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August 30, 2013WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. - Under the direction of third-year head coach King Rice, the Monmouth University men's basketball program will begin competition in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) in 2013-14. The league office released the 2013-14 conference schedule for its 11 member institutions on Thursday afternoon.
The Hawks will kick off their inaugural campaign in the MAAC with a home game versus in-state rival Rider University on Thursday, Dec. 5, before heading to 2013 MAAC Tournament finalist Manhattan on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Monmouth returns home after the New Year to host Siena on Thursday, Jan. 2 and fellow MAAC newcomer Quinnipiac on Saturday, Jan. 4. The Blue and White then embark on a three-game road swing which takes them to upstate New York for games at defending regular season champion Niagara (Friday, Jan. 10) and Canisius (Sunday, Jan. 12), before traveling to Quinnipiac on Thursday, Jan. 16.
The Hawks entertain Canisius on Sunday, Jan. 19 in the MAC, followed by a home contest with Fairfield on Thursday, Jan. 23.
MU heads across the state to battle Rider on Sunday, Jan. 26, and travels to Marist (Thursday, Jan. 30), before hosting defending champion Iona on Monday, February 3.
The Blue and White start their second three-game league road trip on Friday, Feb. 7 when the Hawks travel to Fairfield, before heading to New Jersey rival Saint Peter's (Sunday, Feb. 9) and Iona (Friday, Feb. 14).
MU's next four MAAC games are all home tilts, as the Hawks host Marist (Sunday, Feb. 16), Manhattan (Wednesday, Feb. 19), Saint Peter's (Saturday, Feb. 22) and Niagara (Friday, Feb. 28), before rounding out their slate with a road game at Siena on Sunday, Mar. 2.
The full 2013-14 MAAC television broadcast schedule will be announced on Sept. 11 as part of the MAAC's "2013-14 Preseason Hoops Show."
For the third straight and final season, the MAAC Championship will be held at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. from March 6-10.
Date Opponent Location Time (ET) Results Media
Fri, Nov 08 Hofstra at Hempstead, N.Y. (Mack Sports Complex) TBA
Tue, Nov 12 Penn the MAC - West Long Branch, N.J. TBA
Mon, Nov 18 Seton Hall at Newark, N.J. TBA
Barclays Center Classic pres. by Continental Tire
Fri, Nov 22 St. John's at Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena) TBA
Tue, Nov 26 Penn State at University Park, Pa. (Bryce Jordan Center) TBA
Fri, Nov 29 Mississippi Valley State the MAC - West Long Branch, N.J. TBA
Sat, Nov 30 Longwood/North Carolina A&T the MAC - West Long Branch, N.J. TBA
Thu, Dec 05 Rider * the MAC - West Long Branch, N.J. TBA
Sun, Dec 08 Manhattan * at Riverdale, N.Y. TBA
Tue, Dec 10 St. Francis Brooklyn at Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. (Pope Center) TBA
Sat, Dec 14 Binghamton the MAC - West Long Branch, N.J. TBA
Sat, Dec 21 Fordham the MAC - West Long Branch, N.J. TBA
Mon, Dec 30 Wagner the MAC - West Long Branch, N.J. TBA
Thu, Jan 02 Siena * the MAC - West Long Branch, N.J. TBA
Sat, Jan 04 Quinnipiac * the MAC - West Long Branch, N.J. TBA
Fri, Jan 10 Niagara * at Niagara University, N.Y. TBA
Sun, Jan 12 Canisius * at Buffalo, N.Y. TBA
Thu, Jan 16 Quinnipiac * at Hamden, Conn. TBA
Sun, Jan 19 Canisius * the MAC - West Long Branch, N.J. TBA
Thu, Jan 23 Fairfield * the MAC - West Long Branch, N.J. TBA
Sun, Jan 26 Rider * at Lawrenceville, N.J. TBA
Thu, Jan 30 Marist * at Poughkeepsie, N.Y. TBA
Mon, Feb 03 Iona * the MAC - West Long Branch, N.J. TBA
Fri, Feb 07 Fairfield * at Bridgeport, Conn. TBA
Sun, Feb 09 Saint Peter's * at Jersey City, N.J. TBA
Fri, Feb 14 Iona * at New Rochelle, N.Y. TBA
Sun, Feb 16 Marist * the MAC - West Long Branch, N.J. TBA
Wed, Feb 19 Manhattan * the MAC - West Long Branch, N.J. TBA
Sat, Feb 22 Saint Peter's * the MAC - West Long Branch, N.J. TBA
Fri, Feb 28 Niagara * the MAC - West Long Branch, N.J. TBA
Sun, Mar 02 Siena * at Loudonville, N.Y.
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