Several special events and ticket packages will be featured for this weekend's men's basketball home dates against Washington State and Washington.

During Thursday night's matchup against WSU, Colorado will honor Black History Month during a pregame ceremony, and at halftime more than 150 CU student-athletes will be recognized for maintaining a GPA of at least 3.0 in 2015.

For Saturday's date against Washington, a special $30 Friends Day Out package is available that includes a game ticket, soda, and hot dog. The game also will feature a visit from the Boulder Humane Society on the main concourse with puppies and kittens on display. The Buffaloes also will hold an autograph session after the game.

Thursday night's game against WSU begins at 8 p.m., with the Washington tipoff on Saturday set for noon. Ticket information can be found at 303-49BUFFS or

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