BYU Basketball Releases Non-Conference Schedule for Upcoming Season

Alan BlackAnalyst IIIAugust 16, 2013

Jan. 24, 2013; Spokane, WA, USA; Brigham Young Cougars head coach Dave Rose looks on during a game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the first half at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
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Head coach Dave Rose released BYU's nonconference schedule for the 2013-2014 season on Thursday. The schedule consists of six home games, three road games and four neutral-site games.

BYU will open the season on November 8 against in-state foe Weber State. On November 11, the Cougars will travel to Palo Alto to take on Stanford as part of the ESPN Tip-Off Marathon.

There will then be three consecutive home games on November 14, 16 and 20. The first two of those will be part of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic Tournament, and BYU's opponents for those games have yet to be decided. The November 20th game will see the Cougars host the Iowa State Cyclones, who beat BYU last season in Iowa.

The Cougars will then travel to Kansas City for the final two games of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic Tournament. On November 25 they will face the Texas Longhorns, and on November 26 they will face either the DePaul Blue Demons or the Wichita State Shockers, who reached the Final Four of last season's NCAA tournament.

On November 30 the team will travel to Salt Lake City to play a neutral-site game against the in-state Utah State Aggies. That will be followed by a return to the Marriott Center for a home game against North Texas on December 3.

Next up is a trip to Springfield, Massachusetts, the birthplace of basketball, for a "neutral-site" game against nearby UMass on December 7. Following that is a home game against Prairie View A&M on December 11.

December 14 will see the Cougs once again travel up to Salt Lake City, this time to play against hated rival Utah on the Utes' home court. The nonconference slate then wraps up with a game at Oregon on December 21.

Aside from the North Texas and Prairie View games, there are very few "gimme" games on the Cougars' nonconference schedule this season, which should lead to some exciting basketball for BYU fans.