June 27, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah men's basketball team announced its complete 2012-13 schedule Wednesday. The Utes will play nine non-conference home games, including three during a Thanksgiving tournament at the Huntsman Center, before tipping off the Pac-12 season on the road at Arizona on Jan. 3.
Ute Fans will be treated to five non-conference home games to begin the season, starting with Willamette (Nov. 9) and Sacramento State (Nov. 16). Utah will then host a three-day Thanksgiving tournament, Nov. 21, 23-24, formatted as a four-team round robin that will include the Utes, Central Michigan, Idaho State and Wright State. It will be the first regular-season tournament hosted by Utah since the 1988 Utah Classic.
The rest of the non-conference home slate includes Boise State (Dec. 5), Evergreen State (Dec. 14), SMU (Dec. 18) and Cal State Northridge (Dec. 21). Non-conference road games will include SMU (Nov. 28), Texas State (Nov. 30) and BYU (Dec. 8).
Utah will open its Pac-12 season on the road at Arizona (Jan. 3) and Arizona State (Jan. 5), before hosting UCLA (Jan. 10) in its conference home opener.
2012-13 Utah Men's Basketball Schedule Fri. Nov. 2 Simon Fraser Salt Lake City (exhibition) Fri. Nov. 9 Willamette Salt Lake City Fri. Nov. 16 Sacramento State Salt Lake City Wed. Nov. 21 TBA^ Salt Lake City Fri. Nov. 23 TBA^ Salt Lake City Sat. Nov. 24 TBA^ Salt Lake City Wed. Nov. 28 at SMU Dallas, Texas Fri. Nov. 30 at Texas State San Marcos, Texas Wed. Dec. 5 Boise State Salt Lake City Sat. Dec. 8 at BYU Provo, Utah Fri. Dec. 14 Evergreen State Salt Lake City Tues. Dec. 18 SMU Salt Lake City Fri. Dec. 21 Cal State Northridge Salt Lake City Thurs. Jan. 3 at Arizona* Tucson, Ariz. Sat. Jan. 5 at Arizona State* Tempe, Ariz. Thurs. Jan. 10 UCLA* Salt Lake City Sat. Jan. 12 USC* Salt Lake City Thurs. Jan. 17 at Washington State* Pullman, Wash. Sat. Jan. 19 at Washington* Seattle, Wash. Thurs. Jan. 24 Stanford* Salt Lake City Sat. Jan. 26 California* Salt Lake City Sat. Feb. 2 Colorado* Salt Lake City Thurs. Feb. 7 at Oregon* Eugene, Ore. Sat. Feb. 9 at Oregon State* Corvallis, Ore. Thurs. Feb. 14 Arizona State* Salt Lake City Sat. Feb. 16 Arizona* Salt Lake City Sat. Feb. 23 at Colorado* Boulder, Colo. Thurs. Feb. 28 at California* Berkeley, Calif. Sat. Mar. 2 at Stanford* Palo Alto, Calif. Thurs. Mar. 7 Oregon State* Salt Lake City Sat. Mar. 9 Oregon* Salt Lake City
Pac-12 Conference Tournament Las Vegas, Nev. Grand Garden Arena, MGM Grand Wed. Mar. 13 First Round Game Thurs. Mar. 14 Quarterfinals Fri. Mar. 15 Semifinals Sat. Mar. 16 Championship Game
* = Pac-12 Conference Game ^ = Utah Thanksgiving Tournament featuring Central Michigan, Idaho State and Wright State Home games in bold, played at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Dates are subject to change due to television selections.