Complete 2013-14 Manhattan Men's Basketball Schedule Set
2013-14 Manhattan Men's Basketball Schedule
RIVERDALE, N.Y. - The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference released the complete conference schedule on Thursday to finalize Manhattan's 2013-14 men's basketball schedule.
The Jaspers will start the season at La Salle on Satruday, November 9 in Philadelphia. The Explorers reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament last season. It is the second straight season that Manhattan will open up against a team that reached the Sweet 16 in the previous season.
Following a road contest at Columbia on Nov. 12, the Jaspers will meet George Washington in Draddy Gymnasium in the team's home opener. After a trip to Illinois State on Nov. 20, Manhattan will take on Fordham in the annual Battle of the Bronx at Draddy Gym. The Jaspers then take on another local rival, Hofstra, on Long Island on Nov. 30.
The MAAC slate begins on Friday, December 6 when the Jaspers will travel to Marist. Two days later, Monmouth makes its first visit to Draddy Gym since 1995 as the Hawks join the MAAC for the 2013-14 season.
The Jaspers return to the road with games at UNC Wilmington (Dec. 15) and South Carolina (Dec. 17) prior to a game against Buffalo at the Barclays Center on Dec. 21.
After an 11-day holiday break, Manhattan returns to MAAC play at Saint Peter's on January 2. The Jaspers will return home for a Jan. 4 game against Fairfield before playing its first MAAC game against Quinnipiac in Hamden, Conn. on Jan. 9.
Manhattan hosts Marist (Jan. 12) and Siena (Jan. 16) at Draddy Gym before traveling to Fairfield on Jan. 18. The stretch of four of five home games ends with Rider (Jan. 24) and Quinnipiac (Jan. 26) making visits to Riverdale.
The first meeting between Manhattan and Iona, a rematch of last year's MAAC championship game, takes place in New Rochelle on Friday, Jan. 31. Saint Peter's comes to Riverdale on Feb. 3, followed by the western New York swing at Canisius (Feb. 7) and Niagara (Feb. 9). A game at Rider ends the three-game road swing on Feb. 13.
The Jaspers will host Niagara on Feb. 16 before hitting the road to play at Monmouth (Feb. 19) and Siena (Feb. 21). Manhattan's final two games of the regular season will be at home, on Friday, Feb. 28 vs. Iona and Sunday, March 2 against Canisius.
The 2014 MAAC Tournament will take place in Springfield, Mass. for the third consecutive year. The tournament begins on Thursday, March 6.