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Men's Basketball Announces 2011-12 Schedule
Senior guard Chris De La Rosa
The UMBC menís basketball team opens its 2011-12 season by hosting perennial Ivy League contender Penn at the RAC Arena on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
The Retrievers will also host local rivals Loyola (Md.) on Nov. 17 and Morgan State on Dec. 14. The other home date for UMBC before America East Conference play begins is on Dec. 17, when the Retrievers will entertain Rider.
In a quick turnaround after the opener, the Retrievers will travel to Jamaica, N.Y., to take on 2011 NCAA participant St. Johnís on Sunday, Nov. 13. UMBC plays additional road games in November at VMI (Nov. 19), Central Connecticut State (Nov. 22) and Rutgers (Nov. 28).
UMBC concludes its five-game road swing with local clashes at American (Dec. 1) and Towson (Dec. 10). They finish the December slate with a first-time match-up at tradition-rich Indiana (Dec. 22) and return a home-and-home agreement at Niagara on Dec. 28.
The Retrievers open America East Conference play on Monday, Jan. 2 when they travel to New Hampshire. UMBC will host Albany in the home league lid-lifter on Thursday, Jan. 5.
UMBC Athletics will celebrate its Hall of Fame Day on Saturday, Feb. 4 as the men will welcome Maine for a 3:30 p.m. contest.
All nine America East squads will compete in an ESPNU Bracketbuster game on Saturday, Feb. 18.
The America East Tournament will once again be held at the University of Hartfordís Chase Family Arena in West Hartford, Conn. The first round, quarterfinals and semifinals will be held from Thursday, March 1-Sunday, March 4 and the championship game will be played at the site of the highest remaining seed on Saturday, March 10.
Fri. 4 College of New Jersey (Exhibition) 7:30 p.m.; Fri. 11 Penn 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 13 at St. Johnís 2:00; Thur. 17 Loyola (Md.) 7:00; Sat. 19 at VMI 1:00; Tue. 22 at Central Connecticut St. 7:00; Mon. 28 at Rutgers 7:30
Thur. 1 at American 7:30; Sat. 10 at Towson TBD; Wed. 14 Morgan State 7:00; Sat. 17 Rider 7:00; Thur. 22 at Indiana TBA; Wed 28 at Niagara 7:00
Mon. 2 at New Hampshire* TBD; Thu. 5 Albany* 7:00; Sat. 7 at Maine* TBD; Wed. 11 Stony Brook 7:00; Tue.17 at Hartford*; TBD; Thur. 19 Binghamton* 7:00; Sun. 22 Vermont* 1:00; Wed. 25 at Boston U.* TBD
Wed. 1 at Albany* TBD; Sat. 4 Maine* (Hall of Fame Day) 3:30; Tue. 7 Hartford* 7:00; Thur. 9 at Stony Brook* TBD; Sun. 12 New Hampshire* 1:00; Wed. 15 at Binghamton* 7:00; Sat. 18 at ESPNU Bracket Buster TBD; Wed. 22 Boston U.* 7:00; Sat. 25 at Vermont TBD
Fri. 2-Sun. 4 America East Conference Tournament (U. Hartford), TBD; Sat. 10 America East Championship Game, TBD