The UC Irvine men's basketball team will face eight opponents that competed in postseason tournaments last season, including NCAA participants UNLV, Southern Miss and Long Beach State.
The schedule also includes a home game against LSU on Dec. 18, the home opener against Nevada on Nov. 10, and road dates at UCLA (Nov. 13), USC (Dec. 20), Pepperdine (Sept. 24) and Fresno State (Dec. 15).
UCI, with five starters and 10 players back under third-year coach Russell Turner, will also visit UNLV on Nov. 28. It's UCI's first clash with its former Big West Conference rival since 1997.
The Anteaters' home game against new Big West Conference member Hawaii on Jan. 9 will be televised nationally on ESPNU.
Nevada reached the NIT quarterfinals last season.
Weber State, which plays host to UCI on Dec. 8, played in the CollegeInsider.com postseason tournament last season, as did Big West foes UC Santa Barbara and Cal State Fullerton.