While times have yet to be finalized, and only one game has a certain TV carrier at this point — the Jimmy V Classic against Georgetown will be televised on ESPN — the opponents were announced Wednesday, and the schedule certainly has the Rick Barnes difficult touch to it, including a possible two matchups with North Carolina, one of which will take place in Austin, the game vs. Georgetown at Madison Square Garden and a date with UCLA at Reliant Stadium in Houston. The slate only has one true road game, a Dec. 22 contest at Michigan State.
Below are the games on the non-conference schedule, released Wednesday.
Nov. 9 — Fresno State
Nov. 12 — COPPIN STATE (EA Sports Maui Invitational Regional Round)
Nov. 19-21 — EA Sports Invitational (Lahaina Civic Center, Maui, Hawaii). Participating Teams: Butler, Chaminade, Illinois, Marquette, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Texas, USC
Nov. 19 — TBA
Nov. 20 — Semifinal Round
Nov. 21 — Championship Round
Nov. 27 — Sam Houston STATE
Dec. 1 — TEXAS ARLINGTON
Dec. 4 — Georgetown (Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.)
Dec. 8 — UCLA (Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
Dec. 15 — TEXAS STATE
Dec. 19 — NORTH CAROLINA
Dec. 22 — AT Michigan State
Dec. 29 — Rice