While football season might be just around the bend, that doesn't mean it's too early for some basketball news.
Earlier today BYU announced then entirety of their men's basketball schedule, finalizing BYU's non-conference slate, which looks to be average compared to previous years.
The key match-ups for the Cougars will be against USC (a NCAA tournament team from last year) on December 3rd at the Staples Center and a home game against Colorado on December 10th. Beyond that there are no marquee games that can help BYU strengthen their potential tournament resume.
In addition to finalizing the non-conference game there are some slight changes in the travel arrangements in the West Coast Conference schedule.
Instead of using the traditional travel pairings for road basketball games, the WCC split up the Thursday / Saturday games across the conference. So instead of BYU traveling to Pepperdine and LMU (both located within 25 miles of each other) in the same week, the Cougars will split their visits to Los Angeles across separate trips.
The season will officially start on November 11th in Provo when the Cougars will face off against BYU-Hawaii. The full schedule can be found below.
|Oct. 26||Wednesday||Cougar Tipoff||Provo, Utah|
|Oct. 29||Saturday||Seattle Pacific||Provo, Utah|
|Nov. 3||Thursday||Westminster||Provo, Utah|
|Nov. 11||Friday||BYU-Hawaii||Provo, Utah|
|Nov. 17||Thursday||Coppin State||Provo, Utah|
|Nov. 19||Saturday||Coastal Carolina||Provo, Utah|
|Nov. 21||Monday||vs. Saint Louis*||Las Vegas|
|Nov. 23||Wednesday||vs. Alabama/Valparaiso*||Las Vegas|
|Nov. 26||Saturday||UVU||Provo, Utah|
|Nov. 30||Wednesday||vs. Utah State#||Salt Lake City|
|Dec. 3||Saturday||vs. USC^||Los Angeles|
|Dec. 7||Wednesday||Weber State||Provo, Utah|
|Dec. 10||Saturday||Colorado||Provo, Utah|
|Dec. 17||Saturday||vs. Illinois~||Chicago|
|Dec. 20||Tuesday||Idaho State||Provo, Utah|
|Dec. 22||Thursday||Cal-State Bakersfield||Provo, Utah|
|Dec. 29||Thursday||Santa Clara||Provo, Utah|
|Dec. 31||Saturday||at Loyola Marymount||Los Angeles|
|Jan. 5||Thursday||at Saint Mary's||Moraga, California|
|Jan. 7||Saturday||Pacific||Provo, Utah|
|Jan. 12||Thursday||San Francisco||Provo, Utah|
|Jan. 14||Saturday||at San Diego||San Diego|
|Jan. 19||Thursday||Pepperdine||Provo, Utah|
|Jan. 21||Saturday||at Pacific||Stockton, California|
|Jan. 26||Thursday||at Santa Clara||Santa Clara, California|
|Jan. 28||Saturday||Loyola Marymount||Provo, Utah|
|Feb. 2||Thursday||Gonzaga||Provo, Utah|
|Feb. 4||Saturday||Portland||Provo, Utah|
|Feb. 9||Thursday||at Pepperdine||Malibu, California|
|Feb. 11||Saturday||at San Francisco||San Francisco, California|
|Feb. 16||Thursday||San Diego||Provo, Utah|
|Feb. 18||Saturday||Saint Mary's||Provo, Utah|
|Feb. 23||Thursday||at Portland||Portland, Oregon|
|Feb. 25||Saturday||at Gonzaga||Spokane, Washington|