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The 2013-14 Colorado women's basketball team.
Women's Basketball Announces 2013-14 Schedule
Release: September 10, 2013
By: Troy Andre, Assistant SID
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BOULDER - The 2013-14 University of Colorado women’s basketball schedule features 16 regular season home dates and 12 games against teams that participated in postseason events a year ago, head coach Linda Lappe announced on Tuesday.

In addition, the Pac-12 Conference announced Colorado would be featured on the Pac-12 Networks 15 times during the regular season, a school record number for television appearances in one campaign.

“It's such an exciting opportunity to have 15 games on the Pac-12 Network,” Lappe said. “We are excited for that exposure.”

Colorado appeared on a program-best 13 national and regional telecasts in 2012-13, a figure that also included three postseason contests. Entering this season, the Buffaloes have tipped off on 112 national or regional telecasts since the Fall of 2001.

After a home exhibition game against the Colorado School of Mines on Saturday, Nov. 2 (7 p.m.), Colorado officially kicks off its 40th season of varsity women’s basketball at Colorado State on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. It will be the first time since 2007 that the Buffaloes have started the season on the road, and the first time CSU has served as the Buffaloes’ opening opponent since 1979-80.

Colorado’s home opener, and the first of seven nonconference games at the Coors Events Center, takes place against Alcorn State on Friday, Nov. 15 (7 p.m.). The Buffaloes’ first Pac-12 Network contest will be played Wednesday, Nov. 20, as the Buffaloes host perennial Big Ten Conference power Iowa, with an 8:30 p.m. tip. The Hawkeyes were 21-13 in 2012-13, advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Following a road contest at New Mexico on Saturday, Nov. 23 (2 p.m.), the Buffaloes host their 27th consecutive Thanksgiving weekend tournament. Tabbed the Omni Hotels Classic for the fifth time, Colorado welcomes Rice, Samford and South Alabama to Boulder, Nov. 29-30. CU will take on South Alabama in the first round on Friday (7:30 p.m.) while Rice and Samford will clash in the opener (5 p.m.). The consolation (5 p.m.) and championship (7:30 p.m.) games follow on Saturday.

Colorado finishes the nonconference schedule with a challenging five-game stretch. The Buffaloes play back-to-back games against 2013 Postseason WNIT teams, first visiting Wyoming on Wednesday, Dec. 4 (7 p.m.) in Laramie and then by hosting Illinois out of the Big Ten on Saturday, Dec. 7. The Saturday tilt against Illinois will be a double-header day as the men’s basketball team hosts Kansas at 1:15 p.m. followed by the women’s game against the Illini at 5 p.m.

After a home contest with Denver on Thursday, Dec. 12 (7 p.m.), and a break for finals, the Buffaloes travel to play 2013 NCAA runner up Louisville on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. MT. Unranked Colorado pulled off a 70-66 upset of the Cardinals, ranked No. 8 at the time, in Boulder on Dec. 14, 2012. Colorado returns home after the holidays to host Southern Utah on Sunday, Dec. 29 (2 p.m.) in a final tune up for Pac-12 play.

“We will be challenged,” Lappe noted of her team’s nonconference schedule. “Quite a few of these games will help prepare us for conference play.”

Fourteen of Colorado’s 18 conference games will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks, including eight of nine at home. All home games, and conference road games, not televised on the Pac-12 Networks, will be available online through Colorado’s Pac-12 video player.

The Buffaloes’ Pac-12 schedule once again features home-and-home series with seven schools, and one-game battles with four others. Colorado will host Pac-12 co-champions California and Stanford, but will not return to the Bay Area this season. The Buffaloes will play at Oregon and Oregon State this year, while those two teams do not travel to Boulder.

Colorado’s previous one-game series rotation involved the Washington and Los Angeles area schools. The Buffaloes will play home-and-home sessions with those four programs for the first time since joining the Pac-12 in 2011.

Colorado’s Pac-12 schedule is also fairly balanced, alternating two home games one weekend, two road games the next, with one lone exception: a home-and-home series with travel partner Utah at the mid-point of the conference schedule.

Colorado opens its Pac-12 season with the Los Angeles trip, debuting at USC on Friday, Jan. 3 (9 p.m. MT, Pac-12 Network) and at 2013 NCAA participant UCLA on Sunday, Jan. 5 (either 8 or 9 p.m. MT, Pac-12 Network).

The Buffaloes return home to host 2013 NCAA Women’s Final Four participant California on Friday, Jan. 10 (8 p.m.) and turn around to battle defending league co-champion Stanford on Sunday, Jan. 12 (3 p.m.). Both contests are scheduled for the Pac-12 Network.

CU visits the Washington schools for the first time since January 2012, facing Washington State on Friday, Jan. 17, (TBA) and Washington on Sunday, Jan. 19 (5 p.m., Pac-12 Network). The Arizona duo visit Boulder the following weekend, Jan. 24 & 26. The Buffaloes host Arizona on Friday (7 p.m.) and Arizona State on Sunday (1 p.m., Pac-12 Network).

