The Utes have finalized their upcoming schedule for the 2011-12 basketball season and there have been some interesting developments.
Utah and Utah State won't meet this season - though the Utes keep their series with Weber State and BYU alive.
With BYU and Utah now non-conference opponents, it's unlikely the two will schedule each other twice (home and home) in a season - something indicated on this year's schedule, as the Utes host the Cougars with a planned return trip to Provo next season (I can assume, at least).
Utah's game against Weber will be played up in Ogden, continuing the rivalry with the Wildcats.
The home schedule, at least in preseason play, isn't anything remarkable. Outside that game with BYU, the Utes host San Diego Christian College, Montana State (hey, in football too), Cal State Fullerton, Idaho State and Portland. Of course, for a team that struggled greatly last season, the lack of big-named opponents should help in at least producing some wins.
Beyond playing in Ogden, the Utes will also travel to take on Boise State, Fresno State and also play in the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament - which consists of Florida State, UConn, Central Florida, College of Charleston, Harvard, Massachusetts and North Carolina of Asheville - a clear improvement over the remainder of the preseason schedule.
You can view the entire schedule after the jump...
011-12 Utah Men's Basketball Schedule Fri. Nov. 4 Adams State Salt Lake City (exhibition) Mon. Nov. 14 San Diego Christian College Salt Lake City Wed. Nov. 16 at Boise State Boise, Idaho Sat. Nov. 19 Montana State Salt Lake City Thurs.-Sat. Nov. 24-26 Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament Paradise Island, Bahamas Sat. Dec. 3 at Fresno State Fresno, Calif. Wed. Dec. 7 Cal State Fullerton Salt Lake City Sat. Dec. 10 BYU Salt Lake City Sat. Dec. 17 Idaho State Salt Lake City Mon. Dec. 19 Portland Salt Lake City Thurs. Dec. 22 at Weber State Ogden, Utah Sat. Dec. 31 at Colorado* Boulder, Colo. Thurs. Jan. 5 Washington State* Salt Lake City Sat. Jan. 7 Washington* Salt lake City Thurs. Jan. 12 at Stanford* Palo Alto, Calif. Sat. Jan. 14 at California* Berkeley, Calif. Thurs. Jan. 19 Arizona* Salt Lake City Sat. Jan. 21 Arizona State* Salt Lake City Thurs. Jan. 26 at UCLA* Los Angeles, Calif. Sat. Jan. 28 at USC* Los Angeles, Calif. Thurs. Feb. 2 Oregon* Salt Lake City Sat. Feb. 4 Oregon State* Salt Lake City Thurs. Feb. 9 at Arizona State* Tempe, Ariz. Sat. Feb. 11 at Arizona* Tuscon, Ariz. Sat. Feb. 18 Colorado* Salt Lake City Thurs. Feb. 23 California* Salt Lake City Sat. Feb. 25 Stanford* Salt Lake City Thurs. Mar. 1 at Oregon State* Corvallis, Ore. Sat. Mar. 3 at Oregon* Eugene, Ore. Wed.-Sat. Mar. 7-10 Pac -12 Tournament * indicates Pac-12 Conference game Dates are subject to change, times are TBA Home games in bold