Charlotte, NC - With the release of the Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Schedule, the Charlotte 49ers have announced their complete regular-season schedule, which includes 17 games against 2012 post-season teams. The 49ers will play nine games against 2011 NCAA participants, including A-10 home games against Temple, VCU and Xavier.
Charlotte will face 2012 NCAA Tournament participant Temple twice (at home and on the road) while playing the remaining 14 A-10 schools either at home or on the road to make up the 16-game A-10 schedule. Charlotte's additional seven home games are against La Salle, Fordham, Xavier, Massachusetts, VCU, Dayton and Saint Joseph's. The additional seven A-10 road games are at Rhode Island, Richmond, George Washington, Butler, Saint Louis, St. Bonaventure and Duquesne.
"We are excited about playing an A-10 schedule full of challenging opponents," Charlotte coach Alan Major said. "With the additions of VCU and Butler to go along with other talented teams in the A-10, the league should be the strongest that it has been during our time in the A-10."
The 49ers have seven home games against A-10 foes that participated in post-season play last year. In addition to the three NCAA Tournament participants, the 49ers will host La Salle, Massachusetts, Dayton and Saint Joseph's, who all competed in the NIT. Road games include games against NCAA Tournament participants Temple, Saint Louis and St. Bonaventure. As well as a road game against Butler, who played in the College Basketball Invitational last season.
The release of the A-10 Schedule completes the 49ers 30-game schedule which features at least 10 games against 2012 NCAA Tournament participants, six NIT participants, one College Basketball Invitational participant and potentially one CollegeInsider.com Tournament participant.
Charlotte begins A-10 play at home against La Salle, January 9. Then, the 49ers travel to Rhode Island, January 12. Charlotte returns home to face Fordham, January 16. Charlotte travels to Richmond, January 19. Then, the 49ers return home to face Xavier, January 23. Charlotte concludes the month of January with a trip to George Washington, January 26.
In February, the 49ers play Massachusetts in Halton Arena, February 2. Then, the 49ers play Temple on the road, February 6. Charlotte returns home to face one of the two newest members of the A-10, VCU, February 9. Then, Charlotte embarks on a two-game A-10 road swing. First, the 49ers face the other newest member of the A-10, Butler, on the road, February 13. Charlotte concludes their two-game A-10 road swing at Saint Louis, February 16. Then, the Charlotte plays two straight games at Halton Arena. First, the 49ers host Temple, February 24. Then, the 49ers play Dayton in Halton Arena, February 27.
In March, the 49ers begin the month with two straight road games. First, the 49ers travel to St. Bonaventure, March 2. Then, the 49ers travel to Duquesne for their final regular-season road game, March 6. The 49ers host Saint Joseph's in their regular-season finale, March 9.