Usually, when a new coach is hired, he is given a season or two to build the program to his liking and bring in the guys that will fit into and run his system. New Colorado head coach Tad Boyle isn't going to be afforded that luxury. With Cory Higgins and Alec Burks, two of the most talented players the Buffs have had in the last 10 years, entering what will most likely be their last seasons in the program and a solid surrounding cast Boyle needs to take this team to the next level now, before he has to start with a whole lot less.
Yesterday, CU released the 2010-2011 men's basketball schedule, now we're left to take a look and try and determine if this year's slate will allow for a return to the NCAA Tournament.
Full schedule and game highlights after the jump...
2010-11 CU Men's Basketball Schedule
Date Opponent TV TIME
Fri. Nov. 12 #IDAHO STATE TBD
Tue. Nov. 16 at Georgia TBD
Sat. Nov. 20 at San Francisco TBD
Tue. Nov. 23 ALCORN STATE TBD
Sun. Nov. 28 at Harvard TBD
Tue. Nov. 30 TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN TBD
Sat. Dec. 4 ^OREGON STATE ESPNU 8:00 p.m.
Wed. Dec. 8 #COLORADO STATE TBD
Fri. Dec. 17 THE CITADEL TBD
Sun. Dec. 19 LONGWOOD TBD
Wed. Dec. 22 %vs. New Mexico TBD
Thr. Dec. 23 %vs. Indiana or Northern Iowa TBD
Wed. Dec. 29 MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE TBD
Sun. Jan. 2 at Cal State Bakersfield TBD
Sat. Jan. 8 MISSOURI Big 12 Network 11:30 a.m.
Wed. Jan. 12 at Kansas State ESPNU 7:00 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 15 OKLAHOMA STATE Big 12 Network 11:30 a.m.
Tue. Jan. 18 at Nebraska ESPN2 5:00 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 22 at Oklahoma Big 12 Network 11:30 a.m.
Tue. Jan. 25 KANSAS Big 12 Network 6:00 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 29 at Baylor Big 12 Network 11:30 a.m.
Wed. Feb. 2 IOWA STATE TBD
Sat. Feb. 5 at Missouri TBD
Wed. Feb. 9 TEXAS A&M ESPNU 7:00 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 12 KANSAS STATE ESPNU 7:00 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 19 at Kansas ESPN Noon
Wed. Feb. 23 at Texas Tech TBD
Sat. Feb. 26 TEXAS Big 12 Network 11:30am/2 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 2 at Iowa State TBD
Sat. Mar. 5 NEBRASKA TBD
Wed-Sat Mar. 9-12 **Big 12 Basketball Championships TBD
%-10th Annual Las Vegas Classic (Las Vegas, Nev., Orleans Arena)
^-Big 12/Pac-10 Harwood Series
*-Big 12 Conference
**-Big 12 Championships (Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.)
&-Reliant Stadium (Houston, Texas)
- The biggest non-conference tests will be on the road against Georgia and defending Ivy League champion Harvard. The Buffs will also face Oregon State in Boulder as part of the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series.
- CU will be a part of at least five nationally televised contests. The Buffaloes travel to Kansas State (Jan. 12) on ESPNU; at Nebraska (Jan. 18) on ESPN2; host both Texas A&M (Feb. 9) and Kansas State (Feb. 12) on ESPNU; and at Kansas (Feb. 19) on ESPN.
- Colorado has their longest streak of consecutive home games in 13 years in non-conference play, facing Texas-Pan American, Oregon State, CSU, The Citadel, and Longwood.
Hopefully, this year will be the start of a new era for Buffaloes basketball.
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