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Canisius, Niagara release 2019-20 men’s basketball schedules

Patrick Beilein will make his debut as head coach of the Niagara University men’s basketball team on Nov. 8, and the Battle of the Bridge will close the regular season for Canisius College and Niagara.

Canisius and Niagara released their regular-season schedules on Friday, which includes the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedules for both teams. The Purple Eagles will host the Golden Griffins in a conference game Feb. 12 at the Gallagher Center, and the Griffs will host the Purple Eagles at 7 p.m. March 6 at the Koessler Athletic Center in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Ten days after Niagara opens at Drexel University, the Purple Eagles will open their home schedule against Bryant University on Nov. 18 at the Gallagher Center. The Purple Eagles will play Dec. 18 at St. Bonaventure University and Dec. 21 at Buffalo. Niagara’s schedule also includes games Nov. 10 at Rutgers University and Dec. 28 at Syracuse University.

Canisius will open the regular season Nov. 9 against Brown University, and host St. Bonaventure at 2 p.m. Nov. 23 and play at UB at 7 p.m. Dec. 18. The Griffs open their MAAC schedule at 7 p.m. Jan. 3 against Manhattan College and at 2 p.m. Jan. 5 against Fairfield University, with both games at the Koessler Athletic Center.

The MAAC Tournament is scheduled for March 10-14 at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. The winner of the MAAC Tournament receives an automatic bid to the 2020 NCAA Tournament.

2019-20 Canisius men’s basketball regular-season 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 vs. Mercer, Boca Raton, Fla., noon
Dec. 2 vs. Hofstra or Holy Cross, TBA
Dec 4 at FAU
Dec. 14 vs. Holy Cross, 2 p.m.
Dec. 18 at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Dec. 30 at Pittsburgh, TBA
Jan. 3 vs. Manhattan, 7 p.m.
Jan. 5 vs. Fairfield, 2 p.m.
Jan. 10 at Monmouth, TBA
Jan. 12 at Saint Peter’s, TBA
Jan. 17 vs. Siena, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19 vs. Rider, 2 p.m.
Jan. 24 at Iona, TBA
Jan. 26 at Fairfield, TBA
Jan. 31 vs. Quinnipiac, 7 p.m.
Feb. 2 vs. Marist, 2 p.m.
Feb. 7 at Rider, TBA
Feb. 9 at Siena, TBA
Feb. 12 at Niagara, TBA
Feb. 14 vs. Monmouth, 7 p.m.
Feb. 21 at Quinnipiac, TBA
Feb. 23 at Manhattan, TBA
Feb. 27 vs. Iona, 7 p.m.
Feb. 29 vs. Saint Peter’s, 2 p.m.
March 4 at Marist, TBA
March 6 vs. Niagara, 7 p.m.

2019-20 Niagara men’s basketball regular-season schedule

Nov. 8 at Drexel
Nov. 10 at Rutgers
Nov. 13 at Stephen F. Austin
Nov. 18 vs. Bryant
Nov. 27 at IPFW
Dec. 1 at Norfolk State
Dec. 8 vs. Colgate
Dec. 14 at Albany
Dec. 18 at St. Bonaventure
Dec. 21 at Buffalo
Dec. 28 at Syracuse
Jan. 3 vs. Fairfield
Jan. 5 vs Manhattan
Jan. 10 at Quinnipiac
Jan. 12 at Iona
Jan. 17 vs. Rider
Jan. 19 vs. Siena
Jan. 24 at Monmouth
Jan. 26 at Saint Peter’s
Jan. 31 vs. Marist
Feb. 2 vs. Quinnipiac
Feb. 7 at Manhattan
Feb. 9 at Rider
Feb. 12 vs. Canisius
Feb. 16 vs. Monmouth
Feb. 21 vs. Fairfield
Feb. 23 at Marist
Feb. 27 vs Saint Peter’s
Feb. 29 vs. Iona
March 4 at Siena
March 6 at Canisius

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