Josh Verlin (@jmverlin)
Saint Joseph’s released their 2012-13 schedule on Thursday, along with the release of the official Atlantic 10 conference schedule.
Though the school has yet to release a full television schedule or list of game times, they already have six national television appearances, including during two Big 5 matchups (Villanova and Penn).
The non-conference highlight includes an appearance in the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, which opens with a home game against Yale before a four-team tournament at the brand-new Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Hawks are one of four host schools for the CvC tournament, along with with Florida State, Notre Dame and Brigham Young–each of whom won at least one game in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
Also of note on the non-conference slate is a Tuesday night matchup with Ivy powerhouse Harvard, a Dec. 11 Big 5 opener against Villanova and a New Years Eve matchup with a Drexel squad with a lot to prove after a 62-49 SJU victory at Hagan last season.
The Atlantic 10 slate, which CoBL will preview in full as the season approaches, kicks off on Jan. 5 with a visit from Butler, one of two new programs in the league along with Virginia Commonwealth; the Hawks are the only team in the city to have both the Bulldogs and Rams come to town this season.
St. Joseph’s 2012-13 Men’s Basketball Schedule
(All game times TBA unless otherwise noted, all home games at Hagan Arena unless otherwise noted; *=Atlantic 10 Conference game):
Mon November 12 vs. Yale (19-10, 9-5 Ivy) (C v C Classic)
Fri November 16 @ C v C Classic (Barclays Center)
Sat November 17 @ C v C Classic (Barclays Center)
Tue November 20 vs. Harvard (26-5, 12-2 Ivy)
Wed November 28 vs. American (20-12, 10-4 Patriot)
Sat December 1 @ Creighton (29-6, 14-4 Missouri Valley)
Tue December 4 @ Coppin State (14-16, 9-7 MEAC)
Tue December 11 @ Villanova (13-19, 5-13 Big East) (ESPN-U)
Sat December 22 vs. Fairfield (22-15, 12-6 Metro Atlantic)
Fri December 28 vs. Iona (25-8, 15-3 Metro Atlantic)
Mon December 31 @ Drexel (29-7, 16-2 Colonial)
Sat January 5 @ Morgan State (9-20, 6-10 MEAC)
*Wed January 9 vs. Butler
*Sat January 12 @ Duquesne
*Thu January 17 @ Virginia Commonwealth (CBS SN)
Sat January 19 vs. Penn (Palestra, ESPN2/U)
*Wed January 23 vs. St. Bonaventure
*Sat January 26 vs. Xavier (CBS SN)
*Wed January 30 @ Fordham
*Sat February 2 vs. Temple CBS SN
*Wed February 6 @ Dayton
*Sat February 9 @ Massachusetts (ESPN2)
*Wed February 13 vs. Richmond
*Sat February 16 @ La Salle (Palestra, A-10 TV)
*Sat February 23 vs. George Washington
*Wed February 27 @ Saint Louis (CBS SN)
*Sat March 2 vs. Fordham
*Wed March 6 vs. Rhode Island
*Sat March 9 @ Charlotte