DU Men’s Hoops finalizes challenging 2017-18 schedule

Denver men’s hoops announced their schedule today and it promises some big challenges for the Pioneers as Rodney Billups moves into year two of his tenure as head coach. The team has scheduled 28 games, fewer than normal due to IUPUI’s hasty exit from the Summit League.

The early highlights include a trip to Boulder to renew the DU-CU basketball rivalry. The 3-game Florida Gulf Coast Shootout in Fort Meyers against FGCU, St. Francis, and Navy over three days will give DU fans a quick read on this year’s squad. Then, there will be some great regional action with a pair of games at Magness Arena against Air Force and Wyoming along with an always challenging bus trip to the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Then, in mid-December, the Pioneers board a quick flight to Palo Alto to take on the Pac-12’s Stanford Cardinal.

Denver’s first Summit League game is against a tough South Dakota team in Vermillion, S.D. on 12/30/17. The Pioneers have 5 of their first 6 games on the road so Denver will have to use their non-conference schedule to jell and gain confidence. League play ends with 4 out of 5 games at Magness arena.

The 2017-2018 hoops schedule looks like this:

Date Opponent / Event Arena Time / Result Media
11/12/17 vs.UC Irvine UC Irvine Denver, Colo. 4:00 p.m. MT MORE
11/14/17 atColorado Colorado Boulder, Colo. TBA MORE
11/16/17 vs.Johnson & Wales Johnson & Wales Denver, Colo. 5:00 p.m. MT MORE
Homewood Suites FGCU Shootout
11/24/17 atFlorida Gulf Coast Florida Gulf Coast Fort Myers, Fla. 5:00 p.m. MT MORE
11/25/17 vs.St. Francis Brooklyn St. Francis Brooklyn Fort Myers, Fla. 2:00 p.m. MT MORE
11/26/17 vs.Navy Navy Fort Myers, Fla. 10:00 a.m. MT MORE
11/29/17 vs.Wyoming Wyoming Denver, Colo. 7:00 p.m. MT MORE
12/02/17 vs.Air Force Air Force Denver, Colo. 1:00 p.m. MT MORE
12/05/17 vs.San Jose State San Jose State Denver, Colo. 7:00 p.m. MT MORE
12/09/17 vs.USC Upstate USC Upstate Denver, Colo. 1:00 p.m. MT MORE
12/13/17 atNorthern Colorado Northern Colorado Greeley, Colo. 7:00 p.m. MT MORE
12/15/17 atStanford Stanford Palo Alto, Calif. TBA MORE
12/18/17 atMontana State Montana State Bozeman, Mont. 7:00 p.m. MT MORE
12/28/17 vs.Colorado Mesa Colorado Mesa Denver, Colo. 7:00 p.m. MT MORE
12/30/17 atSouth Dakota South Dakota * Vermillion, S.D. TBA MORE
01/06/18 vs.Fort Wayne Fort Wayne * Denver, Colo. 1:00 p.m. MT MORE
01/11/18 atNorth Dakota State North Dakota State * Fargo, N.D. 6:00 p.m. MT MORE
01/13/18 atSouth Dakota St. South Dakota St. * Brookings, S.D. 1:00 p.m. MT MORE
01/18/18 atOmaha Omaha * Omaha, Neb. 6:30 p.m. MT MORE
01/20/18 atOral Roberts Oral Roberts * Tulsa, Okla. 6:00 p.m. MT MORE
01/25/18 vs.Western Illinois Western Illinois * Denver, Colo. 7:00 p.m. MT MORE
01/27/18 vs.South Dakota South Dakota * Denver, Colo. 4:00 p.m. MT MORE
02/03/18 atFort Wayne Fort Wayne * Fort Wayne, Ind. 12:00 p.m. MT MORE
02/08/18 vs.South Dakota St. South Dakota St. * Denver, Colo. 7:00 p.m. MT MORE
02/10/18 vs.North Dakota State North Dakota State * Denver, Colo. 1:00 p.m. MT MORE
02/14/18 vs.Oral Roberts Oral Roberts * Denver, Colo. 7:00 p.m. MT MORE
02/18/18 vs.Omaha Omaha * Denver, Colo. 1:00 p.m. MT MORE
02/24/18 atWestern Illinois Western Illinois * Macomb, Ill. TBA MOR

The 6 week winter break starts mid-November and classes resume January 3rd. During that time, five games will be played at Magness Arena (Wyoming, Air Force, San Jose State, USC Upstate and Mesa State) and six games on the road.

As usual, the Summit League conference championships will be held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.