clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Colorado will face UMass in first round of Myrtle Beach Invitational

Buffs and Minutemen meet for first time in 25 years.

Lari Ketner

The Colorado Buffaloes found out their first round opponent for the Myrtle Beach Invitational on Tuesday. The eight-team tournament will feature the Buffs taking on the Minutemen of UMass in a non-conference affair on Nov. 17. at Coastal Carolina’s HTC Center.

It will be an early start for the Buffs with an 11:30 a.m. MT tip-off on the books. Tad Boyle’s squad will take on either Texas A&M or Murray State in the second round. The other games in the tournament include Boise State vs. Charlotte, along with Loyola-Chicago taking on Tulsa.

All games will be aired by ESPN with the tournament finale on Nov 20.

Colorado and UMass have met three times previously, and never in a home-and-home series. The Buffs are 1-2 all-time vs. the Minutemen including losses in the previous two meetings. The two teams last met in Las Vegas in 1997 which resulted in a 79-68 loss for CU.

This also marks the first time since the 2011-12 season UMass will face a Pac-12 opponent. They beat Utah 89-75 on Nov. 25, 2011 before losing to Stanford in the NIT Semifinal by a score of 74-64.

Tickets for the Myrtle Beach Invitational go on sale Aug. 15.