Immediate Release: September 8, 2006
Contact: John Hartrick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
men's basketball releases 12-game non-conference schedule
tournament at New Mexico, game at University of Miami highlight
N.Y. - Binghamton University men's basketball has released its
2006-07 non-conference schedule, which begins with the Nov. 11
season opener at Long Island University. The Bearcats will play
12 games - five at home - before the America East schedule opens
non-conference slate features high-profile games at New Mexico
and University of Miami. The Bearcats will play in the Lobo Invitational
on December 28-29, in New Mexicos 18,018-seat arena known
as The Pit. There, BU will face West Coast Conference
team Pepperdine with a possible matchup against the Lobos in
the championship game.
One week earlier, the team will head to Miami to take on an ACC-member
Hurricanes program that won 18 games in 2005-06. Also on the
trip, the Bearcats will pay a visit to Jacksonville to face North
Other schedule highlights include a tough home test against Mid
American Conference member Akron, who went 23-10 and advanced
to the NIT second round a year ago.
A home-and-home series with LIU and games against in-state foes
Niagara, Cornell and Colgate also dot the schedule.
Weve chosen to compete with two very good programs
on the road: University of Miami and at the University of New
Mexico holiday tournament, head coach Al Walker said. This
extends our tradition of bringing our upperclassmen home to play
in front of family and friends. Duane (James) grew up in Miami
and Gio (Olomo) went to high school in Albuquerque. The remaining
games are our regional opponents, and were especially excited
to add our two close neighbors Cornell and Colgate.
The 16-game America East schedule begins on January 3 and will
feature home-and-home series with each of the eight other
conference members. After hosting the past two America East Championships,
BU will head to Boston University for this years first
three tournament rounds on March 2-4.
America East schedule will be released in late September, once
the conference television schedule is finalized.
31 vs. MANSFIELD (exhib.) (7 p.m.)
Nov. 4 vs. ST. ROSE (exhib.) (1 p.m.)
Nov. 11 @ Long Island (4 p.m.)
Nov. 16 @ Niagara (TBA)
Nov. 20 vs. MT. ST. MARYS (7 p.m.)
Nov. 25 vs. CORNELL (TBA)
Nov. 27@ Colgate (7 p.m.)
Dec. 2 vs. RIDER (1 p.m.)
Dec. 6 vs. AKRON (7 p.m.)
Dec. 15 vs. LONG ISLAND (7 p.m.)
Dec. 18 @ North Florida (TBA)
Dec. 20 @ Univ. Miami (TBA)
Lobo Invitational (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Dec. 28 vs. Pepperdine (10:15 p.m.ET)
Dec. 29 vs. New Mexico/Alcorn St. (8/10:15 p.m.)
The America East schedule will not be released until late September.
The 16-game slate will begin on January 3 and feature a home-and-home
series with each of the eight other members of the conference.
Boston University will host the 2006 America East Championship
on March 2-5.