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Buffalo Bulls Men’s Basketball releases non-conference schedule

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Buffalo Bulls Men’s Basketball have released yet another strenuous non-conference schedule. The 2017-18 season will feature trips to basketball strongholds Syracuse and Texas A&M and unlike last year will have a decent amount of home games before the Bulls open conference play.

2017 Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule

Date Opponent H/A Notes
Date Opponent H/A Notes
3-Nov Daemen Home Exhibition Game
11-Nov Canisius Home
15-Nov Jacksonville St. Home
20-Nov Cincinnati Neutral Cayman Islands Classic
21-Nov TBA Neutral Cayman Islands Classic
22-Nov TBA Neutral Cayman Islands Classic
29-Nov Niagara Away
2-Dec St. Bonaventure Home
6-Dec Delaware Away
9-Dec Central Penn Home Division II Opponent
16-Dec Robert Morris Home
19-Dec Syracuse Away
21-Dec Texas A&M Away
28-Dec NJIT Home

Observations

I’m already a much bigger fan of this schedule compared to last year because there’s more home, especially since most of them are coming after the Cayman Islands Classic.

It appears that the Big 4 classic is no more and definitely only returned because Buffalo held a round of NCAA Tournament games last season. The good news is the Bulls will get two of the games on home court as opposed to none last season.

Although I’m not a fan of scheduling Division II Central Penn, it seems like it can’t be avoided for mid-major and minor conferences these days. If you want more home games, chances are you’ll have to schedule outside of the division. But, let’s be honest, this game probably isn’t that different than playing a bottom-feeder like Coppin State.

Poll

How do you like this year’s non-conference schedule?

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  • 44%
    Love it
    (36 votes)
  • 45%
    Good enough
    (37 votes)
  • 6%
    Meh
    (5 votes)
  • 3%
    I hate it, Nate Oats is bad and should feel bad
    (3 votes)
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