The Canisius College men's basketball team will play at the University at Buffalo and will host St. Bonaventure University in nonconference games this season.
Canisius released its nonconference schedule Wednesday. The Golden Griffins will host St. Bonaventure on Nov. 23 at the Koessler Athletic Center (2 p.m.), and will play UB on Dec. 18 at Alumni Arena (7 p.m.).
St. Bonaventure leads the all-time series against Canisius, 101-66, and defeated the Griffs 70-55 last November at the Reilly Center. Canisius leads the all-time series against UB 32-19, but UB beat Canisius 87-72 last December at the Koessler Athletic Center.
The Griffs, who finished 15-17 and 11-7 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in 2018-19, open the season Nov. 9 at Brown in Providence, R.I. Canisius' nonconference schedule also includes a game Dec. 30 against Pittsburgh of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the first meeting between the Panthers and the Griffs since Dec. 20, 1978, when Canisius defeated Pittsburgh, 87-83.
The Griffs will play in the Boca Raton (Fla.) Beach Classic on Dec. 1-2. Canisius is part of the four-team Naismith Bracket that also includes Hofstra, Mercer and Holy Cross.
Canisius' announcement also confirms another date on UB's nonconference schedule. The Bulls will play Harvard on Nov. 16 in the James Naismith Classic in Toronto, will open the Charleston (S.C.) Classic on Nov. 21 against UConn, then will host the Golden Griffins on Dec. 18.
Canisius men's basketball nonconference schedule:
- Nov. 9 at Brown, TBA
- Nov. 13 at Albany, 7 p.m.
- Nov. 16 vs. Bucknell, 7 p.m.
- Nov. 23 vs. St. Bonaventure, 2 p.m.
- Nov. 26 at UIC, TBA
- Dec. 1-2 at Boca Raton (Fla.) Classic, TBA
- Dec. 4 at FAU, TBA
- Dec. 14 vs. Holy Cross, 2 p.m.
- Dec. 18 at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
- Dec. 30 at Pittsburgh, TBA