Despite no official schedule release, we now know how BYU's basketball season will begin.
One day after Utah Valley announced a season opener at BYU, ESPN released tip-times for its annual 24-hour Tip-Off Marathon.
In the last few weeks, smart people spotted a BYU game on the schedule Long Beach State has on its site. ESPN confirmed the matchup Tuesday. BYU is slated to visit the 49ers with game time Mon., Nov. 16 at 11:45 p.m. MT (or Tues., Nov. 17 at 1:45 a.m. for our ET friends).
That game will come after BYU opens with Utah Valley at home on Fri., Nov. 13.
BYU and Long Beach State opened the regular season last year. The Cougars came away victorious 95-90 in an up-and-down shootout.
BYU is the only WCC team in the marathon field this season, which also features in-state rival Utah. The Cougars' last appearance in the tip-off event was a marathon all its own, with BYU outlasting Stanford 112-103 on the road in 2013.
Here is the full marathon schedule, with times listed as EASTERN.
|Mon, Nov 16||5:30 p.m.||No. 1 UConn at No. 13 Ohio State (women)||ESPN2|
|7:30 p.m.||No. 4 Virginia at George Washington||ESPN2|
|9 p.m.||Legends Classic: Kennesaw State at LSU||ESPNU|
|9:30 p.m.||San Diego State at No. 13 Utah||ESPN2|
|11:30 p.m.||No. 17 Baylor at Oregon||ESPN2|
|Tue, Nov 17||1:45 a.m.||BYU at Long Beach State||ESPN2|
|4 a.m.||Nevada at Hawaii||ESPN2|
|6 a.m.||Green Bay at East Tennessee State||ESPN2|
|8 a.m.||Stephen F. Austin at Northern Iowa||ESPN2|
|10 a.m.||Valparaiso at Rhode Island||ESPN2|
|1 p.m.||Alabama at Dayton||ESPN|
|3 p.m.||Colorado at Auburn||ESPN|
|5 p.m.||No. 8 Oklahoma at Memphis||ESPN|
|7:30 p.m.||(United Center, Chicago): No. 3 Kentucky vs. No. 6 Duke||ESPN|
|9 p.m.||Georgetown at No. 1 Maryland||ESPN2|
|10 p.m.||(United Center, Chicago): No. 5 Kansas vs. No. 19 Michigan State||ESPN|