Head coach Jim Boylen announced Utah's 2010-11 non-conference schedule on Monday.
June 7, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah men's basketball team released its 2010-11 non-conference schedule today and it has the potential to include as many as seven opponents that reached the postseason last March.
Eleven non-conference opponents are known, while the rest are to-be-determined matchups at the Diamondhead Classic in Honolulu on Dec. 22-25. Possible opponents at the Diamondhead Classic include 2010 NCAA runner-up Butler, NCAA Elite Eight participant Baylor, NCAA qualifier Florida State and NIT qualifier Mississippi State.
The 2010-11 campaign begins on Nov. 5 with an exhibition game against Adams State in the Huntsman Center. Regular season play tips off with a home game on Nov. 12 against Grand Canyon University. Other home games include 2010 NCAA Tournament participant Montana (Nov. 17) and NIT qualifier Weber State (Nov. 20), as well as Oral Roberts (Nov. 27), Fresno State (Nov. 30), Pepperdine (Dec. 7) and Oregon (Dec. 18).
Utah faces a stiff non-conference road schedule with games at 2010 NCAA participant Utah State (Nov. 24), Bradley (Dec. 4) and Michigan (Dec. 10). Utah's game with Bradley is part of the MWC/MVC Challenge.
"We have stayed true to our philosophy of playing a difficult non-conference schedule that includes teams from the top leagues across the country," said Utah head coach Jim Boylen. "Our team and coaching staff are very excited about the opportunity to participate in big games at great venues. Our goal is always to get into the top 25 and compete for an MWC championship. I think this schedule will prepare us to reach both of those goals."
Utah's conference schedule will be released by the Mountain West Conference office in August.
University of Utah Men's Basketball 2010-11 Non-Conference Schedule
5 Friday Adams State (Exhibition) Salt Lake City 12 Friday Grand Canyon Salt Lake City 17 Wednesday Montana Salt Lake City 20 Saturday Weber State Salt Lake City 24 Wednesday at Utah State Logan, Utah 27 Saturday Oral Roberts Salt Lake City 30 Tuesday Fresno State Salt Lake City
4 Saturday at Bradley (MWC/MVC Challenge) Peoria, Ill. 7 Tuesday Pepperdine Salt Lake City 10 Friday at Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. 18 Saturday Oregon Salt Lake City 22 Wednesday TBD (Diamondhead Classic) Honolulu, Hawaii 23 Thursday TBD (Diamondhead Classic) Honolulu, Hawaii 25 Saturday TBD (Diamondhead Classic) Honolulu, Hawaii 31 Friday at Portland Portland, Ore.
Utah's All-Time Record vs. 2010-11 Non-Conference Opponents Bradley 3-2 (2-1 at Bradley) Last meeting: Utah 83, Bradley 49; Dec. 5, 1992; Peoria, Ill. Grand Canyon First meeting Fresno State 8-3 (5-1 at home) Last meeting: Utah 88, Fresno State 82; Feb. 20, 1999; Fresno, Calif. Michigan 3-4 (0-3 at Michigan) Last meeting: Utah 68, Michigan 52; Dec. 9, 2009; Salt Lake City Montana 25-6 (15-1 at home) Last meeting: Utah 109, Montana 93; Dec. 26, 1969; Salt Lake City Oral Roberts First meeting Pepperdine 5-2 (3-0 at home) Last meeting: Pepperdine 76, Utah 64; Dec. 23, 2009; Malibu, Calif. Portland First meeting Utah State 130-92 (50-59 at USU) Last meeting: Utah 68, Utah State 67; Nov. 18, 2009; Salt Lake City Weber State 25-13 (16-3 at home) Last meeting: Weber State 83, Utah 76; Dec. 2, 2009; Ogden, Utah
Record vs. Possible Opponents, Diamondhead Classic Baylor 3-0 (0-0; all meetings at home) Last meeting: Utah 83, Baylor 69; Dec. 9, 1960; Salt Lake City Butler 1-0 (0-0; lone meeting at home) Last meeting: Utah 95, Butler 66; Dec. 5, 1964; Salt Lake City Florida State First meeting Hawaii 47-9 (3-1 at neutral sites) Last meeting: Utah 82, Hawaii 55; Feb. 13, 1999; Salt Lake City Mississippi State 0-1 (0-1 at neutral sites) Last meeting: Mississippi State 78, Utah 64; March 19, 1995; Boise, Idaho San Diego 3-1 (0-0 at neutral sites) Last meeting: Utah 82, San Diego 39; Dec. 6, 2003; Salt Lake City Washington State 13-2 (1-1 at neutral sites) Last meeting: Utah 69, WSU 55; Dec. 2, 2006; Salt Lake City