The Atlantic 10 Conference announced its men’s basketball slate today, further solidifying the Billikens’ 2017-18 season schedule.
The Billikens’ 18-game A-10 slate features three home games against the A-10’s NCAA Tournament qualifiers from a season ago – Rhode Island (Jan. 9), VCU (Jan. 23) and Dayton (Jan. 27).
Previously, the Billikens’ nonconference schedule was released. Game times, additional television designations and the Billikens’ exhibition opponent on Nov. 4 will be released at a later date.
The complete schedule is available here and is pasted below (as of Sept. 6).
Here are some notes on the conference schedule:
— The Billikens play home-and-away matchups against Dayton, Duquesne, La Salle, Richmond and St. Bonaventure.
— For the second year in a row, A-10 play will begin prior to New Year’s as the Billikens open on the road on Saturday, Dec. 30, against La Salle.
— The Billikens open A-10 play with a two-game roadswing and will play three of their first five away from Chaifetz Arena.
— The A-10 home opener is slated for Saturday, Jan. 6, against Richmond. Rhode Island, last season’s A-10 tournament champion, visits Chaifetz Arena Tuesday, Jan. 9, in a game nationally televised on CBS Sports Network.
— SLU head coach Travis Ford returns to UMass, where he served as head coach from 2005-08, for the first time on Saturday, Jan. 20.
— The Billikens host a pair of NCAA Tournament qualifiers in back-to-back games in late January, hosting VCU Tuesday, Jan. 23, and Dayton Saturday, Jan. 27. Both games will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network.
— All Billiken home games in the months of February and March will be played on Saturdays.
— SLU’s bye week falls the week of Feb. 12 prior to the last quarter of the league schedule.
— The Billikens are on the road for three of their final five games. SLU concludes the regular season at Chaifetz Arena on Saturday, March 3, hosting St. Bonaventure.
The 2018 Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Basketball Championship will be held March 7-11, 2018, at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Saint Louis Men’s Basketball 2017-18 Schedule
As of Sept. 6, 2017
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Saturday, Nov. 4 – TBA (exh.)
Friday, Nov. 10 – Seattle
Monday, Nov. 13 – Rockhurst
Thursday, Nov. 16 – vs. Virginia Tech (New York City / Madison Square Garden)
Friday, Nov. 17 – vs. Providence or Washington (New York City / Madison Square Garden)
Wednesday, Nov. 22 – Detroit Mercy
Tuesday, Nov. 28 – Western Michigan
Saturday, Dec. 2 – at Butler (Indianapolis, Ind. / Hinkle Fieldhouse)
Wednesday, Dec. 6 – Southern Illinois
Saturday, Dec. 9 – Houston
Tuesday, Dec. 12 – Murray State
Saturday, Dec. 16 – at Oregon State (Portland, Ore. / Moda Center)
Tuesday, Dec. 19 – Campbell
Friday, Dec. 22 – Southeast Missouri State
Saturday, Dec. 30 – at La Salle
Wednesday, Jan. 3 – at Davidson
Saturday, Jan. 6 – Richmond
Tuesday, Jan. 9 – Rhode Island
Saturday, Jan. 13 – at George Mason
Wednesday, Jan. 17 – Duquesne
Saturday, Jan. 20 – at Massachusetts
Tuesday, Jan. 23 – VCU
Saturday, Jan. 27 – Dayton
Wednesday, Jan. 31 – at Saint Joseph’s
Saturday, Feb. 3 – Fordham
Wednesday, Feb. 7 – at St. Bonaventure
Saturday, Feb. 10 – La Salle
Saturday, Feb. 17 – at Richmond
Tuesday, Feb. 20 – at Dayton
Saturday, Feb. 24 – George Washington
Wednesday, Feb. 28 – at Duquesne
Saturday, March 3 – St. Bonaventure