New Haven, Conn.- The Albertus Magnus College men's basketball team and eleventh-year head coach Mitch Oliver has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2017-18 season. The Falcons are coming off a campaign in which they finished with 23 victories and won their seventh GNAC Championship after defeating Lasell College, 101-83.
This winter season, the Falcons will take to the court 24 times, with 16 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) matches and 12 tilts in front of their crowd at "The Nest" inside the newly refurbished Cosgrove Marcus Messer Athletic Center.
The Falcons will kick off the regular season with a road game against Swarthmore (11/18) following two intense home tilts against WPI on Saturday Nov. 25 (3 p.m.) and Babson on Wednesday Nov. 29 (7 p.m.).
The Falcons will open the month of December with a home contest against new GNAC competitor Regis (Mass.) on Saturday Dec. 2 (3 p.m.) following three road matches against Keene State (12/5), Mitchell (12/7), and Norwich (12/9). The Falcons wrap up the month by welcoming New Jersey City for a non-conference clash on Saturday Dec. 16 (3 p.m.)
Following the holiday break, Albertus Magnus re-opens play with two GNAC tilts against Suffolk on Saturday Jan. 6 (1 p.m.) and Mount Ida Tuesday Dec. 9 (7 p.m.). The Falcons then will hit the road for four straight matches at Rivier (1/11), Emmanuel (Mass.) (1/13), Middlebury (1/16), and Mount Ida (1/18).
The Falcons will return home for a GNAC showdown against Lasell on Saturday Jan. 20 (3 p.m.) before traveling north to take on Anna Maria (1/23). Two days later, Albertus Magnus hits the road again to take on Regis (Mass.) for a second time this season. The following Saturday Jan. 27, Albertus Magnus finishes the first month of the year with a GNAC clash against Emmanuel (Mass.).
During the final month of the regular season, Albertus Magnus hits the road to take on Suffolk (2/1) and Johnson & Wales (2/17). In February, the team hosts Norwich (2/3), Johnson & Wales (2/6), Saint Joseph's Maine (2/10) and SUNY Canton (2/13). Prior to the clash with the Kangaroos, Albertus Magnus will honor the senior class for their contributions to the program.