Provo • BYU’s 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule is now complete.
Almost a week after the Cougars released their non-conference schedule for the upcoming season, the West Coast Conference on Tuesday released the conference schedule, which has BYU opening league play on Dec. 28 at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles.
That’s a day after BYU’s football team is scheduled to play in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco (Dec. 27), if the Cougars are bowl eligible and not invited to play in a BCS game.
With the addition of Pacific, the WCC will feature 10 teams for the first time in its history, and the schedule will cover a 10-week span and consist of a double round-robin format.
Perhaps the most glaring aspect of the schedule for BYU is that it will play four straight road games from Jan. 16 to Jan. 25 and will go 20 days between home games (Jan. 11 vs. LMU to Feb. 1 vs. Pacific).
The Cougars have developed rivalries with Saint Mary’s and Gonzaga in their first two years in the league.
They play at Gonzaga on Jan. 25 and host the Zags on Feb. 20. BYU plays host to SMC on Feb. 1 and travels to Moraga to play the Gaels on Feb. 15.
The 2014 WCC basketball championships will take place from March 6-11 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
BYU men’s basketball schedule
Oct. 26 -- Colorado College (exhibition)
Nov. 2 -- Alaska-Anchorage (exhibition)
Nov. 8 -- Weber State
Nov. 11 -- at Stanford
Nov. 14 -- vs. TBA, CBE Hall of Fame Classic, Provo
Nov. 16 -- vs. TBA, CBE Hall of Fame Classic, Provo
Nov. 20 -- Iowa State
Nov. 25 -- vs. Texas at Kansas City, Missouri
Nov. 26 -- vs. DePaul or Wichita State at Kansas City, Missouri
Nov. 30 -- vs. Utah State at Salt Lake City
Dec. 3 -- North Texas
Dec. 7 -- vs. UMass at Springfield, Mass.
Dec. 11 -- Prairie View A&M
Dec. 14 -- at Utah
Dec. 21 -- at Oregon
Dec. 28 -- at Loyola Marymount
Dec. 30 -- at Pepperdine
Jan. 4 -- vs. San Diego
Jan. 9 -- vs. Pepperdine
Jan. 11 -- vs. Loyola Marymount
Jan. 16 -- at San Francisco
Jan. 18 -- at Santa Clara
Jan. 23 -- at Portland
Jan. 25 -- at Gonzaga
Jan. 30 -- vs. Pacific
Feb. 1 -- vs. Saint Mary’s
Feb. 6 -- vs. Santa Clara
Feb. 8 -- vs. San Francisco
Feb. 13 -- at Pacific
Feb. 15 -- at Saint Mary’s
Feb. 20 -- Gonzaga
Feb. 22 -- Portland
March 1 -- at San Diego
March 6-11 -- at West Coast Conference Tournament, Las Vegas