The Colorado Buffaloes 2016-17 men's basketball schedule has taken another step closer to full completion.

On Tuesday, the Pac-12 Conference announced its site designations for the upcoming season. While specific dates and matchups are still to be determined, the Buffs and their fans now know where and when the Buffs will be on the road, and which weekends their respective league rivals will visit the Coors Events Center.

Like last season CU will open the league slate on the road, this time against Utah the weekend of Dec. 28-Jan. 1. The Buffs didn't play three consecutive league games on the road last year but will do so out of the gate in 2017, following the Utah date with a swing through Arizona to face the Wildcats and Arizona State.

The Arizona-Arizona State trip was the only one not made by CU during the 2015-16 season in the league's rotating schedule. The lone pair of teams that did not visit Boulder last year, USC and UCLA, will open the home portion of CU's Pac-12 slate the weekend of Jan. 11-15.

From there, the Buffs will regularly rotate home and road series. After visiting Washington and Washington State the weekend of Jan. 18-22, CU hosts defending league champ Oregon — a likely top 10 to 15 team again next season — along with Oregon State the weekend of Jan. 25-29.

The Buffs travel to Northern California to take on Stanford and Cal Feb. 1-5, with CU hosting Washington and Washington State the following weekend.


CU travels to Oregon and Oregon State the weekend of Feb. 15-19, followed by three consecutive home games to complete the regular season, beginning against Utah between Feb. 22 and 26. The Buffs complete the regular season with home dates against Cal and Stanford.

CU finished fifth in the Pac-12 last season with a 10-8 mark and has gone 56-50 in league play in six seasons under head coach Tad Boyle.

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