RIVERDALE, NY — Manhattan Men’s Basketball has announced the non-conference portion of its 2022-23 schedule. The Jaspers’ MAAC schedule had been previously announced.
“I am extremely excited about this year’s non-conference schedule,” said the coach. Steve Masiello. “It’s going to prepare for a rigorous schedule at MAAC. We’re going to face many different styles of play, great players and great coaches. There will be no nights off, and the schedule will require us to do our best every day.”
Manhattan will face schools from the Atlantic-10, BIG EAST, CAA, Northeast Conference and potentially the Ivy League or Patriot League.
The season opens for the Jaspers on November 7 at VCU. It will be the first meeting between the Rams and Jaspers. VCU reached the second round of the postseason NIT in 2021-22.
Manhattan opens the early part of its schedule on November 11 against Central Connecticut State. Like the VCU, the game against Central Connecticut will be the first between Jaspers and Blue Devils.
The Jaspers then turns right and makes the short trip over the George Washington Bridge to Fairleigh Dickinson on November 13. A home game with Mount St. Vincent is scheduled for November 18th.
The following two games for the Jaspers will take place in London as part of the London Basketball Classic. Manhattan will play Northeastern on November 24, then Princeton or Army West Point on Saturday, November 26. In all-time, the Jaspers have played Northeastern three times, 19 times against Princeton and 72 times with the Army. Manhattan last played in the Northeast in 2014-15, Army in 1999-2000 and Princeton in 2009-10. Princeton lost to Yale in the Ivy League Championship Game last season.
After the Jaspers return to this side of the Atlantic and open up the MAAC game, they welcome the former MAAC to Monmouth on December 4th at the Draddy Gymnasium.
Three days later, Manhattan takes a trip down I-95 to face the enemy of BIG EAST Providence on FS1 at 8:30 pm. The Friars made the Sweet 16 last season in a #4 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Manhattan Non-Conference Schedule 2022-23
November 7 at VCU
November 11 vs Central Connecticut
November 13 at Fairleigh Dickinson
November 18 vs Monte São Vicente
November 24 vs. Northeast^
November 26 against West Point or Princeton Army^
December 4 against Monmouth
December 7th in Providence
^-Games played in London, England