In its inaugural season in the Atlantic 10 Conference, the Butler men’s basketball team will face a challenging schedule.
The schedule was officially released today and the Bulldogs will face at least 16 teams that advanced to postseason play last year, including nine that made it to the NCAA tournament.
There will be a rematch of last year’s game against Indiana, which is currently ranked No. 1 in many pre-season polls.
Other highlights include the Maui Invitational, where the Bulldogs will take on Marquette in the first round, a non-conference game at Xavier as part of the ESPN tip-off marathon and a non-conference game against Gonzaga at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Butler will play all 15 other conference opponents once, but will have both a home and away game against St. Louis.
The season will start with an exhibition game against DePauw on Oct. 27.
2012-13 BUTLER UNIVERSITY
MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Date Day Opponent Time(Local) Time(Indianapolis)
Oct. 27 Sat. DePAUW (Exhibition) 2 p.m. 2 p.m.
Nov. 3 Sat. INDIANAPOLIS (Exhibition) 7 p.m. 7 p.m.
Nov. 10 Sat. ELON TBA TBA
Nov. 13 Tue. At Xavier (ESPN Tip-Off Marathon) 4 p.m. 4 p.m.
Nov. 19 Mon. Marquette (ESPN2) 10:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 20 Tue. North Carolina/Mississippi State TBA TBA
Nov. 21 Wed. TBA TBA TBA
Nov. 27 Tue. HANOVER TBA TBA
Dec. 1 Sat. BALL STATE TBA TBA
Dec. 5 Wed. IUPUI TBA TBA
Dec. 8 Sat. At Northwestern (Big 10 Network) TBA TBA
Dec. 15 Sat. Indiana# 2 p.m. 2 p.m.
Dec. 22 Sat. EVANSVILLE TBA TBA
Dec. 29 Sat. At Vanderbilt (ESPNU) 7 p.m. 8 p.m.
Jan. 2 Wed. PENN TBA TBA
Jan. 5 Sat. NEW ORLEANS TBA TBA
Jan. 9 Wed. At Saint Joseph’s* TBA TBA
Jan. 12 Sat. At Dayton* (A-10 TV) 2 p.m. 2 p.m.
Jan. 16 Wed. RICHMOND* TBA TBA
Jan. 19 Sat. GONZAGA (ESPN) 9 p.m. 9 p.m.
Jan. 23 Wed. At La Salle* TBA TBA
Jan. 26 Sat. TEMPLE* (ESPN2) 6 p.m. 6 p.m.
Jan. 31 Thur. At Saint Louis* (CBSSN) 8 p.m. 9 p.m.
Feb. 2 Sat. RHODE ISLAND* (CBSSN) 4 p.m. 4 p.m.
Feb. 6 Wed. ST. BONAVENTURE* (CBSSN-Regional) TBA TBA
Feb. 9 Sat. At George Washington* TBA TBA
Feb. 13 Wed. CHARLOTTE* TBA TBA
Feb. 16 Sat. At Fordham* (CBSSN) 4 p.m. 4 p.m.
Feb. 19 Tue. DUQUESNE* TBA TBA
Feb. 22 Fri. SAINT LOUIS* (ESPNU) 7 p.m. 7 p.m.
Mar. 2 Sat. At VCU* (ESPN) 12 p.m. 12 p.m.
Mar. 7 Thur. At Massachusetts* (A-10 TV) 7 p.m. 7 p.m.
Mar. 9 Sat. XAVIER* (CBSSN) 2 p.m. 2 p.m.
Mar. 14 Thur. A-10 Conference Tournament TBA TBA
Mar. 15 Fri. A-10 Conference Tournament TBA TBA
Mar. 16 Sat. A-10 Conference Tournament TBA TBA
Mar. 17 Sun. A-10 Conference Championship 1 p.m. 1 p.m.
HOME GAMES at Hinkle Fieldhouse
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*Atlantic 10 Conference game. All times subject to change.
Television as of 9/6/12, additional television broadcasts TBA.