A guaranteed nine appearances on national and regional television, match-ups with seven NCAA Tournament teams and three NIT participants from a year ago, and 15 regular-season home games highlight the 2000-01 University of Utah men's basketball schedule.
The Utes are scheduled to make two appearances on ABC, three on ESPN, one on ESPN2 and three on ESPN Regional Television. Their nine network television appearances are the most among Mountain West Conference teams. ABC will broadcast Utah's home game with UNLV on Jan. 13 to a regional audience at 1:30 p.m. (MST). Utah's battle with Louisville of Conference USA on Feb. 17 at the Huntsman Center is tentatively set to be televised nationally by ABC at 11 a.m. (MST).
Utah will make four appearances on ESPN's nationally televised "Big Monday."
ESPN Regional Television will show three Utah games on Saturdays at 1 p.m. (MST) as part of the Mountain West Conference "Game of the Week" package. The Utes' games at Wyoming on Jan. 20, against Brigham Young on Feb. 24 and at New Mexico on March 3 will be televised by ESPN Regional and shown in the Salt Lake market on KJZZ-TV. Ten additional Ute games, including six conference contests, will also be shown on KJZZ-TV.
2000-01 SCHEDULE: Nov. 2 vs. California All-Stars, 7 p.m.; Nov. 8 vs. Foreign Team, 7 p.m.; Nov. 17 vs. Idaho State, 7 p.m.; Nov. 23-25 at Puerto Rico Shootout (Utah, American Univ. of Puerto Rico, Georgia, Indiana State, Memphis, Miami of Ohio, Old Dominion, Stanford); Nov. 28 vs. Cardinal Stritch, 7 p.m.; Dec. 2 at John Wooden Classic (Anaheim) — Utah vs. Southern California, 2 p.m.; Dec. 6 at Utah State, 7 p.m.; Dec. 9 vs. Weber State, 7 p.m.; Dec. 16 vs. Washington State, 7 p.m.; Dec. 19 at Pepperdine; Dec. 22 vs. Southern Utah, 7 p.m.; Dec. 26 vs. Concordia (Calif.), 7 p.m.; Dec. 30 at Texas, 6 p.m.; Jan. 3 vs. Long Beach State, 7 p.m.; Jan. 8 vs. Wyoming, 10 p.m.; Jan. 13 vs. UNLV, 7 p.m.; Jan. 15 vs. San Diego State, 7 p.m.; Jan. 20 at Wyoming, 1 p.m.; Jan. 22 at Colorado State, 7 p.m.; Jan. 29 at Brigham Young, 10 p.m.; Feb. 3 vs. Air Force, 7 p.m.; Feb. 5 vs. New Mexico, 7 p.m.; Feb. 10 at San Diego State, 8 p.m.; Feb. 12 at UNLV, 10 p.m.; Feb. 17 vs. Louisville, 11 a.m.; Feb. 19 vs. Colorado State, 10 p.m.; Feb. 24 vs. Brigham Young, 1 p.m.; March 1 at Air Force, 7:30 p.m.; March 3 at New Mexico, 1 p.m.; March 8-10 at Mountain West Conference Tournament (Las Vegas).