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An appearance in the San Juan Shootout and 15 regular-season home dates headline the 2006-07 Utah men's basketball schedule announced Tuesday. Game times and television coverage will be announced at a later date.

Utah opens its regular-season schedule against Southern Utah on Friday, Nov. 10. Also visiting the Huntsman Center during the nonconference season will be Colorado on Tuesday, Nov. 21; Rice on Saturday, Nov. 25; Weber State on Wednesday, Nov. 29: Washington State on Saturday, Dec. 2; Cal Poly on Friday, Dec. 15; and Albany on Thursday, Dec. 28.

The Runnin' Utes have nonconference road games at Santa Clara on Saturday, Nov. 18; Utah State on Wednesday, Dec. 6; and Rhode Island on Saturday, Dec. 9.

Utah plays in the San Juan Shootout, Dec. 19-21 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Runnin' Utes face Central Florida in the first round on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Also in the eight-team field are Virginia, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Appalachian State, Tennessee Tech and Puerto Rico-Mayaguez.

Utah opens Mountain West Conference play with three of its first four games on the road, including its opener at UNLV on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

AGGIES' ASSISTANT? James Ware, University of Minnesota's director of basketball operations, will be in Logan today and could accept the job offer as an assistant basketball coach under Utah State's Stew Morrill, the St. Paul Pioneer Press is reporting.