The Canisius women’s basketball team has released its complete schedule for the 2013-14 season, in conjunction with the announcement of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedule.
Canisius starts MAAC play against one of the two new league members as the Golden Griffins host Quinnipiac at 2 p.m. in the first game of a doubleheader with the Canisius men’s basketball team. After Christmas, the Griffs play at Manhattan on (Dec. 29) and then face defending league champion on New Year’s Eve in the McCann Arena.
The Griffs return home to host Iona on Jan. 3, and Saint Peter’s on Jan. 5. After a trip to New Jersey to face Monmouth (Jan. 10) and Rider (Jan. 12), Canisius faces new league member Monmouth for the second time in eight days on Jan. 17, which will stand as Kid’s Day. The Griffs take on Marist for the second time on Jan. 19, before embarking on a three-game road stretch.
Canisius plays at Fairfield on Jan. 24, at Siena on Jan. 26, and then returns to Western New York to face rival Niagara in the Gallagher Center on Jan. 29. The teams will play again nine days later in the KAC, in the first game of a doubleheader on Feb. 7, preceding the Canisius men’s team hosting Manhattan. The Griffs have a quick turnaround to play at Quinnipiac on Feb. 9.
Canisius will play four of its last six games in the KAC, hosting Manhattan (Feb. 13) and Siena (Feb. 15), before traveling to the New York City area to face Saint Peter’s (Feb. 20) and Iona (Feb. 22). The Griffs conclude the regular season in the KAC against Fairfield (Feb. 28) and Rider (March 2).
The 2014 MAAC Championship will take place at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. on March 6-10. With 11 teams in the conference, the top five teams will receive first-round byes in the adjusted tournament format.
Canisius opens the 2013-14 season on Friday, Nov. 8, in the Koessler Athletic Center when the Golden Griffins host the University of Detroit. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
Season tickets for the combined men’s and women’s schedules can be purchased by calling the Canisius Ticket Office at 716-888-2885 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.