The 2016-17 men’s basketball full schedule was released Thursday afternoon, including ten non-conference games at home, five matchups against fellow in-state schools and is highlighted by games against three 2016 NCAA tournament teams.
“This is one of the toughest non-conference schedules Colorado State has had in a long time,” Eustachy said in the release. “It will be a great test for us and great for our fans to have some of these teams come to our state to play.”
The Rams will open the 2016-17 season against New Mexico State University Nov. 13, followed by a Nov. 16 home game against Fort Lewis.
CSU will hit the road for the first time Nov. 20, when the team makes the trip to Palo Alto, CA. for a matchup with Stanford. Following the matchup with the Cardinals, CSU will play three home games, before heading to Boulder Nov. 30 for an early-winter meeting with the University of Colorado.
CSU will play its contest in the Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge at home on Dec. 3, hosting a Wichita State. The Shockers have made NCAA tournament appearances in five consecutive seasons.
Colorado State will host Northern Colorado Dec. 10. Leading into finals week for the Rams, is a rematch with Kansas State at the Pepsi Center in Denver on Dec. 17. Loyola Marymount wraps up the home non-conference portion on Dec. 19. The final game before Mountain West play takes placeat Long Beach State on Dec. 22.
Game times will be announced in mid-September as non-conference and MW television schedules are finalized.
2016-17 men’s basketball schedule:
11/08/16 vs. Regis (Exhibition matchup)
11/13/16 vs. New Mexico State
11/16/17 vs. Fort Lewis
11/20/16 at Stanford
11/23/16 vs. Maryland Eastern Shore
11/25/16 vs. Southeastern Louisiana
11/27/16 vs. Alcorn State
11/30/16 at Colorado
12/03/16 vs. Wichita State
12/06/16 vs. Arkansas-Fort Smith
12/10/16 vs. Northern Colorado
12/17/16 vs. Kansas State (Pepsi Center)
12/19/16 vs. Loyola Marymount
12/22/16 at Long Beach State
12/28/16 vs. University of Nevada Las Vegas
12/31/16 at Boise State
01/04/17 at San Jose State
01/07/17 vs. Air Force
01/14/17 vs. New Mexico
01/18/17 at Fresno State
01/21/17 at Utah State
01/25/17 vs. San Jose State
01/28/17 at San Diego State
01/31/17 vs. Boise State
02/04/17 at University of Nevada Las Vegas
02/08/17 vs. Utah State
02/11/17 vs. Fresno State
02/15/17 at Wyoming
02/22/17 at New Mexico
02/25/17 vs. San Diego State
03/01/17 vs. Wyoming
03/04/16 at Nevada
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