|Manhattan Reveals Menís Basketball Full Schedule|
29-Game Slate Features 11 Home Dates and Two Neutral Court Games at Barclays Center & Verizon Center
Manhattan travels to reigning Ivy League champion Harvard on Nov. 16 before returning to Riverdale for the home opener against Hofstra on Nov. 21. The Jaspers begin a three-game road series on Nov. 24 at Dayton, a 2012 National Invitation Tournament participant. The 105th "Battle of the Bronx" against archrival Fordham is set for Nov. 29 at Rose Hill Gym. Manhattan's next stop is Washington, D.C., on Dec. 2 for a meeting with George Washington at the 20,282-seat Verizon Center as part of the 17th Annual BB&T Classic.
MAAC competition begins on Dec. 7 with the Jaspers headed to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to square off with Marist. Manhattan hosts Siena on Dec. 9 before embarking on four straight non-conference games all to be played in New York City. The Jaspers play the first two games in Brooklyn beginning on Dec. 16 at two-time defending Northeast Conference champion Long Island. Manhattan's next contest is against Southeast Conference (SEC) member South Carolina on Dec. 22 at the Barclays Center, the new home of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets franchise.
The Jaspers' next destination is only a few subway stops away when they head Columbia on Dec. 29, the second Ivy League opponent of the year. Stony Brook, the 2012 America East runner-up, comes to Draddy Gymnasium on New Year's Day for a return contest of the programs' 2011 ESPN BracketBuster meeting.
Manhattan is on the road for its first two contests of 2013. The Jaspers return to MAAC action at Saint Peter's (Jan. 4) and Iona (Jan. 6), completing Manhattan's extremely ambitious stretch of playing 11 of the first 14 regular-season games away from home.
Rider (Jan. 10) and Marist (Jan. 13) visit Riverdale before Manhattan makes the Western New York conference swing. The Jaspers are in Buffalo on Jan. 17 visiting Canisius, and then two days later Manhattan heads to Niagara (Jan. 19).
Manhattan hosts defending conference champion Loyola on Jan. 25 for one last contest at Draddy Gymnasium before the Greyhounds bolt for the Patriot League. Only three points, including a buzzer beater, was the difference in Manhattan's two meetings with Loyola last year.
The Jaspers return road games at Rider (Jan. 27) and Siena (Feb. 1) to complete those regular-season MAAC series. Manhattan then enjoys a 15-day stretch when it plays four of five games at home. Saint Peter's (Feb. 3) and Canisius (Feb. 7) make their stops in Riverdale before the Jaspers take the short trip to Fairfield (Feb. 9).
Local MAAC rival Iona visits Manhattan on Feb. 15, which is followed by the Jaspers' home meeting with Niagara on Feb. 17. The Jaspers will be on the road for the 2013 ESPN BracketBuster, an annual event that runs Feb. 22-24. It will be the 10th straight year Manhattan has participated in the event. The Jaspers will be assigned an opponent a few weeks prior to the contest.
Manhattan hosts Fairfield on March 1 for Senior Night. The Jaspers wrap up the regular-season on March 3 in Baltimore at Loyola.
The 2013 MAAC Basketball Championships will be held at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. from March 8 - 11. For more information on the MAAC Tournament visit MAACachussetts.com.