CU men's basketball schedule

Nov. 11 - Ft. Lewis 57, CU 85

Nov. 17 - Wichita State 67, CU 58

Nov. 18 - Maryland 78, CU 71

Nov. 20 - CU 81, W. Michigan 76

Nov. 23 - Air Force 73, CU 76, OT

Nov. 28 - CU 70, Georgia 68

Nov. 30 - CU 64, Colorado State 65

Dec. 7 - CU 71, Fresno State 64

Dec. 9 - Wyoming 65, CU 54

Dec. 19 - CU 70, CSU Bakersfield 64

Dec. 22 - CU 56, Texas Southern 51

Dec. 28 - CU 92, New Orleans 34

Dec. 31 - CU 73, Utah 33

Jan. 5 - CU 87, Washington 69

Jan. 7 - CU 71, Washington State 60

Jan. 12 - Cal 57, CU 50

Jan. 14 - Stanford 84, CU 64

Jan. 19 - CU 69, Arizona State 54

Jan. 21 - CU 64, Arizona 63

Jan. 26 - CU 74, USC 50

Jan. 28 - UCLA 77, CU 60

Feb. 2 - CU 83, Oregon State 57

Feb. 4 - CU 72, Oregon 71

Feb. 9 - Arizona 71, CU 57

Feb. 11 - CU 63, Arizona State 49

Feb. 18 - CU 55, Utah 48

Feb. 23 - Stanford 74, CU 50

Feb. 26 - CU 70, California 57

Mar. 1 - Oregon 90, CU 81

Mar. 3 - Oregon State 83, CU 69

March 7 - Pac-12: CU 53, No. 11 Utah 41

March 8 - Pac-12: CU 63, Oregon 62

March 9 - Pac-12: CU 70, California 59

March 10 - Pac-12: CU 53, Arizona 51

March 15 - NCAA Tournament: CU 68, UNLV 64

March 17 - NCAA Tournament: Baylor 80, CU 63

Unlike the football series, Colorado vs. Nebraska was never much of a basketball rivalry.

And that's still the case when it comes to vying for Tad Boyle's services.

Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne reportedly had Colorado's head coach on his wish list to fill the Cornhuskers' vacant position.

A source close to the situation told the Camera on Wednesday that Boyle has "no interest" in leaving CU for Nebraska.

Boyle is on the road recruiting. He will be back in Boulder on Friday to hold a press conference to reflect on the 2011-12 campaign and look ahead to a future that includes the arrival of a freshmen class ranked among the nation's best.

The Buffs are coming off a 24-12 season, which ended with a memorable March that included a Pac-12 Tournament championship and the program's first NCAA Tournament victory in 15 years.

CU, despite losing 75 percent of its scoring from the 2010-11 team, also tied the school record for victories set during Boyle's first season, which ended with a fifth-place finish in the Big 12 and a trip to the NIT semifinals.

The Omaha World-Herald reported that Nebraska reached out through a third party to contact Boyle and Gonzaga's Mark Few to gauge interest. There wasn't any.

The newspaper also reported that Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall had turned down a Nebraska offer that was for at least $2 million in annual salary.

Boyle, a Greeley native who labeled Colorado his "dream job" when hired away from Northern Colorado in April 2010, signed a contract extension in February that included a 3-percent raise.

More significantly, the revamped deal greatly enhanced the incentives clauses.

By winning 24 games, the conference tournament title, earning a berth in the NCAA Tournament and beating UNLV a week ago at the Pit, Boyle earned $320,000 in bonuses, which took his overall salary to about $1 million.

"I couldn't be more excited, I couldn't be more optimistic," Boyle said when asked about the program's future after last Saturday's 80-63 loss to Baylor in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. "I told the guys in the locker room, 'Guys, it's not going to take us nine more years to get back here.'"

It was CU's first appearance in the bracket since 2003. Nebraska hasn't been to the NCAA Tournament since 1998.

Doc Sadler, who was on the job for six seasons, was fired by Osborne on March 9 after the Huskers finished 12-18 overall and 4-14 in the Big Ten.

Some of Boyle's new peers, Arizona's Sean Miller and UCLA's Ben Howland, make about $2 million per season.

Boyle's contract includes a buyout clause protecting the school against the possibility of him taking another job. He would have to pay CU $750,000 if he took another job at any point before April 30, 2013.

That penalty decreases to $500,000 if Boyle left between May 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014, and to $350,000 if he left for another job between May 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015.

"I have great respect for Tad, and he and the entire department are functioning well as a team and I know his commitment to be a Buff is sincere and genuine," CU athletic director Mike Bohn told the Camera on the eve of the NCAA Tournament. "We will continue to monitor the wonderful progress and growth of the program under his leadership and adapt as necessary."