NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 25: Michael Carter-Williams #1 of the Syracuse Orange brings the ball up court against Chasson Randle #5 of the Stanford Cardinal at the 2011 Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden on November 25, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
It looks like the 2012-2013 Syracuse Orange basketball non-conference schedule is complete with the official announcement that SU will host the Cent. Connecticut St. Blue Devils on December 31st...New Year's Eve (we already knew it but now we know it-know it).
Howie Dickenman is in his 17th season as the head coach at his alma mater. A former assistant at Connecticut, Dickenman guided the Blue Devils to a 13-16 overall record and a 10-8 mark in the Northeast Conference.
Central Conn. went to the NCAA Tournament in 2000, 2002 and 2007 but hasn't been back since.
The only non-con games left to announce are the three "first-round" games in the Gotham Classic. There's also that Drexel match-up that Bruiser Flint said was happening, so either he was wrong or that is one of those three games.
So here's where the schedule sits...
- November 1st - Pace (exhibition)
- November 4th - Bloomburg (exhibition)
- November 9th - San Diego State (@ USS Midway)
- November 18th - Wagner
- November 21st - Princeton
- November 25th - Colgate
- November 30th - @Arkansas
- December 3rd - Eastern Michigan
- December 6th - Long Beach State
- December 8th - Monmouth
- TBD - Three unknown Gotham Classic opponents in Carrier Dome (likely 2nd and 3rd week in Dec. Drexel possibly among them)
- December 22nd - Temple @MSG
- December 31st - Central Conn. State