With the start of the football season looming just around the corner that means we are only a couple more months away from the start of the 2013-14 college basketball season. The likely Top 25 ranked Buffaloes have put together one of the harder non-conference slate's we have seen in a very long time, with nine of the 13 opponents winning 18 or more games last season and eight of them making a postseason tournament (four in the Big Dance).
Lots of fun games coming next season...
Fri. Nov. 8 #vs. Baylor
Sun. Nov. 10 TENNESSEE‐MARTIN
Wed. Nov. 13 WYOMING
Sat. Nov. 16 JACKSONSTATE
Mon. Nov. 18 ARKANSAS STATE
Thu. Nov. 21 SANTABARBARA
Sun. Nov. 24 HARVARD
Sat. Nov. 30 at Air Force
Tue. Dec. 3 at Colorado State
Sat. Dec. 7 KANSAS
Fri. Dec. 13 ELON
Sat. Dec. 21 ^vs. Oklahoma State ESPN2 9:30 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 28 GEORGIA
Inside the numbers of the non-conference schedule
9 opponents won 18 or more games in 2012-13.
8 made a post-season tournament (4-NCAA; 1-NIT; 2-CIT; 1-CBI).
7 opponents won at least 20 or more games.
6 opponents finished in the top-3 of the regular season standings.
5 opponents finished either 1 or 2 in regular season standings.
Non-conference opponent records combined: 248-176 (.585).
From Nov. 10 thru Nov. 24, CU will play six straight home games, a first for consecutive non-conference games at home.
(last year's record, conference affiliation, post-season tournament)
Air Force: 18-14 (8-8 Mountain West/6th): CIT Second Round
Arkansas State: 19-12 (12-8 Sun Belt/1st West): Sun Belt Semifinal
Baylor: 23-14 (9-9 Big 12/6th): NIT Champions
Colorado State: 26-9 (11-5 Mountain West/2nd): NCAA Third Round
Elon: 21-12 (13-5 Southern/2nd): CIT 1st Round
Georgia (15-17, 9-9 SEC/t-10th): SEC 1st Round
Harvard: 20-10 (11-3 Ivy League/1st): NCAA Third Round
Kansas: 31-6 (14-4 Big 12/t-1st): NCAA Round of 16
Jackson State: 11-18 (8-10 SWAC/4th): SWAC Semifinals
Oklahoma State: 24-9 (13-5 Big 12/3rd): NCAA Second Round
Santa Barbara: 11-20 (7-11 Big West/7th): Big West Quarterfinal
Tennessee-Martin: 9-21 (5-11 Ohio Valley/5th West): OVC 1st Round
Wyoming: 20-14 (4-12 Mountain West: 8th): CBI Second Round