Thirteen Home Games and A Pair of Division I Exhibition Games Highlight the 2013-14 Wilmington Men’s Basketball Schedule
Monday, September 16, 2013 - Newark, Del.
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The 2013-14 men's basketball team will play 13 games in front of its home crowd at the WU Athletics Complex. Copyright 2013; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
The 2013-14 Wilmington University men’s basketball schedule features 13 chances for fans to catch the Wildcats at the WU Athletics Complex in the upcoming season, highlighting the announcement made by head coach Mike Gallagher.
The Wildcats will also have the chance to showcase their talent against two NCAA Division I programs in exhibitions throughout the year, including LIU Brooklyn which was a part of the Field of 68 and the NCAA Division I National Tournament a year ago. Wilmington will also head to Division I foe Maryland Eastern Shore this season.
Gallagher led his team to a 6-19 overall record a season ago and will look to take his team back to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament for the first time since the 2009-10 season. The Wildcats finished 6-11 in the CACC South Division and in fifth place for the third year in a row, one spot away from the CACC Tournament.
This year, the quest begins on the road at the Bentley Tip-Off Tournament on the opening weekend of November 8-9. In two games in Waltham, Mass., the Wildcats will square off against NE10 opponents Bentley and Merrimack.
Prior to the team’s home opener, the Wildcats will also head to St. Thomas Aquinas early in the season to take on the ECC opponent. After three games on the road, the Wildcats will square off against Millersville in the home opener on November 14.
The CACC opener will take place in Philadelphia this season, as the team will head to Chestnut Hill on November 26 for a bout with the South Division foe Griffins.
The Wildcats first CACC home game will welcome the reigning CACC Player of the Year and junior Garret Kerr to the WU Athletics Complex with a game against USciences on December 4. They will also host Post and Holy Family in CACC competition prior to the holiday break.
Over the break is when the Wildcats will take on both NCAA Division I programs, as they head to UMES on December 21 for an exhibition and to LIU Brooklyn on January 4 for an exhibition game.
After the New Year, the Wildcats will host Philadelphia, a new men’s program in Georgian Court, Bloomfield, Chestnut Hill, Concordia, Felician, and Goldey-Beacom throughout the second half of the year.
This season, the Wildcats will have to head to CACC North Division foes Nyack, Dominican, and Caldwell, while also heading to Georgian Court, Goldey-Beacom, Holy Family, Philadelphia, and USciences as part of the home and home against the South.
The rest of the Wildcats nonconference schedule includes bouts at Kutztown, Lincoln (Pa.), and Mercy, while welcoming NYIT and Shippensburg in to the WU Athletics Complex for games throughout the season.
The ultimate goal will be return to Caldwell in March with a chance to claim the program’s first CACC Tournament Championship. The CACC Tournament begins with a quarterfinal matchup at the higher seed on Saturday, March 1, with the semifinals and championship being held in Caldwell, N.J., on March 7-8.