The Niagara and Canisius women's basketball teams will play twice in a two-week span, with the Purple Eagles hosting on Feb. 13 and the Golden Griffins on Feb. 27, according to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedule announced on Thursday.
Both teams kick off the conference slate at home on Jan. 3, with Canisius facing Manhattan and Niagara battling Marist.
MAAC teams play an unbalanced 18-game schedule, playing home-and-homes with eight teams while playing the remaining two only once. This year, the opponents they won’t play home-and-homes with are the same for both local schools — Rider and Siena.
The conference tournament runs from March 7-11 in Albany.