Pac-12 announces dates, tip times, TV info for 2021-22 men’s basketball season

BOULDER, CO - Sept. 28, 2021: ...
KJ Simpson driving on Julian Hammond III during University of Colorado Boulder men’s basketball practice on September 28, 2021. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

The final Ts have been crossed on the Colorado men’s basketball schedule.

On Wednesday, the Pac-12 Conference announced the specific dates, tipoff times, and TV information for the 2021-22 season.

The league previously announced its weekly pairings for the conference slate, as well as the pair of early-season games that began last season as the Pac-12 moved to a 20-game league schedule. The Colorado Buffaloes also announced their full nonconference schedule in June. Wednesday’s announcement sets the specific dates for the traditional portion of the Pac-12 schedule.

Tipoff for the previously announced season opener against Montana State will be at 8 p.m. and air on the Pac-12 Networks. CU will make 10 appearances on the various ESPN networks, including the three November games at the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands that will stream on ESPN3.

The Buffs will play five times on Fox Sports 1, including the Dec. 4 home date against Tennessee.

After opening Pac-12 play at home against Stanford on Nov. 28 (5 p.m., Pac-12 Network) and visiting likely preseason top 10 UCLA on Dec. 1 (7:30, Pac-12 Network), CU opens the traditional portion of the league schedule on Dec. 30 at Oregon, which will be one of three league road games that will tip off at 9 p.m. MT. From there, the Buffs will alternate home dates and road trips every weekend for the remainder of the season, except for consecutive home weekends against the Oregon schools and Utah in February.

Among the other highlights will be a Dec. 21 home date against Kansas, which tips off at 7 p.m. and will air on ESPN2.

CU Buffs men’s basketball 2021-22 Pac-12 schedule

Oct. 27 — Colorado Mines, 7 p.m. (exhibition)

Oct. 31 — at Nebraska, 10 a.m. (exhibition)

Nov. 9 — MONTANA STATE, 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)

Nov. 13 — NEW MEXICO, 4:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)

Nov. 15 — MAINE, 6 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)

Nov. 19 — vs. Southern Illinois (Paradise Jam, US Virgin Islands; ESPN3)

Nov. 20 or 21 — Duquesne/Northeastern (Paradise Jam, US Virgin Islands; ESPN3)

Nov. 22 — TBD (Paradise Jam, US Virgin Islands; ESPN3)

Nov. 28 — STANFORD, 5 p.m.* (Pac-12 Network)

Dec. 1 — at UCLA, 7:30 p.m.* (Pac-12 Network)

Dec. 4 — TENNESSEE, Noon (FS1)

Dec. 8 — EASTERN WASHINGTON, 6 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)

Dec. 10 — MILWAUKEE, 7:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)

Dec. 18 — CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD, Noon (Pac-12 Network)

Dec. 21 — KANSAS, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Dec. 30 — at Oregon, 9 p.m.* (Pac-12 Network)

Jan. 1 — at Oregon State, 6:30 p.m.* (Pac-12 Network)

Jan. 6 — WASHINGTON STATE, 7 p.m.* (ESPN2/U)

Jan. 9 — WASHINGTON, 3 p.m.* (ESPN2/U)

Jan. 13 — at Arizona, 9 p.m.* (FS1)

Jan. 15 — at Arizona State, 6/7/8 p.m.* (ESPN2/U)

Jan. 20 — USC, 5:30 p.m.* (Pac-12 Network)

Jan. 22 — UCLA, 7 p.m.* (Pac-12 Network)

Jan. 27 — at Washington, 9 p.m.* (Pac-12 Network)

Jan. 30 — at Washington State, 8 p.m.* (FS1)

Feb. 3 — OREGON, 8 p.m.* (FS1)

Feb. 5 — OREGON STATE, 8/9 p.m.* (FS1)

Feb. 12 — UTAH, 6 p.m.* (Pac-12 Network)

Feb. 17 — at Cal, 7:30 p.m.* (Pac-12 Network)

Feb. 19 — at Stanford, 8 p.m.* (ESPN2/U)

Feb. 24 — ARIZONA STATE, 7 p.m.* (Pac-12 Network)

Feb. 26 — ARIZONA, 6/8 p.m.* (ESPN2/U)

March 5 — at Utah, 7:30 p.m.* (ESPNU)

March 9-12 — Pac-12 Conference tournament, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

(All times Mountain; Home games in CAPS; *Pac-12 Conference game)