2017-18 Men’s Basketball Schedule Released

Sept. 5, 2017

EASTON, Pa. – The Lafayette men’s basketball program, under the direction of 23rd-year head coach Fran O’Hanlon, unveiled its 2017-18 schedule on Monday morning, featuring 13 regular-season games at Kirby Sports Center. Information regarding season and individual game ticket sales will be available soon on GoLeopards.com.

The marquee matchup yet again this season will be a battle with perennial powerhouse Villanova, O’Hanlon’s alma mater, on Nov. 17. The game will be played at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., familiar home of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers.

The Villanova game is the third of a four-game road stretch for the Leopards to open their season, beginning with a trip to George Mason to kick off the year on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Treks to NJIT on Nov. 14 and Princeton on Nov. 22 finish off the time away from home, with Lafayette returning to Kirby for its opener on Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. against Saint Peter’s. Other home non-conference opponents include Quinnipiac (Dec. 2, 2 p.m.), Penn (Dec. 6, 8 p.m.) and Susquehanna (Dec. 18, 7 p.m.).

Patriot League play starts with a spark as the Maroon and White will open the conference slate with the rivalry game at home against Lehigh on Dec. 29. Both games over the holiday break will take place in Easton as Holy Cross comes to town on Jan. 2 to begin 2018 action.

Lafayette’s trip to Lehigh will wrap up regular-season play on Feb. 24, a 7:30 p.m. affair, before the Patriot League Tournament gets underway on Feb. 27. The full 2017-18 schedule can be found below.

Date

Opponent

Time

11/10

at George Mason

7 p.m.

11/14

at NJIT

7 p.m.

11/17

vs. Villanova (@ PPL Center)

TBA

11/22

at Princeton

7 p.m.

11/26

SAINT PETER’S

2 p.m.

11/29

at Drexel

7 p.m.

12/2

QUINNIPIAC

2 p.m.

12/6

PENN

8 p.m.

12/9

at Sacred Heart

3:30 p.m.

12/18

SUSQUEHANNA

7 p.m.

12/20

at Cornell

7 p.m.

12/29

LEHIGH *

7 p.m.

1/2

HOLY CROSS *

7 p.m.

1/5

at Colgate *

7 p.m.

1/8

BUCKNELL *

7 p.m.

1/11

at Army *

7 p.m.

1/14

at Loyola *

2 p.m.

1/17

NAVY *

7 p.m.

1/20

at American *

4 p.m.

1/24

BOSTON U. *

7 p.m.

1/27

at Holy Cross *

1 p.m.

1/31

COLGATE *

7 p.m.

2/3

at Bucknell *

TBA

2/7

ARMY *

7 p.m.

2/10

LOYOLA *

2 p.m.

2/14

at Navy *

7 p.m.

2/17

AMERICAN *

2 p.m.

2/21

at Boston U. *

7 p.m.

2/24

at Lehigh *

7:30 p.m.