Men's basketball 2012-13 schedule released
Published: Sunday, September 23, 2012
Updated: Monday, November 5, 2012 19:11
The men’s basketball team has yet to officially release its schedule for the 2012-13 season, but its opponents have done so.
This is what the men’s basketball schedule looks like, according to the folks at UB Bull Run:
Among the notable games: The Bulls start off with a home game versus Princeton on Nov. 10. The Tigers are coming off a 20-11 season in which they finished third in the Ivy League.
The Bulls then travel to Tallahassee to play Florida State as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament.
Buffalo will once again play its Big Four rivals, Canisius and St. Bonaventure, on the road and Niagara at home. The Bulls also continue their home-and-home series with Temple, as Buffalo hosts the Owls on Nov. 28.
During the holiday break, the Bulls will have two challenges on the road: Pullman, Wash. on Dec. 21 to take on Washington State, and Tulsa, Okla. on Jan. 2 to take on Tulsa.
The game in Oklahoma will be the last before the Bulls make a run for their first ever Mid-American Conference title and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, as they start conference play at home versus Miami Ohio.
This year, the MAC schedule is different in that the first 11 games will be mixed between MAC East and West foes – a change to help balance out the schedules.
Buffalo will once again be a part of ESPN Bracketbusters, and this year the game will be at home. The opponent will be named at a later date, as will the time of the game.
UB’s home finale will be played on senior night against reigning MAC champ Ohio. The Bulls will finish off the regular season on the road against Bowling Green. The non-conference portion of the schedule is due to change, as Buffalo may add another game to fill out the schedule – possibly a home matchup during the holiday break.
Buffalo looks to improve in 2013 after a stellar 2011-12 campaign, in which the Bulls went 20-11 and ended up in the Collegeinsider.com Postseason Tournament for the second straight year.