September 2, 2012 at 2:16 am #6556
Still think we’ll be headed west to Pitt but wouldn’t mind seeing Fordham shipped elsewhere to avoid any chance of playing them twice. We already have a date with them @ Stabler on 12/4.
Re: OOC Schedule
Despite their press release (first link below) which failes to mention Lehigh, it appears we are, in fact, on the Bryant schedule (seond link below). The Bulldogs come calling on 12/29 – a fact Coach Reed confirmed during our chat at the football home-opener today.
Reed, Assistant Coaches and and players were honored at halftime of the Monmouth game won by LU 27 – 17. Brett proudly display his ring which, like all the player rings, was engraved with the word “Family.” The word was the unanimous choice of the players. Kinda says something about this band of players that many of us who follow the team already knew and admired.
November 9th – 70 days and counting!September 2, 2012 at 3:06 am #6558
I was told today, that Lehigh made a serious play to get St. Joes on the schedule and Martelli agreed but neither could find a compatible date.September 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm #6560
While not a scheduling matter, I thought these previews – while perhaps pointing out the obvious – might be of interest to some.
Joel Welser, collegesportsmadness.com contributor, previews BU (#87) and LU (#76) as members of the Top 100.
LehighSeptember 6, 2012 at 1:33 pm #6606
Pitt has a lot riding on their ability to win two at the NIT Pitt POD.September 11, 2012 at 9:10 pm #6637
Website announced the preseason-NIT. LU apparently seeded fifth and has a good chance to host a pod if we don’t advance to MSG. http://www.lehighsports.com/sports/mbball/lehigh_to_play_in_nit_season_tip-off_.aspx
September 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm #6889
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It’s finally up on the official athletic site. 2012-2013 schedule…… Two trips to Texas? Must have been a mad scramble to get one last no-league game.September 27, 2012 at 3:22 pm #6890
Wow, my assumption with the lack of home games last season was that they were trying to set it up for a bunch of home games in the Sr. year of CJ, Gabe & Holden. Clearly that either wasn’t the intention or it failed.
As you say Jim, the decision makers must have really been in a tough spot to fill out the OOC schedule with a second trip to Texas. That can’t be cheap, and I don’t see UNT paying a gaurantee.September 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm #6891
Four home games – one against a D-III school – is certainly sad. Of course, the number could be six at home should we fail to advance to MSG. But, still not what we wanted or expected. And, yes, Coach Reed did say it was difficult finding quality opponents post the Duke matchup. That said, no one should complain about being selected to play in the prestigious Preseason NIT. There, we’ll have the chance to perhaps go up against Pitt in regional play and, should we advance, the likelihood of playing Michigan, Kansas State or Virginia at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Should we not advance out of the Pittsburgh Pod, we’d undoubtedly host two Consolation Round games at Stabler based on our strong seeding going into the tournament. Our opponents would come from the list of others who also failed to advance to play in New York City. The list of those schools selected to participate in this year’s Preseason NIT are:
Pittsburgh – Robert Morris, Lehigh, and Fordham
Michigan – IUPUI, Cleveland State, Bowling Green
Kansas State – Lamar, North Texas, Alabama-Huntsville
Virginia – Fairfield, Delaware, Penn
For a graphic, click below.
The NIT will not be our only test. So, too, will be our first and last games contested before entering conference play – namely Baylor and VCU. In between, you have – for the most part – the usual assortment of contests against AE, NEC, and A-10 teams. Our full OOC Schedule follows.
Date / Opponent / Conference / 2011-12 Record / Final Pomeroy Ranking
Nov. 9th / @ Baylor / Big 12 / 30-8 / 17
Pre-season NIT (Pittsburgh POD)
Nov. 12th / Robert Morris / NEC / 26-11 / 123
Nov. 13th / Fordham / A10 / 10-19 / 237
Nov. 13th / Pitt / Big East / 22-17 / 63
Should we win both games, we head to New York to play two – the first on November 21st and the second on November 23rd. Otherwise, our Consolation Round games will be played on November 19th and 20th.
