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Colorado Buffaloes basketball television appearances announced

Ten Colorado games will air nationally on ESPN networks.

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The Colorado Buffaloes and the Pac-12 Conference on Thursday announced their television schedule for the 2016-17 men's basketball season.

Ten Colorado games will air nationally on the ESPN Family of Networks. The Buffaloes will play at defending league champion Oregon on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. in a national game-of-the-week caliber event on FOX, while three more contests will air on FS1.

In addition, 15 regular season games are slated for the Pac-12 Network, beginning with the season opener, a 7 p.m. tip against Sacramento State on Friday, Nov. 11.

Colorado will travel to Air Force on Monday, Dec. 19, for a 7 p.m. tip on CBS Sports Network. Television for one final nonconference road game, Saturday, Dec. 3, at Portland, will be determined once the West Coast Conference broadcast schedule is announced.

While the Pac-12 opponent weekends were announced earlier this summer, the order, dates and times have now been released. Colorado rings in the Pac-12 schedule, and the New Year, with a 4:30 p.m. tip at Utah on Sunday, Jan. 1, on ESPNU.

Colorado opens the home portion of its Pac-12 schedule by hosting UCLA on Thursday, Jan. 12, for a 9 p.m. tip on FS1.

In all the Buffaloes will have 17 home dates at the Coors Events Center, featuring matchups with Colorado State (Nov. 30, 7 p.m., Pac-12), Xavier (Dec. 7, 7 p.m., Pac-12), Oregon (Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m., Pac-12), Utah (Feb. 23, 9 p.m., ESPNU) and California (Mar. 4, 12 p.m., Pac-12). One home tip time, Thursday, Feb. 9, vs. Washington to air on FS1, will be announced at a later date. Colorado will play seven games against 2016 NCAA Tournament teams at the Coors Events Center this winter.

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