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From Shanghai to Orlando, Stanford is a frequent flyer

 

For the fifth straight year, every regular-season Stanford men's basketball game will be televised as the Pac-12 Conference announced the league's schedule along with game times and television information for the entire season on Thursday.

All 30 of the Cardinal’s regular-season games will be televised nationally, including nine appearances on the ESPN family of networks, four on FS1, and 17 on the Pac-12 Networks.

Select games on the Pac-12 Networks may air on one of the networks’ regional channels, however will be available to a national audience online through Pac-12.com and through the Pac-12 Now app.

In all, Stanford's 2016-17 schedule features 15 home games, as many as 19 contests against NCAA Tournament opponents from last season, along with a trip to Shanghai, China to play in the Pac-12 China game against Harvard on Nov. 11.

After opening the Jerod Haase era more than 6,000 miles away from the Stanford campus in Shanghai, the Cardinal will host three games in six days at Maples Pavilion against Cal State Northridge (Nov. 15), Weber State (Nov. 17), and Colorado State (Nov. 20).

Later in November, Stanford will compete in the Advocare Invitational at the HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, where it will open play against 2016 NCAA Sweet 16 participant Miami on Thanksgiving (Nov. 24).

Also among the eight-team field are four 2016 NCAA Tournament participants Gonzaga, Iowa State, Seton Hall and the Hurricanes.

Road trips to Kansas (Dec. 3, 12:30 p.m. PT on ESPN) and SMU (Dec. 19, 6 p.m. on ESPN2) highlight a strong nonconference road schedule.

Stanford opens the Pac-12 slate at home against the Arizona schools, beginning with a Dec. 30 contest against Arizona State.

After playing just one New Year’s Day game in the first 100 years of the program (1938), Stanford will play its second straight contest on Jan. 1 when the Cardinal hosts Arizona at 5 p.m. Last season, Stanford defeated No. 21 Utah (70-68) in an overtime thriller on New Year’s Day at Maples Pavilion.

The Cardinal’s first Pac-12 road trip finds it in Los Angeles for games against USC (Jan. 5) and UCLA (Jan. 8). It will be the first trip to Los Angeles in two years after not making the trip to southern California for the first time in more than 60 years last season.

Washington State (Jan. 12) and Washington (Jan. 14) will make their first trip to Stanford in two years in the middle of January.

The Cardinal will close the month in Berkeley against rival California on Jan. 29 in a Sunday matchup (5:30 p.m. PT) on ESPNU.

Visits from Colorado (Feb. 2) and Utah (Feb. 4) open the February slate and begin a stretch of five home contests in a seven-game span.

FS1 will televise a Friday night (7 p.m. PT) contest between Stanford and California at Maples Pavilion on Feb. 17, followed by visits from Oregon State (Feb. 22) and Oregon (Feb. 25).

The Cardinal will host the Ducks on Senior Day at Maples for the second time in the past three seasons. Oregon edged Stanford, 73-70, on March 1, 2015.

Stanford will close the regular season at Colorado (March 2) and Utah (March 4), before heading to Las Vegas for the Pac-12 Tournament (March 8-11) at the new T-Mobile Arena.

— Stanford Athletics

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