BYU Basketball’s regular season opener will be Tuesday, November 9 versus Cleveland State in Provo. Cleveland State’s Twitter account announced the news.
November 9, 2021— @CSU_Basketball (@csu_basketball) August 26, 2021
Cleveland State at @BYUMBB #GoVikes pic.twitter.com/g3JOTvHA3z
Cleveland State won the Horizon League last season and made the NCAA Tournament as a 15 seed, losing to Houston 87-56 in the first round.
The Vikings are a solid opponent for BYU. They return their best player Torrey Patton, who took advantage of the extra year for seniors. Patton is a 6-foot-5 guard that led the Vikings and scoring with 14.9 ppg and 8 rpg. Starting point guard Craig Beaudion also returned for his super senior season, meaning the Vikings will have a veteran back court that shouldn’t be phased coming to the Marriott Center.
BYU is getting close to finishing its non-conference schedule. Below is what we know so far.
- Cleveland State — Nov 9
- SDSU — Nov 12
- Texas Southern — Nov 24
- Utah State
- Utah — Nov 27
- Weber State — Dec 18
- Diamond Head Classic — Dec 22-25
- Creighton (Sioux Falls, SD) — Dec 11
- Oregon (Portland) — November
- Iona — Coach Rick Pitino said in March this would be in Madison Square Garden, but that has not yet been confirmed.