Is it basketball season yet?

For local college hoops fans, the answer to that question will soon be yes.

With opportunities to add resume-building wins to an NCAA tournament profile, non-conference play can be important for teams looking to make it to the big postseason stage.

Before this year's college basketball season ventures into 2014, there will be a handful of games involving local teams that should grab the interest of hoops fans throughout the state of Utah.

Here's a look at the most intriguing matchups for BYU, Utah, Utah State, UVU, Southern Utah and Weber State during the non-conference slate.

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