BYU will open versus Arizona State and play the next day versus either Vanderbilt or NC State. BYU’s game vs ASU will be Thanksgiving (11/23) and tip off at 9pm PT on ESPN2. The Championship game will be Friday at 4:30 PT on ESPN2 and the third place game will be 7:30 PT on ESPN2. Games will be played at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas.
The game versus ASU will serve as a Big 12 preview before the the Sun Devils join the conference in time for the 2024-2025 season. ASU is coming off a NCAA Tournament appearance where they beat Nevada in a first four game before narrowly falling to 6 seed TCU. This should be a Quad 1 or Quad 2 game for BYU — Neutral site games versus top 50 opponents are quad one, while a top 100 game is a quad two.
The next game versus Vanderbilt or NC State also will likely be a Q1/Q2 game. BYU’s non-conference schedule isn’t quite as challenging as prior years due to the increased difficulty of a Big 12 schedule, but San Diego State, at Utah, Arizona State, and Vandy/NCSU provide solid non-conference opponents.
Below is what we know of BYU’s non-conference schedule. We are still waiting on 3 opponents to be released.
11/1 (Exhibition) — vs Life Pacific (Home)
11/10 — San Diego State (Home)
11/18 — Morgan State (Home)
12/1 — vs Fresno State (SLC)
12/5 — Evansville (Home)
12/9 — at Utah (Road)
12/13 — Denver
12/16 — Georgia State (Home)
12/20 — Bellarmine (Home)