Oregon State announces 2016-17 basketball schedule

A minimum of 30 Oregon State men’s basketball regular-season games will be televised during the 2016-17 season, the Pac-12 Conference announced Thursday.

The schedule includes 19 games on Pac-12 Network, eight on the ESPN family of networks and three on Fox Sports 1. A non-conference road game at Charlotte is the lone contest that hasn’t been selected yet by a television network.

The season officially begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 when Oregon State hosts Prairie View A&M at Gill Coliseum. The legendary venue in the “Best College Town in the Pac-12” will feature several new enhancements, including a state-of-the -art sound system and cameras being moved to the opposite side to showcase Oregon State’s student section, the OSU BeaverDam.

Pac-12 play begins the final week of 2016 when the Beavers host USC on Wednesday, Dec. 28 and UCLA on Friday, Dec. 30.  After a road trip to Washington and a stop in Eugene, Oregon State returns to Gill Coliseum to face Stanford on Thursday, Jan. 19 and California on Saturday, Jan. 21.

The Arizona schools and Mountain schools will play at Gill in February, before the Beavers end the regular season at home with the Civil War on Saturday, March 4. The games against Arizona (Thursday, Feb. 2) and Oregon will be televised nationally on ESPN or ESPN2.

Oregon State won’t play in Arizona this season, and the Washington schools won’t make the trip to Corvallis as part of the Pac-12’s unbalanced schedule.

The Pac-12 Tournament begins on Wednesday, March 8 in Las Vegas and will be moved to the new T-Mobile Arena. 

Here’s the full release on Oregon State’s non-conference schedule, which includes two games at Moda Center in Portland as part of the Dam City Classic. 

Oregon State is coming off a season in which it reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 26 years. The Beavers went 19-13 overall with wins over seven teams that advanced to the Big Dance. OSU finished in a three-way tie for sixth place in Pac-12 play with a 9-9 mark, its best conference record since 1993.

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