The Pac-10 has released the basketball schedule for next year today. As in the past, the travel partner logistics and men's/women's mirror schedule remains (Stanford travels with Cal and plays team that Cal isn't playing, and if men are home, women are away).
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A few notes about the schedule after the jump.
The Pac-12 begins conference play the final weekend in December, with every team, men's and women's, in the conference playing New Year's Eve (a Saturday).
Stanford basketball begins conference play against USC. Men are home, women are in LA.
No word yet on whether the New Year's Eve game against the Bruins, for both the men and women, will be early afternoon, afternoon (~3PM), or evening games. Note that a decision hasn't been made where the women will play considering that Pauley Pavilion is undergoing a year-long renovation beginning at the end of this April, especially important considering it is the first meeting of the top two conference finishers in 2010-11.
Men are spared a trip to Arizona, but the women must face against the Sun Devils in Tempe the first Thursday in February, a team on the rise.
On the flip side, the men have to travel to Seattle for their only game against the Huskies while the women get a rematch of the very close game from this past year in Maples that featured elbows, slaps, technicals, and more physical play than any Stanford fan had seen in a long time (Jan. 21).
The Utes make their first appearance in Maples Pavilion as a conference opponent Thursday, January 12th, with the Buffs two days later (it's a men's game). That same night, the women will play against Utah in SLC for the second straight year, only this time as conference opponents.
The men travel to the Rockies the weekend of February 23rd, starting in Boulder, with the women hosting the Buffs.
The Cal games are Jan. 28 and Mar. 3 (season closer). The men's schedule is away/home while the women will host the Golden Bears first.
The women close out at home against Utah Feb. 25.