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Buffaloes basketball non-conference schedule released

Colorado will tip off against Auburn at 11:00 p.m. as a part of the ESPN Tip-Off Marathon

Kevin C. Cox

With the announcement that Colorado will take on the Auburn Tigers on Monday, November 17 at 11 p.m. MT on ESPN2 as a a part of the ESPN Tip-Off Marathon the Buffaloes have now released their full non-conference schedule. Outside of the match-up against Bruce Pearl and Auburn and the game against the Rams the home schedule is... well, it's not very good.

The Buffs have road games against Wyoming and Georgia and the Diamond Head classic before beginning conference play.

The CU/Auburn match up will be the second ever meeting between the two programs, and first in 18 years. They last met 18 years ago on December 29, 1996 at the Big Island Invitational (Hilo, Hawai'i) with CU taking a 78-72 overtime victory. The Tigers are coached by former Tennessee head coach/basketball analyst Bruce Pearl. Pearl begins his first year with Auburn and takes over a program that went 14-16 last season.

"The 24-hour hoops event gets the college basketball season kicked off," fifth year CU head coach Tad Boyle said. "Anytime you get a chance to be on the ESPN Network, it's nothing but good things for your program and it's an opportunity for us to showcase the atmosphere of the Coors Events Center. A lot of people saw last year in the Kansas game, now we can show it in a different light.

"Hopefully our students will come out in force; it's going to be a late game and a little unusual, but again, hopefully we can get our season kicked off on the right foot."


DATE                                     OPPONENT                           Time (MST)         TV
Fri.          Nov. 14                   DREXEL TBA
Mon.       Nov. 17                   #AUBURN 11 p.m.                  ESPN2
Sat.         Nov. 22                   at Wyoming                            TBA
Tue.        Nov. 25                   AIR FORCE TBA
Sun.        Nov. 30                   LIPSCOMB TBA                                       
Wed.       Dec.   3                   SAN FRANCISCO TBA
Sun.        Dec.   7                   at Georgia                              TBA
Wed.       Dec.  10                  COLORADO STATE TBA
Sat.         Dec.  13                  NORTHERN COLORADO TBA
Mon,       Dec. 22, 23, 25       ^Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu, Hawai’i)                            
Tue., Thu.                              (Hawai’i, DePaul, George Washington,
Loyola Marymount, Nebraska, Ohio, Wichita State)

Dec. 29-Jan. 4       *USC, *UCLA TBA/TBA
Jan.    5-11             *at Utah                                                                 TBA
Jan.  12-18            *at Arizona, *at Arizona State                                TBA/TBA
Jan.  26-Feb. 1      *at UCLA, *at USC                                                TBA/TBA
Feb.    2-8              *UTAH TBA
Feb.    9-15            *CALIFORNIA, *STANFORD TBA/TBA
Feb.  16-22           *at Oregon, *at Oregon State                                TBA/TBA
Mar.    2-9              *at Washington State, *at Washington                  TBA/TBA