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Jeffrey D. Allred,
Brigham Young Cougars head coach Dave Rose pleads with the ref during the NCAA Tournament in Dayton, Ohio Monday, March 17, 2015. BYU lost 94-90.

PROVO — In conjunction with the West Coast Conference, BYU basketball announced its 2015-16 schedule Tuesday.

Two games against Pac-12 teams, four in-state games and a trip to paradise for the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic highlight BYU's 2015-16 nonconference schedule. The WCC schedule opens on Dec. 31 at Saint Marys.

“I'm very happy with our nonconference schedule,” Rose said. “We play some very strong teams that will prepare us for the conference season and for postseason play. We'll best tested, especially with some very difficult games away from home. I'm excited about our team and can't wait to get started.”

After the opener against crosstown foe Utah Valley, the Cougars head west to take on Long Beach State in ESPN's Tip-Off Marathon on Nov. 16 at 11:45 p.m. on ESPN2.

Then the Cougars have three straight home games against Adams State (Nov. 20), Mississippi Valley State (Nov. 25) and Belmont (Nov. 28).

The Cougars will open the month of December with three in-state games in seven days, starting at Utah on Dec. 2.

Then the Cougars face Weber State at EnergySolutions Arena on Dec. 5. Utah State visits Provo on Dec. 9.

On Dec. 12, BYU will play at Pac-12 Conference foe Colorado and then face Central Michigan at home on Dec. 18 before heading to Honolulu.

The Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic tips off on Dec. 22, with the Cougars facing Harvard at 3:30 p.m. MT.

BYU schedule

Date Opponent

Oct. 30 vs. Arizona Christian (Exhibition)

Nov. 7 vs. Alaska-Fairbanks (Exhibition)

Nov. 13 vs. Utah Valley

Nov. 16 at Long Beach State, 11:45 p.m. (Tip-Off Marathon)

Nov. 20 vs. Adams State

Nov. 25 vs. Mississippi Valley State

Nov. 28 vs. Belmont

Dec. 2 at Utah

Dec. 5 vs. Weber State^

Dec. 9 vs. Utah State

Dec. 12 at Colorado

Dec. 18 vs. Central Michigan

Dec. 22 vs. Harvard#, 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 23 vs. Auburn/New Mexico#

Dec. 25 Diamond Head Classic

Dec. 31 at Saint Marys*

Jan. 2 at Pacific*

Jan. 7 vs. Santa Clara*

Jan. 9 vs. San Francisco*

Jan. 14 at Gonzaga*

Jan. 16 at Portland*

Jan. 21 at Loyola Marymount*

Jan. 23 at Pepperdine*

Jan. 28 vs. Loyola Marymount*

Jan. 30 vs. Pepperdine*

Feb. 4 vs. Saint Marys*

Feb. 6 vs. Pacific*

Feb. 11 at San Francisco*

Feb. 13 at Santa Clara*

Feb. 18 at San Diego*

Feb. 25 vs. Portland*

Feb. 27 vs. Gonzaga*

^at EnergySolutions Arena

#Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic

*WCC game

Times TBA unless otherwise noted