After reaching the NCAA Tournament in four of the past five seasons, the University of Colorado men's basketball team will enjoy its fair share of national television appearances during the 2016-17 season.
The Pac-12 Conference announced the full game schedule and television information for the upcoming season on Thursday, with the Buffaloes slotted to appear regularly on national television. Highlighting the slate are 10 appearances on ESPN's family of networks and a Feb. 19 date at defending league champion Oregon that will be featured as the Saturday afternoon national game of the week on FOX.
CU also will appear on FS1 three times, with another 15 games scheduled to be aired by the Pac-12 Networks.
Tipoff times have been finalized for every game except the Buffs' home date against Washington on Feb. 9. CU begins the season with three consecutive home games against Sacramento State (Nov. 11), Seattle (Nov. 14), and Louisiana-Monroe (Nov. 17) that all begin at 7 p.m. and will air on the Pac-12 Networks.
CU makes its first appearance on ESPN2 while taking on Notre Dame Nov. 21 at the Barclays Center in New York as part of the Legends Classic. The Buffs' game the next day against either Texas or Northwestern also will air on either ESPN2 or ESPNU.
CU's annual rivalry battle against Colorado State on Nov. 30 will tip off at 7 p.m. at the Coors Events Center and air on the Pac-12 Networks. The Buffs begin Pac-12 Conference play with three consecutive road games, beginning New Year's Day with an afternoon date at Utah set to air on ESPNU.
The Coors Events Center will be the backdrop for ESPNU broadcasts against USC (Jan. 15), Washington State (Feb. 12), and Utah (Feb. 23), as well as an ESPN2 appearance at home against Stanford (March 2).
Colorado Buffaloes 2016-17 men's basketball schedule
All times Mountain
*Pac-12 Conference game
Nov 11: Sacramento State at Colorado, 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks).
Nov. 14: Seattle at Colorado, 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks).
Nov. 17: Louisiana-Monroe at Colorado, 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks).
Nov. 21: Notre Dame vs. Colorado, 5 p.m., Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (ESPN2).
Nov. 22: Texas or Northwestern vs. Colorado, time TBD, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (ESPN2 or U).
Nov. 27: Wofford at Colorado, Noon (Pac-12 Networks).
Nov. 30: Colorado State at Colorado, 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks).
Dec. 3: Colorado at Portland, 8 p.m. (TV TBD).
Dec. 7: Xavier at Colorado, 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks).
Dec. 10: Colorado at BYU, 8 p.m. (ESPN2).
Dec. 17: Fort Hays State at Colorado, Noon (Pac-12 Networks).
Dec. 19: Colorado at Air Force, 7 p.m. (CBSSN).
Dec. 22: Eastern Washington at Colorado, 6:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks).
Jan. 1: Colorado at Utah*, 4:30 p.m. (ESPNU).
Jan. 5: Colorado at Arizona State*, 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks).
Jan. 7: Colorado at Arizona*, 7:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks).
Jan. 12: UCLA at Colorado*, 9 p.m. (FS1).
Jan. 15: USC at Colorado*, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU).
Jan. 18: Colorado at Washington*, 9 p.m. (ESPNU).
Jan. 21: Colorado at Washington State*, 2 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks).
Jan. 26: Oregon State at Colorado*, 6:30 p.m. (FS1).
Jan. 28: Oregon at Colorado*, 7:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks).
Feb. 2: Colorado at Stanford*, 9 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks).
Feb. 5: Colorado at Cal*, 2:30 p.m. (ESPNU).
Feb. 9: Washington at Colorado*, TBD (FS1).
Feb. 12: Washington State at Colorado*, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU).
Feb. 16: Colorado at Oregon State*, 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks).
Feb. 19: Colorado at Oregon*, 1 p.m. (FOX).
Feb. 23: Utah at Colorado*, 9 p.m. (ESPNU).
March 2: Stanford at Colorado*, 7 p.m. (ESPN2).
March 4: Cal at Colorado*, Noon (Pac-12 Networks).
March 8-11: Pac-12 Conference tournament, Las Vegas, Nev.