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Southern Cal, Colorado, Illinois highlight 2016-17 BYU hoops schedule


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PROVO — BYU is still two weeks away from opening the college football season Sept. 3 in Arizona.

But the Cougar basketball teams became the 144th Division I school to release a start date with an announcement Wednesday.

BYU men’s basketball will open the season Nov. 11 against sister school BYU-Hawaii in the Marriott Center. After exhibition contests against Seattle Pacific and Westminster, the Cougars open the season with home games against the Seasiders, Coppin State and Coastal Carolina before playing neutral games against Saint Louis and Alabama or Valparaiso in the MGM Grand Main Event in Las Vegas.

While the schedule does not include a matchup against rival Utah, BYU will face three teams from the state of Utah in the regular season. The Cougars tip off against Utah Valley and former assistant coach Mark Pope on Nov. 30, followed by a game against Utah State in the Beehive Classic in Salt Lake City on Nov. 30 and a home game against Weber State on Dec. 7.

BYU’s non-conference slate also features a home game against Colorado and a neutral-site game against Illinois in Chicago before opening West Coast Conference play Dec. 29 against Santa Clara.

For the first time since BYU joined the WCC five years ago, the league will no longer pair schools by geographical travel partners. BYU closes the regular season with a trip to the Pacific Northwest, Feb. 23 at Portland and Feb. 25 at Gonzaga.

Photo courtesy of BYU Photo
Photo courtesy of BYU Photo

The BYU women’s hoops team also opens the season Nov. 11, but the Cougars will make the short trip up University Parkway to face UVU. A week later, head coach Justin Judkins’ group will travel to Georgia for the program’s first-ever game in Athens, Georgia, then turn around for a Nov. 19 home date with Oklahoma in the Sooners’ first appearance in Provo since 1989.

The Cougars will face two in-state rivals, traveling to the Huntsman Center to face Utah on Dec. 10, and playing at Utah State on Dec. 17.

BYU opens WCC play Dec. 29 at home against Santa Clara, followed by a road game at LMU on Dec. 31. The Cougars wrap up the regular season at home Feb. 23 against Portland and Feb. 25 against Gonzaga.

BYU men’s basketball 2016-17 schedule

Date Opponent Location
Oct. 26 Cougar Tipoff Provo
Oct. 29 Seattle Pacific Provo
Nov. 3 Westminster Provo
Nov. 11 BYU-Hawaii Provo
Nov. 17 Coppin State Provo
Nov. 19 Coastal Carolina Provo
Nov. 21 Saint Louis Las Vegas
Nov. 23 Alabama/Valparaiso Las Vegas
Nov. 26 Utah Valley Provo
Nov. 30 Utah State Salt Lake City
Dec. 3 Southern California Los Angeles
Dec. 7 Weber State Provo
Dec. 10 Colorado Provo
Dec. 17 Illinois Chicago
Dec. 20 Idaho State Provo
Dec. 22 Cal State Bakersfield Provo
Dec. 29 Santa Clara Provo
Dec. 31 Loyola Marymount Los Angeles
Jan. 5 Saint Mary’s Moraga, Calif.
Jan. 7 Pacific Provo
Jan. 12 San Francisco Provo
Jan. 13 San Diego San Diego
Jan. 19 Pepperdine Provo
Jan. 21 Pacific Stockton, Calif.
Jan. 26 Santa Clara Santa Clara, Calif.
Jan. 28 LMU Provo
Feb. 2 Gonzaga Provo
Feb. 4 Portland Provo
Feb. 9 Pepperdine Malibu, Calif.
Feb. 11 San Francisco San Francisco, Calif.
Feb. 16 San Diego Provo
Feb. 18 Saint Mary’s Provo
Feb. 23 Portland Portland, Ore.
Feb. 25 Gonzaga Spokane, Wash.

BYU women’s basketball 2016-17 schedule

Date Opponent Location
Nov. 11 Utah Valley Orem, Utah
Nov. 16 Georgia Athens, Ga.
Nov. 19 Oklahoma Provo
Nov. 25 St. Joseph’s Albuquerque, N.M.
Nov. 26’ Tulsa/New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M.
Dec. 2 UNLV Maui, Hawaii
Dec. 3 Oregon State Maui, Hawaii
Dec. 7 Weber State Provo
Dec. 10 Utah Salt Lake City
Dec. 17 Utah State Logan, Utah
Dec. 22 Washington Provo
Dec. 29 Santa Clara Santa Clara, Calif.
Dec. 31 Loyola Marymount Provo
Jan. 5 Saint Mary’s Provo
Jan. 7 Pacific Stockton, Calif.
Jan. 12 San Francisco San Francisco, Calif.
Jan. 14 San Diego Provo
Jan. 19 Pepperdine Malibu, Calif.
Jan. 21 Pacific Provo
Jan. 26 Santa Clara Provo
Jan. 28 LMU Los Angeles
Feb 2 Gonzaga Spokane, Wash.
Feb. 4 Portland Portland, Ore.
Feb. 9 Pepperdine Provo
Feb. 11 San Francisco Provo
Feb. 16 San Diego San Diego
Feb. 18 Saint Mary’s Moraga, Calif.
Feb. 23 Portland Provo
Feb. 25 Gonzaga Provo

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Sean Walker

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