On Thursday, the Pac-12 Conference released the basketball weekly pairings for the 2017-2018 season, as a first look into who and when the Beavers will play this upcoming campaign. While no specific dates/times will be set until TV contracts are finalized, obvious match-ups that will be circled by Beaver Nation are Civil War match-ups in early and late January with the Ducks and meetings with potential top-ten teams in Arizona and USC.
Upon first look, the Beavers will not be taking a road trip during the 2017-2018 campaign to Colorado or Utah, as one of the unique scheduling quirks within the twelve-team conference. In the same regard, Oregon State will not host California or Stanford, but will travel to both Berkeley and Palo Alto. The Beavers will play the other four group of pairings (eight teams in total) in both home and away contests.
The full pairings for Oregon State can be found below, courtesy of the Pac-12 website.
2017-18 PAC-12 CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL WEEKLY PAIRINGS (Wednesday-Sunday)
Colorado/Utah at Oregon/Oregon State (Dec. 27-31)
Oregon at Oregon State (Jan. 3-7)
Oregon/Oregon State at Arizona/Arizona State (Jan. 10-14)
UCLA/USC at Oregon/Oregon State (Jan. 17-21)
Oregon State at Oregon (Jan. 24-28)
Oregon/Oregon State at California/Stanford (Jan. 31-Feb. 4)
Washington/Washington State at Oregon/Oregon State (Feb. 7-11)
Oregon/Oregon State at UCLA/USC (Feb. 14-18)
Arizona/Arizona State at Oregon/Oregon State (Feb. 21-25)
Oregon/Oregon State at Washington/Washington State (Feb. 28-Mar. 3)
This glimpse into how Oregon State’s conference schedule will shake up only begins to fill in the program’s 2017-2018 schedule even more, as the Beavers have already added a host of non-conference clashes with Saint Louis, Southern Utah and Wyoming. Oregon State has also agreed to play in the 2017 AdvoCare Invitational, which will feature a field of Long Beach State, Marist, Missouri, Nebraska, St. John’s, UCF and West Virginia.
Coming off last season’s 5-27 outing, head coach Wayne Tinkle will be hoping that the 2017-2018 season is a memorable campaign for the Beavers for all the right reasons. However, to relive some bright spots from last year, check out our “Top 5 Individual Performances of the 2016-2017 season”.