CSU releases 2016-17 men’s basketball schedule

Justin Michael

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.”

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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

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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

Collegian sports reporter Justin Michael can be reached by email at sports@collegian.com or Twitter @JustinTMichael.