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2013-2014 schedule.

November 2013
Sun. 11/10 Florida A&M (330/324/331) - 1:00 pm ET
Sat. 11/16 at Butler (21/45/39) - TBA pm ET
Wed. 11/20 Lafayette (157/153/189) - TBA pm ET
Sat. 11/23 at Rice (323/317/322) - TBA pm ET
Tue. 11/26 George Mason (123/131/130) - TBA pm ET
Sat. 11/30 at Bucknell (53/66/59) - TBA pm ET

December 2013
Sat. 12/7 FDU (300/339/330) - TBA pm ET
Wed. 12/11 at Rutgers (110/102/103) - TBA pm ET
Sat. 12/14 at Penn State 183/140/155 - TBA pm ET
Fri. 12/20 vs Portland* (229/262/261) - TBA pm ET
Sat. 12/21 vs Pacific* (102/145/133) - TBA pm ET
Tue. 12/31 Kent State (131/127/137) - 12:00 pm ET

January 2014
Sat. 1/4 at Liberty (290/249/284) - 2:00 pm ET
Sat. 1/11 at Penn (280/243/258) - TBA pm ET
Sun. 1/26 Kean - 2:00 pm ET
Fri. 1/31 at Harvard (84/105/87) - TBA pm ET

February 2014
Sat. 2/1 at Dartmouth (294/269/283) - TBA pm ET
Fri. 2/7 Columbia (272/197/199) - TBA pm ET
Sat. 2/8 Cornell (246/265/254) - TBA pm ET
Fri. 2/14 at Brown (240/224/231) - TBA pm ET
Sat. 2/15 at Yale (199/192/208) - TBA pm ET
Fri. 2/21 Dartmouth (294/269/283) - TBA pm ET
Sat. 2/22 Harvard (84/105/87) - TBA pm ET
Fri. 2/28 Yale (199/192/208) - TBA pm ET

March 2014
Sat. 3/1 Brown (240/224/231) - TBA pm ET
Fri. 3/7 at Cornell (246/265/254) - TBA pm ET
Sat. 3/8 at Columbia (272/197/199) - TBA pm ET
Tue. 3/11 Penn (280/243/258) - TBA pm ET


2012-13 RPI/Pomeroy/Sagarin ratings are in brackets above.

As a point of comparison, Princeton was 126/92/105 in the same rankings last season.

*South Point Holiday Hoops Classic held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tip times and TV information will be added as it is known.

All information subject to change.

Your thoughts?

Stuart Schulman said,

August 5, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

The head-scratchers on the schedule for me are FDU and (to a lesser extent) Liberty. Says to me that they are worried about getting W's in the post-Hummer era.

Jon Solomon said,

August 5, 2013 @ 3:33 pm

Three 300+ RPI teams from last season plus Liberty (even though they were a NCAA Tournament team a year ago) is hard to balance versus the more exciting contests and/or George Mason and Kent State at home.

Hard to imagine Rice being as bad as they were in 2012-13 though...

Steven Postrel said,

August 5, 2013 @ 7:07 pm

Butler post-Stevens will be an interesting, tough test.

I have a kind of bi-modal feeling about this year's Tiger team--either this schedule will seem too easy or really difficult in hindsight. Most observers are, I think, underrating the upside potential of this group, but if key guys don't get better and become more assertive offensively, the season could be pretty rough. They have a lot to replace on both ends of the floor.

Daniel Maass said,

August 6, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

I hate to say it, but this is a Columbia-esque soft schedule. The two best teams based on last year's RPI (Bucknell/Butler) should be taking big steps backwards (losing Muscala/Brad Stevens) and there are many cupcakes. Honestly, Harvard looks like it'll the best team we face all year.

Jon Solomon said,

August 6, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

Do not disagree for the most part, but the Butler game was booked before Stevens left.

Steven Postrel said,

August 6, 2013 @ 7:05 pm

Also, Butler did pretty well in its previous coaching transition. No reason they have to miss a beat.

TigerHeel said,

August 14, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

The non-conference schedule came out fairly well given the challenges the staff faces each year. Butler, Bucknell, George Mason and Kent State are exactly the kind of programs that the Tigers should schedule home-and-homes with. And I like that the staff is continuing to schedule local programs like Lafayette, FDU, Kean and (especially) Rutgers. The away game at Penn State is a solid add as well. The away games at Liberty and Rice, however, are tough to reconcile. In those slots, I would prefer to see other local programs (Monmouth, Rider, Seton Hall, Drexel, Lehigh?) and/or an away game at a top-flight program.

As for the Ivy slate, opening with away games at Penn and Harvard (with the exam break and Kean in between) will be a challenge. The Ivy League should seek better balance with the schedules and could start by moving the Princeton-Harvard games to the back-half of each round of conference games. Having the two top teams in the league over the past few years play each other at the most significant moments is a no-brainer.

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