Utah Utes basketball: Utes release 2012-13 schedule

Published: Wednesday, June 27 2012 12:59 p.m. MDT

Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak as the University of Utah plays Colorado in men's PAC 12 basketball Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012,in Salt Lake City Utah.

Tom Smart, Deseret News

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's 2012-13 basketball schedule features 19 home games and a Dec. 8 trip to BYU. What is doesn't include are dates with traditional non-conference foes Utah State and Weber State.

The Utes (6-25 last season) open with six straight home games, beginning with a Nov. 2 exhibition against Simon Fraser. Willamette (Nov. 9) and Sacramento State (Nov. 16) follow before Utah hosts a Thanksgiving Tournament (Nov. 21, 23-24) with a field including Central Michigan, Idaho State and Wright State.

Utah's first road trip begins with a Nov. 28 date at SMU and new head coach Larry Brown. The Utes have a home-and-home agreement with the Mustangs, who will visit the Huntsman Center on Dec. 18. Utah travels to Texas State on Nov. 30.

In December, the Utes' lone road game is at BYU. Besides SMU, home games include Boise State (Dec. 5), Evergreen State (Dec. 14) and Cal State Northridge (Dec. 21).

The Pac-12 schedule opens with road games at Arizona (Jan. 3) and Arizona State (Jan. 5). The home slate begins with UCLA (Jan. 10) and USC (Jan. 12).

Utah's other conference games in the Huntsman Center include Stanford (Jan. 24), California (Jan. 26), Colorado (Feb. 2), Arizona State (Feb. 14), Arizona (Feb. 16), Oregon State (March 7) and Oregon (March 9).

The road schedule includes games at Washington State (Jan. 17), Washington (Jan. 19), Oregon (Feb. 7), Oregon State (Feb. 9), Colorado (Feb. 23), California (Feb. 28) and Stanford (March 2).

The Pac-12 Tournament will be played at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, March 13-16.

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2012-13 Utah men's basketball schedule

NOVEMBER: 2 — SIMON FRASER, 9 — WILLAMETTE, 16 — SACRAMENTO STATE, 21-23-24 — UTAH THANKSGIVING TOURNAMENT (Central Michigan, Idaho State, Wright State), 28 — at SMU, 30 — at Texas State.

DECEMBER: 5 — BOISE STATE, 8 — at BYU, 14 — EVERGREEN STATE, 18 — SMU, 21 — CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE.

JANUARY: 3 — at Arizona, 5 — at Arizona State, 10 — UCLA, 12 — USC, 17 — at Washington State, 19 — at Washington, 24 — STANFORD, 26 — CALIFORNIA.

FEBRUARY: 2 — COLORADO, 7 — at Oregon, 9 — at Oregon State, 14 — ARIZONA STATE, 16 — ARIZONA, 23 — at Colorado, 28 — at California.

MARCH: 2 — at Stanford, 7 — OREGON STATE, 9 — OREGON, 13-16 — Pac-12 Tournament at Las Vegas (MGM Grand Garden Arena).

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