Rutgers Announces 2011-12 Hoops Schedule

Rutgers opens the season the 2011-12 season with a Nov. 11 home game against Dartmouth and also plays LSU, Miami and Florida in non-conference action.

The highly-rated Rutgers freshman class will make its first public appearance during a Nov. 6 exhibition game, and open the season five nights later with a home matchup against Dartmouth at 7:30 p.m.

The Scarlet Knights' schedule was released moments ago, and non-conference games against Miami, LSU, Princeton and Florida, and a matchup with either Illinois or Richmond in Cancun, Mexico, highlight the docket.

The slate gets underway with the exhibition game against Division III Rutgers-Newark at 2 p.m.. Also on the schedule are games against Sacred Heart, Hampton. Illinois State, NJIT. UMBC. Monmouth and Stony Brook. In Big East play, Rutgers will play Notre Dame, Seton Hall and West Virginia twice as part of the 18-game league schedule.

Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Notre Dame, St. John's, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Villanova and West Virginia all visit Piscataway this winter. The Scarlet Knights' conference road opponents are Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Providence, Seton Hall, USF and West Virginia.

The Big East schedule, as well as additional times and television information, will be announced at a later date.

2011-12 Schedule
Sun. Nov. 6 Rutgers-Newark (exhibition) RAC 2 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 11 Dartmouth RAC 7:30 p.m. RVision
Tue. Nov. 15 at Miami (Fla.) Coral Gables, Fla. TBA TBA
Thurs. Nov. 17 Sacred Heart* RAC 7:30 p.m. RVision
Sun. Nov. 20 Hampton* RAC 12 noon RVision
Tue. Nov. 22 Illinois State* Cancun, Mexico TBA TBA
Wed. Nov. 23 Illinois/Richmond* Cancun, Mexico TBA TBA
Mon. Nov. 28 UMBC RAC 7:30 p.m. RVision
Sat. Dec. 3 LSU% RAC 7 p.m. ESPNU
Thurs. Dec. 8 Princeton RAC 7:30 p.m. RVision
Mon. Dec. 12 Monmouth RAC 7:30 p.m. RVision
Sat. Dec. 17 vs. Stony Brook+ Madison Square Garden (New York) 12 noon TBA
Thurs./Fri. Dec. 22/23 NJIT RAC 7:30 p.m. RVision
Thurs. Dec. 29 Florida RAC 7:30 p.m. TBA

* - Triple Crown Cancun Challenge. % - BIG EAST/SEC Challenge. + - MSG Holiday Festival. Listed times Eastern and subject to change.

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