For the second straight season, Colorado faces its travel partner in back-to-back games. The Buffaloes travel to Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Jan. 29 (7 p.m.). Utah then returns to Boulder for a Feb. 2 “Super Bowl Sunday” matchup slated for 12 p.m. at the Coors Events Center. Both Utah games will appear on the Pac-12 Network.

Colorado makes its lone appearance against the Oregon schools, Friday, Feb. 7, at Oregon State (9 p.m., Pac-12 Network) and at Oregon on Sunday, Feb. 9 (TBA).

The Buffaloes finish with four of six at home, beginning with home dates with the Washington opponents, Washington on Friday, Feb. 14 (6:30 p.m. Pac-12 Network) and Washington State on Sunday, Feb. 16 (1 p.m., Pac-12 Network). Colorado travels to Arizona State on Friday, Feb. 21 (TBA) and Arizona on Sunday, Feb. 23 (3 p.m. Pac-12). The Buffaloes wrap up the regular season the same way they began, hosting UCLA on Friday, Feb. 28 (6 p.m. Pac-12) and USC on Sunday, Mar. 2 (12 p.m., Pac-12).

The 2014 Pac-12 Tournament returns to KeyArena in Seattle for the second time, scheduled for March 6-9. Please note that all times and dates remain subject to change.

Colorado returns nine letterwinners and four starters from its 2012-13 team that had its best season in more than a decade, compiling a 25-7 record and advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the 13th time in team history and first since 2004.

2013-14 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME (MST)

TV

 

Saturday, Nov. 2

COLORADO MINES (Exhibition)

BOULDER

7 p.m.

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 12

at Colorado State

Fort Collins, Colo.

7 p.m.

 

 

Friday, Nov. 15

ALCORN STATE

BOULDER

7 p.m.

 

 

Wednesday, Nov. 20

IOWA

BOULDER

8:30 p.m.

P12N

 

Saturday, Nov. 23

at New Mexico

Albuquerque, N.M.

2 p.m.

 

 

Nov. 29-30 &-27th ANNUAL OMNI HOTELS CLASSIC (Rice, Samford, South Alabama)

Friday, Nov. 29

&-Rice vs. Samford

BOULDER

5 p.m.

 

 

 

&-SOUTH ALABAMA

BOULDER

7:30 p.m.

 

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

&-Consolation

BOULDER

5 p.m.

 

 

 

&-Championship

BOULDER

7:30 p.m.

 

 

Wednesday, Dec. 4

at Wyoming

Laramie, Wyo.

7 p.m.

 

 

Saturday, Dec. 7

ILLINOIS

BOULDER

5 p.m.

 

 

Thursday, Dec. 12

DENVER

BOULDER

7 p.m.

 

 

Saturday, Dec. 21

at Louisville

Louisville, Ky.

11 a.m.

 

 

Sunday, Dec. 29

SOUTHERN UTAH

BOULDER

2 p.m.

 

 

Friday, Jan. 3

*at USC

Los Angeles, Calif.

9 p.m.

P12N

 

Sunday, Jan. 5

*at UCLA

Los Angeles, Calif.

8 or 9 p.m.

P12N

 

Friday, Jan. 10

*CALIFORNIA

BOULDER

8 p.m.

P12N

 

Sunday, Jan. 12

*STANFORD

BOULDER

3 p.m.

P12N

 

Friday, Jan. 17

*at Washington State

Pullman, Wash.

TBA

 

 

Sunday, Jan. 19

*at Washington

Seattle, Wash.

5 p.m.

P12N

 

Friday, Jan. 24

*ARIZONA

BOULDER

7 p.m.

 

 

Sunday, Jan. 26

*ARIZONA STATE

BOULDER

1 p.m.

P12N

 

Wednesday, Jan. 29

*at Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

7 p.m.

P12N

 

Sunday, Feb. 2

*UTAH

BOULDER

12 p.m.

P12N

 

Friday, Feb. 7

*at Oregon State

Corvallis, Ore.

9 p.m.

P12N

 

Sunday, Feb. 9

*at Oregon

Eugene, Ore.

TBA

 

 

Friday, Feb. 14

*WASHINGTON

BOULDER

6:30 p.m.

P12N

 

Sunday, Feb. 16

*WASHINGTON STATE

BOULDER

1 p.m.

P12N

 

Friday, Feb. 21

*at Arizona State

Tempe, Ariz.

TBA

 

 

Sunday, Feb. 23

*at Arizona

Tucson, Ariz.

3 p.m.

P12N

 

Friday, Feb. 28

*UCLA

BOULDER

6 p.m.

P12N

 

Sunday, Mar. 2

*USC

BOULDER

12 p.m.

P12N

 

March 6-9

Pac-12 Tournament

Seattle, Wash.

TBA

P12N & ESPN2

 

March 22-25

NCAA 1st & 2nd Rounds

TBA

TBA

ESPN & ESPN2

 

March 20-April 1

NCAA Regionals

TBA

TBA

ESPN & ESPN2

 

April 6 & 8

NCAA Women’s Final Four

Nashville, Tenn.

TBA

ESPN & ESPN2

 

 

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