Rutgers Unveils Hoops Non-Conference Schedule

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers coach Mike Rice will make his debut against Princeton on Nov. 12, and three days later coach his first home game for the Scarlet Knights. The school released its non-conference schedule Wednesday, and it includes games against North Carolina, Miami, Auburn and St. Joseph's as well as a quartet of New Jersey schools.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Mike Rice will make his debut as the Rutgers men's basketball coach in one of the school's storied rivalries.

The Scarlet Knights open the season Nov. 12 at Princeton at Jadwin Gym. Rice will make his home debut three days later when Fairfield visits the Rutgers Athletic Center.

Rutgers announced its non-conference schedule today, and it includes four games against New Jersey schools and neutral site games against Auburn and North Carolina.

"We are really excited with the challenges and opportunities that our non-conference schedule provides," Rice said. "We are chomping at the bit to get our guys on the floor and get started."

The first look fans will get at the Scarlet Knights will come Nov. 1 when they host Montreal-based McGill University at 7:30 p.m.

Rutgers also plays home games against Miami (Nov. 21), Nortfolk State (Nov. 23), NJIT (Dec. 1), Marist (Dec. 7), Fairleigh Dickinson (Dec. 14) and St. Peter's (Dec. 23).

Rutgers travels to play plays at St. Joseph's (Nov. 26) at The Palestra and will visit Monmouth (Dec. 18).

There are neutral court games against Auburn (Dec. 11) in Pittsburgh as part of the SEC/Big East challenge and a Dec. 28 game against North Carolina in Madison Square Garden.

Rutgers 2010-11 non-conference schedule

Day Date Opponent Site Time
Mon. Nov. 1 McGill (exhibition) RAC 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 12 at Princeton Jadwin Gymnasium 7:00 p.m.
Mon. Nov. 15 Fairfield* RAC 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 21 Miami (Fla.) RAC 4:00 p.m.
Tue. Nov. 23 Norfolk State* RAC TBA
Fri. Nov. 26 vs. St. Joseph's* The Palestra (Philadelphia) TBA
Wed. Dec. 1 NJIT RAC 7:30 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 7 Marist RAC 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 11 vs. Auburn% Consol Energy Center (Pittsburgh) TBA ESPN2
Tue. Dec. 14 Fairleigh Dickinson RAC 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 18 at Monmouth Monmouth Activity Center TBA
Thurs. Dec. 23 St. Peter's RAC 7:30 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 28 vs. North Carolina Madison Square Garden (New York) TBA E/E2
* - Philly Hoop Group Classic. % - BIG EAST/SEC Challenge.

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