FAIRFIELD, Conn. – With the regular season less than four months away, the Sacred Heart men's basketball program has unveiled its non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2019-20 season. The schedule features 13 games leading up to the start of Northeast Conference play in January, including three home matchups at the Pitt Center.
After opening up the season on the road at BIG EAST member Providence on Nov. 5, the Pioneers will travel to Storrs, Conn. to take on UConn on Nov. 8. SHU will then travel to take on Binghamton on Nov. 16, before returning to the Pitt Center for its home-opener vs. Brown on Nov. 19. T
he Pioneers will close November with three contests at the Bobcats Invitational, hosted by Quinnipiac University from Nov. 22-24. SHU will open the invitational vs. Presbyterian on Nov. 22, followed by taking on Albany on Nov. 23. The Pioneers will close the invitational vs. tournament host Quinnipiac on Nov. 24.
The Pioneers will return to the Pitt Center on Dec. 1 for a matchup with Pine Manor, before embarking on a four-game road trip. The trip will begin Dec. 4 at UMass Lowell, followed by traveling to take on in-state foe Hartford on Dec. 8 before a six-day layoff for final exams.
After exams, the Pioneers will travel to Orlando, Fla. for a matchup with Central Florida on Dec. 15. It will be the first time in program-history that the Pioneers will take on the Knights. SHU will close its non-conference slate with a contest at Holy Cross on Dec. 22, followed by hosting Lafayette on Dec. 29 prior to beginning NEC-play.