The Saint Joseph's men's basketball team has announced its 2017-18 non-conference schedule. The Hawks' early-season slate features the annual rivalry game with Villanova, participation in the Wooden Legacy in Southern California, and a meeting with St. John's in the Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase.
Saint Joseph's will open the year on the road at Toledo on November 11 and play its first home game of the season against Princeton on November 18.
The Hawks will spend Thanksgiving in California with their first-ever participation in the Wooden Legacy from November 23-26, with all games at Cal State Fullerton. SJU will open tournament play on the holiday against Washington State, and then face either Harvard or Saint Mary's on November 24, with the tournament closing out on November 26. Other possible opponents are Cal State Fullerton, Georgia, Sacramento State and San Diego State.
Saint Joseph's returns from the West Coast to start a four-game stretch in Philadelphia beginning with a November 29 home game against Bucknell. The Hawks then face a pair of Big 5 foes, hosting Villanova on December 2 and visiting Temple on December 9 before a home game with Maine on December 17.
The Hawks will play in the Mohegan Sun Arena for the second time in three years when they face St. John's in the Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase on December 20.
SJU will take its traditional break from Atlantic 10 play to face Penn in the final non-conference game of the year on January 27 at The Palestra.
Game times and television coverage are to be announced while the complete Atlantic 10 Conference schedule will be released next week.
2017-18 Saint Joseph's Men's Basketball Non-Conference Schedule
|Sat.,||Nov. 11||at Toledo|
|Thu.,||Nov. 23||vs. Washington State +|
|Fri.,||Nov. 24||vs. Harvard/Saint Mary's +|
|Sun.,||Nov. 26||TBA +|
|Sat.,||Dec. 9||at Temple|
|Wed.,||Dec. 20||vs. St. John's %|
|Sat.,||Jan. 27||at Penn (Palestra)|
+ Wooden Legacy (Fullerton, Calif.)
% Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase (Uncasville, Conn.)
Home games in CAPS