Colorado Buffaloes 2016-17 women's basketball schedule

Home games in CAPS; *Pac-12 Conference game

All times mountain

Nov. 11: at Northern Colorado (7 p.m.)

Nov. 13: AIR FORCE (2 p.m.)


Nov. 22: at North Dakota State (4 p.m.)

Nov. 25: ST. FRANCIS (Omni Invitational, 7:30 p.m.)

Nov. 26: BOSTON COLLEGE or SMU (Omni Invitational, 5 or 7:30 p.m.)


Dec. 3: IDAHO STATE (6 p.m.)

Dec. 8: COLORADO STATE (7 p.m., Pac-12 Networks)

Dec. 17: at Mississippi Valley (2 p.m.)

Dec. 21: WYOMING (7 p.m.)

Dec. 30: at USC* (7 p.m.)

Jan. 1: at UCLA* (3 p.m.)

Jan. 6: ARIZONA* (8 p.m.)

Jan. 8: ARIZONA STATE* (4 p.m., Pac-12 Networks)

Jan. 13: CAL* (8 p.m.)

Jan. 15: STANFORD* (2 p.m., Pac-12 Networks)

Jan. 20: at Oregon* (7 p.m., Pac-12 Networks)

Jan. 22: at Oregon State* (4 p.m., Pac-12 Networks)

Jan. 25: UTAH* (7 p.m., Pac-12 Networks)

Jan. 28: at Utah* (12:30 p.m., Pac-12 Networks)

Feb. 3: WASHINGTON STATE* (6 p.m., Pac-12 Networks)

Feb. 5: WASHINGTON* (Noon, Pac-12 Networks)

Feb. 10: at Stanford* (9 p.m., Pac-12 Networks)

Feb. 12: at Cal* (Noon, Pac-12 Networks)


Feb. 17: OREGON STATE* (8 p.m., Pac-12 Networks)

Feb. 19: OREGON* (Noon, Pac-12 Networks)

Feb. 23: at Washington* (9 p.m., Pac-12 Networks)

Feb. 25: at Washington State* (2 p.m.)

March 2-5: Pac-12 Conference tournament, Seattle, Wash.

The full slate for the first season of the JR Payne era has been finalized for the University of Colorado women's basketball team.

While the nonconference slate had mostly been finalized for the Buffaloes, on Wednesday the Pac-12 Conference announced its league schedule along with the television broadcast schedule.

Payne takes over the CU program this year after a total of seven seasons as a head coach during stops at Santa Clara and Southern Utah. She makes her CU debut on the road Nov. 11 as the Buffs travel to Greeley to take on the Northern Colorado Bears. Payne makes her Coors Events Center debut on Nov. 13 against Air Force with the highlight of CU's nonconference schedule to follow two days later with a visit from Kentucky, a team that reached the Sweet 16 last spring.

CU hosts its annual Omni Invitational Nov. 25-26, taking on St. Francis (N.Y.) in the opener before facing either SMU or Boston College in the finale. The Buffs also host state rival Colorado State on Dec. 8 in the first of 14 regular-season appearances on the Pac-12 Networks.

The Buffs begin league play with a two-game trip through Los Angeles, playing USC on Dec. 30 and UCLA on New Year's Day. CU plays its first Pac-12 home game on Jan. 6 against Arizona followed by a Jan. 8 date against Arizona State.

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