The Niagara University men's basketball team will open its regular season at home against the University of Buffalo and close at home against Fairfield.
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference released its men's basketball schedules Friday. The Purple Eagles, under coach Chris Casey, open conference play with road games against Marist and Iona the first week of December. The Purple Eagles get arch rival Canisius at home on a Monday night, Jan. 23. The Eagles' non-conference schedule was previously released.