The Utah men’s basketball crew will host Maine on Nov. eight, launching what trainer Larry Krystkowiak classified a “grueling” nonconference schedule in 2018–19, the college introduced Thursday.
The Utes’ marquee video games already have been publicized, together with domestic video games vs. Tulsa and Nevada, highway video games with Minnesota and Kentucky and a assembly with BYU at Vivint Smart Home Arena within the Beehive Classic.
“I believe our program is at a place where we are up for the challenge and we are very motivated to play a grueling nonconference schedule,” Krystkowiak mentioned in a information unlock.
The Pac-12 schedule, but to be introduced, will start Jan. 2.
The greatest takeaways from Thursday’s information have been the season-opening opponent and date and the pairings of the Wooden Legacy, scheduled Nov. 22-25 at Fullerton, Calif. The Utes will open the eight-team match towards Hawaii, then face Grand Canyon or Seton Hall in the second one spherical. Potential combatants within the ultimate spherical come with Fresno State, La Salle, Miami and Northwestern.
The different notable construction is the absence of Missouri, which visited the Huntsman Center ultimate November to start a scheduled home-and-home collection. The go back recreation will driven again to the 2019–20 season, Ute assistant trainer Andy Hill informed ESPN 700, bringing up “logistical things.”
Utah’s schedule is balanced, with regards to having its high-profile combatants interspersed from Nov. 12 (at Minnesota) to Dec. 29 (Nevada). In addition to Maine, Tulsa and Nevada, Utah’s domestic combatants come with Mississippi Valley State, Florida A&M and Northern Arizona.
The Utes, coming off a 23–12 season that incorporated an 11–7 document within the Pac−12, will meet College Idaho in an exhibition recreation on Nov. 1.