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Catamount Men's Basketball Schedule Released

Fans can get their first look at the 2013-14 edition of the Catamounts on October 19 when UVM hosts the Catamount Tipoff.
--Courtesy UVM Athletics

The University of Vermont men's basketball team will face opponents from 10 different leagues, seven teams that advanced to the postseason last year and two conference champions in 2013-14.  The complete schedule was released today.

Fans can get their first look at the 2013-14 edition of the Catamounts on October 19 when UVM hosts the Catamount Tipoff.  UVM will play a pair of exhibition games to prepare for the regular season.  Vermont faces Saint Michael's on October 26 and Concordia (Quebec) on November 3.

The regular season gets underway with a pair of home games.  On November 9, Vermont hosts Atlantic-10 opponent St. Joseph's to tip off the season.  The Hawks, who earned an NIT berth last season, make their first visit to Burlington since 1979.  The Catamounts will also face Siena at Patrick Gymnasium on November 12.  UVM has won the last three meetings against Siena by a combined eight points, including last year's season opening victory, 55-53, in Albany on a last second shot by Sandro Carissimo.

Vermont will play the next seven games on the road, starting with a pair of games in Rhode Island.  UVM takes on Bryant University on November 16 and faces Providence on November 18.  Both teams earned postseason bids last year with Bryant playing in the CBI and the Friars earning an NIT berth.

The Catamounts travel to Staten Island to face Wagner for the first time since the 2006-07 season on November 21.

UVM continues the road swing with a matchup at Duke on November 24.  The Blue Devils advanced to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament last season.  The game will mark the third time the two teams have met and first since the 1979-80 campaign.

The Catamounts will travel from Durham, N.C. to San Francisco to compete in the Golden Gate Challenge hosted by the University of San Francisco.  UVM faces Illinois State in its first game of the tournament, then plays the hosts, San Francisco, on November 29 and wraps up the tournament playing recently-added Sonoma State on November 30.

Vermont returns home to host Quinnipiac on December 15 and will play three Ivy League opponents in the final four games of the non-conference slate.  UVM travels to defending Ivy League champion Harvard on December 21 and plays at Dartmouth and at Yale on January 4 and 8, respectively.

The Catamounts begin the America East slate traveling to league newcomer UMass Lowell on December 28.  UVM hosts Albany on January 11 in a rematch of the 2013 America East Championship Game.  The Catamounts and Great Danes will square off again in Albany on February 1.

Vermont's first meeting with defending regular season champion Stony Book will take place on January 24 on Long Island.  The two teams will meet for a second time on February 27 at Patrick Gymnasium on Senior Day.

Following the conclusion of the regular seasons, the 2013 America East Men's and Women's Basketball Championship quarterfinal and semifinal round action will return to Albany's SEFCU Arena for the second straight year on March 7-9. The men's title game will be held on Saturday, March 15 at the site of the highest remaining seed and be nationally televised. The league's full television schedule will be announced at a later date.

The Catamounts finished the 2012-13 campaign with a 21-12 mark and posted their fifth straight 20-win season and 10th in the last 12 years.  Vermont advanced to the America East Championship Game for the eighth time in 12 years and earned its fifth straight postseason appearance after being selected to the 2013 CBI.

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