game (ESPN3)
Noon or 4 p.m. - 3rd-place Game (ESPN or ESPN2)
5:30 p.m. - 5th-place Game (ESPNU)
Noon or 3 p.m. - Championship Game (ESPN or ESPN2)