August 11, 2010

13 Home Games Highlight 2010-11 Yale Men’s Basketball Schedule

Bulldogs Open Season Vs. Quinnipiac At Connecticut 6 Classic

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The 2010-11 Yale men's basketball schedule will have a familiar look. Twelve of the 14 non-Ivy League games will come against opponents the Bulldogs have played at least once in the last four years. The philosophy in determining the schedule also remains the same.

"Our scheduling philosophy has not changed at all in this my 12th season at the helm," said James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men's Basketball. "We want to challenge ourselves so we're prepared for Ivy League competition. Planning a challenging schedule will help expose weaknesses that we can work on before we begin Ivy play."

Thirteen of Yale's 28 games will be played in the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater where the Bulldogs have won nearly 65 percent of their games in Jones' tenure. Yale will face teams from the Big East, ACC, Big Ten, Pac 10, NEC, America East and the Patriot League in addition to the challenging Ivy slate.

The 116th season of Yale men's basketball kicks off against Quinnipiac on Nov. 13 in the second Connecticut 6 Classic at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The Bulldogs then face three challenging road games – Providence on Nov. 15, Boston College on Nov. 18 and Illinois on Nov. 23. Yale's home opener is against Army on Nov. 27. Ivy League play begins with a home-and-home series against Brown. The teams meet in Providence on Jan. 15 followed a week later by a matchup in Lee Amphitheater. The regular season concludes on Mar. 5 with a trip to three-time defending Ivy champion Cornell.

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Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity