Friday, September 30, 2016
UAlbany Sports Information
ALBANY, N.Y. – The UAlbany men’s basketball team has announced its non-conference schedule for the 2016-17 season, including 15 games before the start of America East play.
Among UAlbany’s 15 non-conference games include the annual Albany Cup against Siena, which will be played for the first time ever in the SEFCU Arena on November 27th. It is also the first time UAlbany will host Siena on campus since 1976. That contest is one of 14 total home games at the SEFCU Arena in the 2016-17 regular season, including non-conference and America East matchups.
The non-conference slate also includes four games in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Tip-Off Classic, three contests against 2016 NCAA Tournament participants and eight matchups against in-state opponents. UAlbany will play games in five different states, including Texas and Ohio, in this season’s non-league play.
“I am excited about the challenging non-conference schedule we have in place, we open the season playing two major level schools on the road and have three major level schools on the schedule,” said UAlbany head coach Will Brown. “We will be playing in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tipoff at Mohegan Sun which is a tremendous event. We are also looking forward to our local rivalry game with Siena which will be played on our home court, in front of our fans, in the SEFCU Arena. This schedule will challenge us early and often and will more than prepare us for America East Conference play.”
2016-17 UAlbany Men's Basketball Non-Conference Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time (ET) Hall of Fame Tip Off-Classic - Campus Sites 11/11 @ Penn State University Park, Pa. 7 p.m. 11/14 @ Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio 7 p.m. 11/16 Oneonta Albany, N.Y. 8 p.m. Hall of Fame Tip Off-Classic - Springfield Bracket 11/19 vs. Grand Canyon Uncasville, Conn. 8 p.m. 11/20 vs. Brown Uncasville, Conn. 8 p.m. 11/27 Siena (Albany Cup) Albany, N.Y. 7 p.m. 11/30 Holy Cross Albany, N.Y. 7 p.m. 12/3 @ Yale New Haven, Conn. 2 p.m. 12/7 Marist Albany, N.Y. 7 p.m. 12/10 @ Colgate Hamilton, N.Y. 2 p.m. 12/12 @ Canisius Buffalo, N.Y. TBA 12/17 St. Francis Brooklyn Albany, N.Y. 7 p.m. 12/20 @ SMU Dallas, Texas 8 p.m. 12/30 @ Columbia New York, N.Y. TBA 1/2 Cornell Albany, N.Y. 7 p.m.
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