In recent years, the Colorado women's basketball team has been nearly unbeatable in non-conference games.
The Buffaloes will try to keep that going next season against a slate that lacks marquee opponents at home, but should offer them plenty of challenges.
On Monday, CU officially announced its non-conference schedule for the 2014-15 season.
Coming off a 19-15 effort, the Buffs will play in the preseason NIT, host the Omni Hotels Classic, pay a visit to perennial NCAA Tournament qualifier Iowa and visit former Big 12 Conference rival Missouri.
"We have great balance in our non-conference schedule this year," CU head coach Linda Lappe said in a statement released by the school. "We have some tough games at home, but also two top-notch road games at Iowa and an old Big 12 foe in Missouri."
CU is 32-1 in regular season non-conference games the past three years, including 22-0 at home. The only loss was a 69-62 defeat at No. 7 Louisville on Dec. 21, 2013.
The 2014-15 non-conference schedule includes at least six home games, beginning with the season opener, on Nov. 15 against North Dakota in the first round of the preseason NIT. North Dakota (22-10 last year) is the only NCAA Tournament team from last year scheduled to visit Boulder.
After the first round of the preseason NIT, all games are undetermined, so the Buffs could wind up with more than six home games. CU is guaranteed at least three games in the tournament, and could play as many as four.
In late November, the Buffs will host two games in the Omni Hotels Classic. They will play Missouri State in the first round on Nov. 28, while Colorado State and TCU will play in the other game. On Nov. 29, the winners will match up for the championship, while the losers match up for the consolation.
If the Buffs and CSU don't meet in the Omni Hotels Classic, this will mark the first year since the 1998-99 season that the two rivals won't play each other.
In addition to the NIT and Omni Hotels Classic, the Buffs will have home games against San Jose State, Wyoming and Long Beach State.
The Buffs are also scheduled to play at Denver, Iowa and Missouri. Iowa joins North Dakota as the only NCAA Tournament teams on the CU schedule.
The Dec. 12 date with Missouri will mark the 70th meeting between the two — the most of any series in CU history.
CU wraps up non-conference play with a home date with Long Beach State on Dec. 30 and then jumps into its 18-game Pac-12 schedule.
CU's 2014-15 non-conference schedule
Nov. 15 — NORTH DAKOTA*
Nov. 16-17 — NIT second round*
Nov. 20 — NIT semifinals*
Nov. 23 — NIT championship*
Nov. 25 — at Denver
Nov. 28 — MISSOURI STATE#
Nov. 29 — COLORADO STATE OR TCU#
Dec. 5 — SAN JOSE STATE
Dec. 7 — at Iowa
Dec. 12 — at Missouri
Dec. 21 — WYOMING
Dec. 30 — LONG BEACH STATE
* - Preseason NIT; # - Omni Hotels Classic in Boulder