UC Men’s Basketball Schedule Released – Several Huge Opportunities for Gary Clark and Co. 

On Thursday, the AAC released the season schedules for the 2016-2017 men’s basketball season. This is the final year the basketball team will play inside Fifth Third Arena before renovations begin.

This season will feature 25 nationally televised games and 12 games against teams who made it to the NCAA Tournament last year. Notable games include a possible matchup against Duke at the beginning of the year and Xavier at home in January.

Marquee road games include grudge matches against Iowa State and at Butler.

    Cupcake City Baby

  • Nov. 2:​Bellarmine (exhibition)
  • Nov. 11: ​Brown
  • Nov. 14:​Albany
  • Nov. 19:​Rhode Island
    Real Non-Conference Challenges

  • Nov. 20: ​Championship Game: vs. Duke or Penn State [National Opportunity Game]
  • Nov. 20:​Third-Place Game: vs. Duke or Penn State
  • Nov. 23:​Samford
  • Nov. 26:​Lipscomb
  • Dec. 1:​at Iowa State [Marquee Road Game]
  • Dec. 4:​Bowling Green
  • Dec. 10:​at Butler [Marquee Road Game]
  • Dec. 13:​Texas Southern
  • Dec. 17:​Fairleigh Dickinson
  • Dec. 22:​Marshall
    Conference Play Begins

  • Dec. 28:​at Temple
  • Jan. 1:​​Tulane
  • Jan. 7:​​at Houston
  • Jan. 12 ​SMU
  • Jan. 15: ​at East Carolina
  • Jan. 18:​Temple
  • Jan. 21: ​at Tulane
  • Jan. 26:​Xavier [National Opportunity Game]
  • Jan. 29:​USF
  • Feb. 1:​​at Tulsa
  • Feb. 4:​UConn
  • Feb. 8:​UCF
  • Feb. 12:​at SMU
  • Feb. 15:​at USF
  • Feb. 18:​Tulsa
  • Feb. 23:​Memphis
  • Feb. 26:​at UCF
  • Mar. 2:​Houston
  • Mar. 5:​at UConn

Then, maybe the Bearcats will engage in post-season play that lasts into the first couple of weeks in April? Fingers crossed…

By Andy Smith

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