WORCESTER, Mass. – Assumption men's basketball head coach Michael Harding is pleased to release his team's 2017-18 schedule, which features 11 homes games and some tough non-conference opponents.
"I'm looking forward to getting back on the floor this season and opening the season with our exhibition against Holy Cross as it will be a good test for our young team," said Harding. "We have a good core group of returners and with our incoming players we have the ability to compete with every team on our schedule."
The Hounds once again begin their season with an exhibition at Holy Cross on Wednesday Nov. 1 at 7 pm, before opening at the Stonehill Tip-Off Classic against Bloomfield and Dominican on Nov. 10-11. Assumption returns to the friendly confines of Laska Gym for its home-opener against Merrimack on Nov. 15 at 7:30 pm.
Assumption heads on the road for four of its next five contests, with the lone home game against Bentley on Nov. 21. In December, the Hounds host Stonehill (12/5) and Franklin Pierce (12/10) before concluding 2017 at Nyack (12/16) and at Mercy (12/30).
The team begins the New Year by traveling to Adelphi on Jan. 3, before three consecutive home contests, against New Haven (1/6), Pace (1/13) and AIC (1/17). Four more conference games dot January and Assumption opens February on the road against Bentley (2/3). The Hounds play five more games during the month, concluding the regular season with a home game against Southern New Hampshire on Feb. 20. The NE10 Tournament begins with quarterfinal action on Nov. 23.