SOUTH ORANGE – Seton Hall officially released its 2012-13 men’s basketball non-conference schedule on Thursday. The Pirates will play 13 non-conference games with seven home dates at the Prudential Center and one at Walsh Gym.
“We think this is a challenging schedule that will well-prepare us for when the BIG EAST games start after the holidays,” said Head Coach Kevin Willard. “We’re happy to be able to play 17 games in our building this year in front of our loyal fan base.”
The first four games of Seton Hall’s season will be part of the 2012 Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament. The first two games will be held at Seton Hall, while the second two will be at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The Pirates will open the 2012 regular season with the University of Missouri at Kansas City on Friday, Nov. 9, in Walsh Gym. It will mark the first regular season game held at Walsh since defeating Norfolk State, 97-87, on Dec. 4, 2000. Three days later, Seton Hall will host the aforementioned Norfolk State in the season’s first game at the Prudential Center on Monday, Nov. 12.
Continuing play at the 2012 Tip-Off Tournament, Seton Hall will face Washington at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, November 17, and play the winner of the game between Rhode Island and Ohio State on Sunday, Nov. 18.
Additional Seton Hall home games include Maine on Wednesday, Nov. 21, Saint Peter’s on Sunday, Nov. 25, NJIT on Tuesday, Dec. 4, North Carolina A&T on Saturday, Dec. 15, Longwood on Wednesday, Dec. 19 and Stony Brook on Friday, Dec. 28.
Seton Hall will take to the road on Thursday, Nov. 29, when they face LSU as part of the 2012 SEC/BIG EAST Challenge. The Pirates are 1-1 all-time in the event with a 71-62 loss to Arkansas in Louisville in 2010 and an 81-59 victory over Auburn at the Prudential Center last season.
Additional road contests include Wake Forest on Saturday, Dec. 8 and Long Island University on Saturday, Dec. 22 at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Complete times, television and radio information, as well as BIG EAST Conference opponent information will be announced at a later date.
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