CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Head coach Bill Herrion and the University of New Hampshire men's basketball program announced its 2011-12 schedule Wednesday afternoon.
The Wildcats tip off the season playing three of their first games at home, kicking off the action against Suffolk University (Nov. 11), followed by matchups against Loyola (Nov. 20) and Dartmouth (Nov. 30). The 'Cats play one contest on the road in the month of November, squaring off against Boston College (Nov. 14) at Conte Forum.
New Hampshire wraps up its non-conference schedule with a pair of home contests against Sacred Heart (Dec. 29) and Colgate (Dec. 31).
The Wildcats ring in the New Year with another contest at Lundholm Gymnasium, opening their conference slate against the University of Maryland Baltimore County (Jan. 2). The squad then hits the road to play four of its next six games on the road, starting with a pair of away games against Hartford (Jan. 5) and Albany (Jan. 11). New Hampshire follows up with two road contests versus Stony Brook (Jan. 16) and Binghamton (Jan. 22). Along the way the 'Cats host a pair of games against defending conference champion Boston University (Jan. 19) and rival Maine (Jan. 15).
UNH concludes the month of January against Vermont (Jan. 29), before kicking off a three-game homestand versus Hartford (Feb. 1), Stony Brook (Feb. 6) and Albany (Feb. 9). The 'Cats then hit the road for a pair of road contests against UMBC (Feb. 12) and Boston University (Feb. 15).
The Wildcats conclude the regular season hosting two of their last three games at Lundholm Gymnasium. The Wildcats will take a break from the America East schedule Feb. 18 when they take part in the ninth annual ESPN BracketBusters event for the third consecutive year. Matchups for the BracketBuster will be set at the beginning of February. UNH finishes the year with a road contest against Maine (Feb. 22) and a home game versus Binghamton (Feb. 26).
The America East Championship will be at the Chase Arena and hosted by the University of Hartford for the third straight year. The tournament takes place March 1-4, with the title game being played at the home of the higher seed March 10.