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Press ReleaseSALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah men's basketball team finalized the dates of its entire schedule Friday as the Mountain West Conference office released the league pairings.
The Runnin' Utes kick off their MWC schedule at home with a 1:30 p.m. matchup against TCU on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Jon M. Huntsman Center.
Utah will play all of its MWC games on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with the exception of a Tuesday night contest in Salt Lake City against San Diego State. Tipoff is slated for 8 p.m. MT.
The first of the two Deseret First Duel competitions between Utah and BYU will take place in Provo on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m., and will be televised live on The Mtn. The Runnin' Utes will host the Cougars in their final home game of the regular season on Wednesday, March 3, at 7 p.m., live on CBS College Sports.
Utah will play an exhibition game against Findlay (Ohio), the reigning NCAA Div. II national champion, on Saturday, Nov. 7. The Runnin' Utes' first regular-season game will be played Friday, Nov. 13, at home against the Idaho Vandals.
Below is Utah's complete season schedule. Select times and dates are subject to change. Please stay tuned to www.UtahUtes.com for additional times and television announcements as those decisions are released.
<b><u>Utah's 2009-10 Schedule</u></b><u></u> Date Opponent Location Time TV NOVEMBER 7 (SAT) FINDLAY (exhibtion) SALT LAKE CITY 13 (FRI) IDAHO SALT LAKE CITY 18 (WED) UTAH STATE SALT LAKE CITY 6 pm MT The Mtn. 21 (SAT) SOUTHERN (LVI Opening Rounds) SALT LAKE CITY 24 (TUES) SEATTLE (LVI Opening Rounds) SALT LAKE CITY 27 (Fri) Illinois^ Las Vegas, Nev. 28 (Sat) Bradley/Oklahoma State^ Las Vegas, Nev. DECEMBER 2 (Wed) at Weber State Ogden, Utah 5 (SAT) IDAHO STATE SALT LAKE CITY 9 (WED) MICHIGAN SALT LAKE CITY TBD CBS C 12 (SAT) OKLAHOMA SALT LAKE CITY 2 pm MT VERSUS 19 (SAT) ILLINOIS STATE SALT LAKE CITY 4 pm MT The Mtn. 23 (Wed) at Pepperdine Malibu, Calif. 29 (TUES) TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO SALT LAKE CITY JANUARY 2 (Sat) at LSU Baton Rouge, La. 9 (SAT) TCU SALT LAKE CITY 1:30 pm MT The Mtn. 13 (Wed) at New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. 8 pm MT The Mtn. 16 (Sat) at UNLV Las Vegas, Nev. TBD CBS C 19 (TUES) SAN DIEGO STATE SALT LAKE CITY 8 pm MT The Mtn. 23 (SAT) AIR FORCE SALT LAKE CITY 4 pm MT The Mtn. 27 (Wed) at Wyoming Laramie, Wyo. TBD 30 (Sat) at BYU Provo, Utah 7 pm MT The Mtn. FEBRUARY 3 (WED) COLORADO STATE SALT LAKE CITY 6 pm MT The Mtn. 10 (Wed) at TCU Fort Worth, Texas 7 pm CT The Mtn. 13 (Sat) NEW MEXICO SALT LAKE CITY 7 pm MT The Mtn. 17 (WED) UNLV SALT LAKE CITY 8 pm MT The Mtn. 20 (Sat) at San Diego State San Diego, Calif. 6 pm PT The Mtn. 24 (Wed) at Air Force U.S.A.F.A. 6:30 pm MT The Mtn. 27 (SAT) WYOMING SALT LAKE CITY 4 pm MT The Mtn. MARCH 3 (WED) BYU SALT LAKE CITY 7 pm MT CBS C 6 (Sat) at Colorado State Fort Collins, Colo. 1:30 pm MT The Mtn. Mountain West Conference Tournament 11 (Wed) First Round Game Las Vegas, Nev. The MTN 12 (Thurs) Quarterfinals Las Vegas, Nev. The MTN 13 (Fri) Semifinals Las Vegas, Nev. CBS C 14 (Sat) Championship Game Las Vegas, Nev. VERSUS * = Mountain West Conference Game ^= Las Vegas Invitational at Orleans Arena
(Courtesy: University of Utah)