Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott took a break from the consistent conference realignment questions he has been receiver to announce the 2011-12 Pac-12 Conference basketball television package. The TV deal includes 56 games nationally or regionally on FSN, seven nationally or regionally on CBS (including the Pac-12 Tournament championship game), and four nationally on ESPN or ESPN2.
The Buffaloes will be featured in five contests, with a chance for four more on either CBS, ESPN, ESPN2, or FSN. Three of the five FSN televised games will be played at the Coors Events Center where the Buffaloes set four attendance records a year ago during its 24-win campaign, the most wins in school history. Eighteen of the 24 victories under head coach Tad Boyle occurred at home, including five sellouts.
CU will host Georgia (Monday, Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m.); Washington State (Sat. Jan. 7, 2:00 p.m.); and California (Sun. Feb. 26, 3:30 p.m.).mThe Buffs will be on the road at Stanford (Sat. Jan. 14, 2:00 p.m.) and at Utah (Sat. Feb. 18, 4:00 p.m.).FSN also announced that CU is part of four ‘wildcard' games. Those games will be announced a week to 10 days prior to broadcast. CU may be nationally televised an additional four more times on either CBS, ESPN, ESPN2, or FSN.
Those wildcard games are at Arizona (Thr. Feb. 9, 7:00 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2); at Oregon (Thr. Mar. 1, 8:30 p.m., FSN); at Oregon State (Sat. Mar. 3, Noon, CBS or 2 p.m., FSN). CU's lone wildcard game at the Events Center is Stanford (Thr. Feb. 23, 8:30 p.m., FSN).
The Buffaloes will also appear for a national televised audience on Thursday, Nov. 17 on the opening night of the 5th Annual Puerto Rico Tip-off in San Juan. CU will play NIT Champion Wichita State on ESPNU at 5:30 p.m. (MST).
CU will also be featured on Mountain West Sports Network at Air Force (Wed., Nov. 23, 7 p.m.) and at Colorado State (Wed., Nov. 30, 6 p.m.).
The first FSN telecast of the season will feature Georgia at Colorado on Monday, November 28.