BYU Basketball Releases Non-Conference Schedule For 2020-21 Season
PROVO, Utah – The 2020-21 BYU basketball schedule for non-conference is officially out. Year two of the Mark Pope era for Cougar Hoops will begin Wednesday, November 25th against Westminster in Provo.
The Cougars will then host New Orleans on Thanksgiving in Provo, followed by a home game against Mark Pope’s former team, Utah Valley University on November 28th.
As is the case with anything in 2020, creating the non-conference schedule was a challenge for Pope and the BYU basketball program due to all the moving pieces caused by the novel Coronavirus pandemic.
Teams on the #BYU basketball Schedule just announced by Coach Pope:
– New Orleans
– UCONN or Vandy
– Utah State (road game)
– Boise State (home game)
– Utah (home game)
– SDSU (road game)
– Texas Southern (home game)
– Weber State (Vivint arena)
— Matthew Baiamonte (@baiamontematt) November 12, 2020
One of the biggest tasks was securing a new MTE (Multi-Team Event). BYU was originally scheduled to play in the Junkanoo Jam in the Bahamas. That got canceled putting BYU in the Legends Classic, which has a better field than the Junkanoo MTE offered. The Legends Classic will take place at the Mohegan Sun and will be part of the Bubble at the Mohegan that features numerous MTE’s. BYU will play USC on December 1st and then UConn or Vanderbilt on December 3rd.
November 25 👏 pic.twitter.com/5kd6mlgWZU
— BYU Basketball (@BYUbasketball) September 17, 2020
December continues to be a tough stretch of games highlighted by rival Utah State in Logan on December 5th, Mountain West Conference preseason No. 2 Boise State in Provo on December 9th, and Utah on December 12th.
The Cougars then make a trip to Viejas Arena in California to take on San Diego State on December 18th.
BYU will return home for a game against Texas Southern on December 21st before closing out the non-conference schedule against Weber State at the Vivint Smarthome Arena on December 23rd.
BYU Non-Conference Schedule 2020-21
Nov. 25th – WESTMINSTER
Nov. 26th – NEW ORLEANS
Nov. 28th – UTAH VALLEY
Dec. 1st – vs. USC (Legends Classic at Mohegan Sun)
Dec. 3rd – vs. Vanderbilt -or- UConn (Legends Classic at Mohegan Sun)
Dec. 5th – at Utah State
Dec. 9th – BOISE STATE
Dec. 12th – UTAH
Dec. 18th – at San Diego State
Dec. 21st – TEXAS SOUTHERN
Dec. 23rd – WEBER STATE at Vivint Smart Home Arena
Rest of the BYU Basketball Schedule 2020-21
Dec. 31st – at Pepperdine
Jan. 2nd – at San Diego
Jan. 7th – PACIFIC
Jan. 14th – at Saint Mary’s
Jan. 16th – at USF
Jan. 21st – PORTLAND
Jan. 23rd – PEPPERDINE
Jan. 30th – USF
Feb. 4th – at Portland
Feb. 6th – at Gonzaga
Feb. 11th – SAINT MARY’S
Feb. 13th – SAN DIEGO
Feb. 18th – at Pacific
Feb. 20th – at Loyola Marymount
Feb. 25th – SANTA CLARA
Feb. 27th – GONZAGA
Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m., KSL Newsradio). Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper and the KSL Sports app.
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