Sept. 26, 2007
Baltimore, Md. - Contests against seven postseason teams from a season ago highlight the 2007-08 men's basketball schedule released today by Greyhounds head coach Jimmy Patsos. Included are visits to three venues cited by college basketball experts as among the top places to watch college basketball.
In addition to the 13 non-conference dates previously announced, the 18 MAAC games have been added to the schedule. The conference slate begins Friday, December 7, at Iona and concludes Sunday, March 2 at Marist. Highlighted home dates are the home conference opener on Sunday, December 9, when the Greyhounds host Manhattan; Thursday, January 24, when preseason favorite Siena visits Reitz Arena; and Sunday, February 10, when NCAA Tournament participant Niagara makes its annual trip to Baltimore.
Among the non-conference contests already released are visits to The Palestra in Philadelphia for the inaugural Philly Classic (Nov. 23-24), Illinois' Assembly Hall (Dec. 28) and Phog Allen Fieldhouse for a meeting with Kansas (Jan. 8). All three of those venues were cited last season among the lists of favorite atmospheres to view a game by ESPN.com college basketball analysts Andy Katz, Jay Bilas, Fran Frischilla and Doug Gottlieb.
A complete list of television appearances will be released at a later date. Last year, 11 of Loyola's 31 contests ended up being televised nationally or regionally.
The first opportunity to see the 2007-08 Greyhounds comes Friday, November 2, when Loyola hosts Villa Julie in an exhibition. Tip time is scheduled for 7 o'clock.
The complete 2007-08 Loyola men's basketball schedule:
Nov. 27:00 p.m.Villa Julie (Exhibition)Nov. 97:00 p.m.at TowsonNov. 1112:00 p.m.PennsylvaniaNov. 13TBAAmericanNov. 18TBAVermontNov. 20TBAat Seton HallNov. 2312:00 p.m.vs. HowardNov. 2412/2 p.m.vs. Drexel/Robert MorrisDec. 1TBAat Mount St. Mary'sDec. 77:30 p.m.at IonaDec. 912:00 p.m.ManhattanDec. 22TBAat DaytonDec. 289:00 p.m.at IllinoisJan. 47:00 p.m.FairfieldJan. 612:00 p.m.IonaJan. 88:00 p.m.at KansasJan. 117:30 p.m.at FairfieldJan. 134:00 p.m.at RiderJan. 177:00 p.m.MaristJan. 192:00 p.m.at Saint Peter'sJan. 247:00 p.m.SienaJan. 264:00 p.m.at ManhattanJan. 297:00 p.m.at New Jersey InstituteFeb. 17:00 p.m.at NiagaraFeb. 32:00 p.m.at CanisiusFeb. 77:00 p.m.Saint Peter'sFeb. 10TBANiagaraFeb. 161:00 p.m.at SienaFeb. 187:00 p.m.RiderFeb. 23TBABracketBustersFeb. 287:00 p.m.CanisiusMar. 24:00 p.m.at MaristMar. 7-10TBAMAAC Championship at Albany, N.Y.