Courtesy of CU Athletics Communications
The Pac-12 Conference has announced weekly matchups and site designations for the league’s inaugural 20-game men’s basketball schedule in 2020-21.
The announcement reflects the games being played and the home/away designations each week of the Pac-12 regular season. Specific dates and times for each game within a week will be announced after selections by the league’s television partners are finalized. All 120 Conference games will be televised by either Pac-12 Network, ESPN/2/U, FOX/FS1 or CBS.
Colorado will open at Arizona on Wednesday, Dec. 2 and host Washington State on Saturday, Dec. 5. Several previously announced early season Pac-12 dates were adjusted to allow for flexibility in non-conference scheduling with the push back of the NCAA start of season date to Nov. 25, but the Buffaloes’ two games remained intact.
Colorado will resume Pac-12 play the week of Dec. 30-Jan.3 on the road at the Southern California schools. The Buffaloes then return to Boulder for very home-heavy month.
Beginning with Oregon/Oregon State the week of Jan. 6-10, Colorado will play four-straight and seven-of-nine at the CU Events Center. When Cal and Stanford visit Boulder the week of Jan. 13-17, it will mark the first time in 60 years (1960-61), the Buffaloes will have played four-straight conference home games.
Following a trip to the Washington schools the week of Jan. 20-24, Colorado returns for three more at home; a single date with Utah (Jan. 27-31) and the Arizona schools that next week (Feb. 3-7).
The flip side is, for the second-straight year Colorado will finish the Pac-12 schedule with five-of-seven on the road, including the even-rarer four-game conference road trip. The Buffaloes return trips to the Bay Area (Feb. 10-14) and the Oregon schools (Feb. 17-21) in successive weeks. It will be the first time Colorado has played four-straight conference road games since 1946-47, the Buffs’ final year in the Mountain States Conference.
Colorado will close the home portion of its Pac-12 schedule with UCLA and USC the week of Feb. 24-28. For the second-straight season – and third time in five years – The Buffaloes will finish with a single game at Utah on either March 6 or 7.
The 2021 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament is scheduled for T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas from March 10-13.
All basketball competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee health and safety recommendations and guidelines, as previously announced on September 24 when the Pac-12 CEO Group voted to resume football, basketball and winter sport seasons. The weekly matchups have been designed to allow for flexibility should a need arise for rescheduled contests.
PAC-12 MEN’S BASKETBALL 2020-21 CONFERENCE ADDED DECEMBER GAMES
Wed., Dec. 2, 2020 – Colorado at Arizona; Oregon State at Washington State
Thurs., Dec. 3, 2020 – Arizona State at California; Washington at Utah
Sat., Dec. 5, 2020 – Washington State at Colorado
Sun., Dec. 6, 2020 – California at UCLA
Sat., Dec. 12, 2020 – Oregon at Washington*
Sun., Dec. 13, 2020 – Stanford at USC*
Sat., Dec. 19, 2020 – Arizona at Stanford
Sun., Dec. 20, 2020 – USC at Oregon State*
Tues., Dec. 22, 2020 – Utah at Arizona State*
Wed., Dec. 23, 2020 – UCLA at Oregon*
* – Adjusted from original date
PAC-12 MEN’S BASKETBALL 2020-21 CONFERENCE WEEKLY MATCHUPS
Week of Dec. 30-Jan. 3
Arizona/Arizona State at Washington/Washington State
California/Stanford at Oregon/Oregon State
Colorado/Utah at UCLA/USC
Week of Jan. 6-10
Oregon/Oregon State at Colorado/Utah
UCLA/USC at Arizona/Arizona State
Washington/Washington State at California/Stanford
Week of Jan. 13-17
Arizona/Arizona State at Oregon/Oregon State
California/Stanford at Colorado/Utah
Washington/Washington State at UCLA/USC
Week of Jan. 20-24
Arizona at Arizona State
Colorado/Utah at Washington/Washington State
Oregon State at Oregon
UCLA/USC at California/Stanford
Week of Jan. 27-31
California/Stanford at Arizona/Arizona State
Oregon/Oregon State at UCLA/USC
Utah at Colorado
Washington State at Washington
Week of Feb. 3-7
Arizona/Arizona State at Colorado/Utah
Stanford at California
UCLA at USC
Washington/Washington State at Oregon/Oregon State
Week of Feb. 10-14
Colorado/Utah at California/Stanford
Oregon/Oregon State at Arizona/Arizona State
UCLA/USC at Washington/Washington State
Week of Feb. 17-21
Arizona/Arizona State at UCLA/USC
California/Stanford at Washington/Washington State
Colorado/Utah at Oregon/Oregon State
Week of Feb. 24-28
Oregon/Oregon State at California/Stanford
UCLA/USC at Colorado/Utah
Washington/Washington State at Arizona/Arizona State
Week of March 6/7
Arizona State at Arizona
California at Stanford
Colorado at Utah
Oregon at Oregon State
USC at UCLA
Washington at Washington State