The America East conference released the schedule for the upcoming league match-ups for both the men's and women's basketball teams.  Both teams now have their complete schedule available for the 2016-17 season after announcing out of conference match-ups earlier this month.

The Black Bears on the women's side of things will try to defend its conference crown from a year ago when they shared the title with UAlbany.  UMaine will host Purdue on November 11th in the season and home opener.  The Black Bears will face the Great Danes on January 22nd at home and February 18th on the road.  Last season the teams split the season match-ups.

The men's basketball team at UMaine will begin the regular season slate against Virginia Tech on the road on November 11th and will start out America East play on January 5th when they host the Vermont Catamounts.  The Black Bears are looking to improve their 8-22 record from last season as Coach Bob Walsh enters his third year with the program.

The America East championship will be held in Portland, ME for the women's teams with the quarterfinals beginning on March 4th and running through the weekend.  The men's tournament will be hosted at the higher seeded teams' court, with the championship game scheduled for March 11th.

UMaine Women's Basketball Schedule

DATE OPPONENT
Oct. 30 STONEHILL^
Nov. 11 PURDUE
Nov. 12 VILLANOVA/MISSISSIPPI ST.
Nov. 15 at Harvard
Nov. 20 vs. St. Peters#
Nov. 21 at South Carolina#
Nov. 22 vs. Hampton#
Nov. 27 vs. UT-Chattanooga+
Dec. 2 at Clemson
Dec. 7 NORTHEASTERN
Dec. 10 DARTMOUTH
Dec. 17 at Bryant
Dec. 19 vs. Coppin St./East Tennessee State University%
Dec. 20 vs. TBA%
Dec. 28 at Tulane
Dec. 30 at Boston College
Jan. 4 at Vermont
Jan. 7 UMBC
Jan. 11 at UMass Lowell
Jan. 14 at Stony Brook
Jan. 16 Hartford
Jan. 19 at New Hampshire
Jan. 22 UAlbany
Jan. 28 at Binghamton
Feb. 1 Vermont
Feb. 4 at UMBC
Feb. 6 at Hartford
Feb. 9 UMass Lowell
Feb. 12 Stony Brook
Feb. 15 New Hampshire
Feb. 18 at UAlbany
Feb. 26 Binghamton

 

UMaine Men's Basketball Schedule

October 29 VS. HUSSON - EXHIBITION
November 5 VS. UMAINE FORT KENT - EXHIBITION (THE PIT)
November 11 at Virginia Tech
November 13 at Longwood
November 19 at Boston University (Steve Wright Classic)
November 20 vs. Northeastern (Steve Wright Classic)
November 21 vs. LIU Brooklyn (Steve Wright Classic)
November 26 VS. UMAINE PRESQUE ISLE
November 30 VS. CENTRAL CONNECTICUT
December 3 at Duke
December 7 VS. HOLY CROSS
December 10 at Dartmouth
December 18 VS. QUINNIPIAC
December 20 at Providence
December 22 at Brown
December 30 at Buffalo
January 2 VS. COLUMBIA
*AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE PLAY BEGINS*
January 5 VS. VERMONT*
January 8 at UMBC*
January 11 VS. UMASS LOWELL*
January 14 VS. STONY BROOK*
January 16 at Hartford*
January 19 VS. UNH*
January 22 at Albany*
January 29 VS. BINGHAMTON*
February 1 at Vermont*
February 4 VS. UMBC*
February 6 VS. HARTFORD*
February 9 at UMass Lowell*
February 12 at Stony Brook*
February 15 at UNH*
February 19 VS. ALBANY*
February 25 at Binghamton*