Colorado-CSU basketball is set to mark the longest non-“regular season” conference game in NCAA history.
In addition to the game’s official title, the NCAA announced Thursday the game will mark the 10th longest nonconference game since the NCAA adopted the “playoffs” system in 1996.
The longest nonseason meeting between the two teams occurred during the 2010-11 season when CSU won 81-77 in Denver, marking the first non-NCAA tournament game in the program’s history.
The game will also mark the second longest nongame ever for CSU.
The program played three straight non-consecutive games between 2000-03, and in 2011-12, the Rams played the final five minutes of a 78-71 win over Oklahoma State.