Nov. 25th / @ Sacred Heart / AE / 14-18 / 236
Nov. 27th / @ Quinnipiac / AE / 18-14 / 138
Dec. 1st / Fairleigh Dickinson / NEC / 3-26 / 328
Dec. 4th / Fordham / A10 / 10-19 / 237
Dec. 8th / @ St. Francis University / NEC / 6-23 / 307
Dec. 20th / @ North Texas / Sun Belt / 18-14 / 159
Dec. 29th / Bryant / NEC / 2-28 / 333
Jan. 5th / @VCU / CAA / 29-7 / 40
Jan. 8th / Muhlenberg College / D-III / 18-9 / na
Ken Pomeroy’s Strength of Schedule Ranking for OOC Opponents
With games against Robert Morris and Pitt = 180*
With games against Robert Morris and Fordham = 196
* With wins in each game, LU would then play two games at MSG against what we can assume will be top quality opponents. This will have the effect of bettering the 180 average ranking. With a loss in either or both games, LU would then play two additional games (most likely at Stabler) against what we can assume will be equal or lower ranking opponents.
P.S. Last year’s OOC opponent SOS measured 224.October 10, 2012 at 6:03 pm #6999
A very weak home non-conference slate, but some good games overall: Baylor, Robert Morris, Pitt (probably), North Texas (who will be very good this year as they have one of the best players in the country in Tony Mitchell), and VCU.
I think that it is critical that Lehigh advances to MSG in the preseason NIT to bolster their resume and gain more exposure. Pittsburgh may be ripe for the picking as they’re coming off a pretty bad year and are graduating Ashton Gibbs and Nasir Robinson.October 10, 2012 at 7:29 pm #7002
Is anybody on here travelling to any of the OOC games?
I was hoping to go to Pittsburgh, but now it falls on a Monday/Tuesday, so that is out, although I will go to MSG if we get there. Baylor just too far.
Planning on seeing Fordham at Stabler, but skipping Bryant, Muhlenberg and FDU.
Then going to head down to Richmond for the VCU game if I can get a ticket.
If anybody going to the away OOC games, let me know. Would like to hook up pre and post.October 10, 2012 at 9:16 pm #7004
Do you know about this event? A few of us that met you down in Greensboro are attending. As for games, certainly will be at MSG if we get there. At this point, not sure of others in OOC. Maybe home opener, possibly FU, but will give you a heads up as we get closer.
Come meet the 2012-13 Men’s Basketball Team, the defending Patriot League Champions! All alumni, friends, and family are encouraged to attend a tailgate inside of Stabler Arena before the Homecoming Football game against Bucknell on October 20th. There will be plenty of food and drinks for everyone. This is your opportunity to meet other alumni, coaches, and staff, and of course, the players.
Date: October 20, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Kickoff at 12:30 PM vs Bucknell)
Location: Stabler Arena Foyer
Price*: $20 per adult (ages 21 and up)
$15 per child (ages 7-20)
$6 per young child (ages 2-6; cost of game ticket)
*Price covers food and drinks during the pre-game “Meet the Team” event and one football game ticket. Game tickets will be distributed at the event.October 10, 2012 at 9:32 pm #7005
Anyone planning on buying season tickets when they go on sale tomorrow?October 11, 2012 at 1:24 am #7011
Yes. Was going to request Section 4 a few rows up. I know LU65 enjoys it there.
Where is everyone else thinking?October 11, 2012 at 1:36 am #7013
Sec 4 sounds good. Am in for MSG. Dont know yet how many home games I can do . Definite for 10/20.October 11, 2012 at 1:49 am #7014
I’m already a season ticket holder for wrestling so committing to a full home slate of basketball games could be a home wrecker but I intend to get to as many games as possible. Based on the home schedule, I would think only Bucknell may be a tough ticket this year. Would love to meet as many posters as possible though.
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