Buffaloes Unveil Nonconference Basketball Schedule – University of Colorado Athletics – CUBuffs.com

BOULDER – Regional rivals and a pair of Power 5 opponents highlight the abbreviated University of Colorado men’s basketball nonconference schedule announced on Monday.

Colorado State, Northern Colorado and Omaha will visit the CU Events Center during an eight-day span in December; the Buffaloes’ only home nonconference opponents. Colorado will play three neutral site games and one road contest to round out the preseason slate which was cut to seven games due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Buffaloes are set to open, as previously announced, at the Little Apple Classic in Manhattan, Kan. Colorado tips off against South Dakota, which recently replaced South Dakota State, on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m.. The Buffaloes will face former Big Eight/Big 12 rival Kansas State on Friday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU. It will be the first meeting between the two teams since the Buffaloes defeated the Wildcats, 87-75, in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Big 12 Tournament.

After opening Pac-12 Conference play at Arizona (Wednesday, Dec. 2) and home against Washington State (Saturday, Dec. 5), Colorado resumes nonconference action by hosting Colorado State on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The following week, the Buffaloes host Northern Colorado (Monday, Dec. 14) and Omaha (Wednesday, Dec. 16) to round out an overall four-game home stand.

Colorado’s three home nonconference games will be its fewest since 1964-65, when Denver, Drake and Wyoming were the only non-Big Eight opponents to visit Boulder. The Buffaloes’ 13 scheduled home regular season games will be their fewest since having that same number for the 1989-90 season.

Colorado wraps up the nonconference schedule with two games at the Far West Classic at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas against one familiar opponent and a new one. The Buffaloes will play a “nonconference” game against Washington on Sunday, Dec. 20. Colorado will finish off nonconference play with a first-time match up with Grand Canyon on Tuesday, Dec. 22.

Similar to last year’s Pac-12 China game against Arizona State, the match up with the Huskies will not count toward the league standings. Washington was one of two schools that Colorado was only to face once with the league’s new 20-game schedule. Adding the Huskies during the nonconference schedule leaves Arizona State as the only Pac-12 team the Buffaloes will face once during the regular season – that game taking in place in Boulder, the week of Feb. 3-7, 2021.

The Pac-12 schedule is set to resume the week of Dec. 30-Jan. 3. Times and television for the rest of the nonconference games, as well as dates and times for the remaining Pac-12 contests, will be announced at a later date.

2020-21 Colorado Men’s Basketball Schedule (As of Nov. 16, 2020)

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME (MT)

TV

Wednesday, Nov. 25

^-vs. South Dakota

Manhattan, Kan.

6 p.m.

TBA

Friday, Nov. 27

^-at Kansas State

Manhattan, Kan.

6:30 p.m.

ESPNU

Wednesday, Dec. 2

*at Arizona

Tucson Ariz.

TBA

TBA

Saturday, Dec. 5

*WASHINGTON STATE

BOULDER

TBA

TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 8

COLORADO STATE

BOULDER

TBA

TBA

Monday, Dec. 14

NORTHERN COLORADO

BOULDER

TBA

TBA

Wednesday, Dec. 16

OMAHA

BOULDER

TBA

TBA

Sunday, Dec. 20

!$-vs. Washington

Las Vegas, Nev.

TBA

TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 22

$-vs. Grand Canyon

Las Vegas, Nev.

TBA

TBA

Weekly Pac-12 Pairings

Dec. 30-Jan. 3

*at UCLA/USC

TBA

TBA

TBA

Jan. 6-10

*OREGON/OREGON STATE

BOULDER

TBA

TBA

Jan. 13-17

*CALIFORNIA/STANFORD

BOULDER

TBA

TBA

Jan. 20-24

*at Washington/Washington State

TBA

TBA

TBA

Jan. 27-31

*UTAH

BOULDER

TBA

TBA

Feb. 3-7

*ARIZONA/ARIZONA STATE

BOULDER

TBA

TBA

Feb. 10-14

*at California/Stanford

TBA

TBA

TBA

Feb. 17-21

*at Oregon/Oregon State

TBA

TBA

TBA

Feb. 24-28

*UCLA/USC

TBA

TBA

TBA

Mar. 6-7

*at Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

TBA

TBA

March 10-13

Pac-12 Tournament

Las Vegas, Nev.

TBA

March 16-17

NCAA First Four

TBA

TBA

March 18-21

NCAA 1st & 2nd Rounds

TBA

TBA

March 25-28

NCAA Regional

TBA

TBA

April 3-5

NCAA Final Four

Indianapolis, Ind.

TBA

All Home Games In BOLD CAPS
*Pac-12 Conference Game
^-Little Apple Classic (Bramlage Center, Manhattan, Kan.)
$-Far West Classic (T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.)
!-Officially a nonconference game, does not count as a league contest
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