Jan 19, 2013; Stanford, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal head coach Johnny Dawkins calls out to his players against the California Golden Bears during the second half at Maples Pavilion. The Stanford Cardinal defeated the California Golden Bears 69-59. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

BYU Basketball to Play Stanford as part of ESPN's Hoops Marathon

The Stanford Cardinal released their non-conference schedule today and one of the games on that release was a matchup against BYU on national tv.

Here’s the quote from the Stanford press release:

Three days later (Nov. 11), Stanford hosts BYU as part of ESPN’s 24-hour Tip-Off Marathon. The Cougars are coming of a 24-12 campaign in which they reached the semifinals of the Postseason NIT, falling to eventual champion Baylor at Madison Square Garden. A postseason fixture with 38 total appearances (27 NCAA, 11 NIT), BYU placed third in the WCC last year at 10-6. BYU will be playing its first game at Maples Pavilion since Jan. 4, 1969, one night after the Cougars defeated the Cardinal 95-89 in the first game ever played at the facility.

Exciting matchup for BYU Basketball.  National tv, game out west, name program, and most importantly it’s a winnable game.

Could this also lead to the rumored scheduling agreement with Stanford in football?

Known non-conference games for BYU in the 2013-2014 season:

  • November 9th, Weber State
  • November 11th, @ Stanford
  • November 25th, Texas (CBE Classic)
  • November 26th, Wichita State/DePaul (CBE Classic)
  • November 30th, vs. Utah State (Energy Solutions Arena)
  • December 7th, vs. UMass (Springfield, MA)
  • December 14th @ Utah

Other known games without dates:

  • @ Oregon
  • Iowa State

BYU Basketball should be releasing their entire non-conference schedule within the next two weeks.

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