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IPFW men's basketball team to open season at Dayton

The Mastodons will be playing their home games at the Gates Sports Center this seaosn.

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 6:40 am

The IPFW men's basketball team will open its season on the road Nov. 9 against the Dayton Flyers it was announced Thursday with the release of the 2013-14 schedule.

After playing its home games at Memorial Coliseum since 2003-04, the team will play 13 of its 14 home games at the Gates Sports Center this season. The lone exception is the teams homecoming game Dec. 7 at the coliseum against Dartmouth.

The first game at the Gates Sports Center will be Nov. 11 when the Mastodons play IU-Kokomo at 7 p.m.

IPFW's non-league schedule is highlighted by a trip Nov. 29 to Champaign, Ill., to take on Illinois at Assembly Hall. The Mastodons will play two Mid-American Conference schools – Dec. 3 at Miami, Ohio and Jan. 2 at Bowling Green. Bradley, from the Missouri Valley Conference, will host IPFW on Dec. 10.

A 14-game Summit League schedule will start Jan. 9 when North Dakota State visits the Gates Center for a 7 p.m. tipoff. Sioux Falls, S.D., will host the Summit League Tournament from March 8-11.

The Mastodons return seven players who started at least one game last year, including Luis Jacobo, who averaged 11.4 points per game and was named to the Summit League All-Newcomer Team a season ago.

IPFW men's basketball schedule

Nov. 9: at Dayton, noon

Nov. 11: IU-Kokomo, 7 p.m.

Nov. 15: at Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, 8:30 p.m.

Nov. 16: Texas Pan-American, 4 p.m.

Nov. 17: Tennessee Tech, TBA

Nov. 20: Purdue-Calumet, 7 p.m.

Nov. 24: at Kennesaw State, 2 p.m.

Nov. 27: at Eastern Illinois, TBA

Nov. 29: at Illinois, 8 p.m.

Dec. 3: at Miami (Ohio), TBA

Dec. 7: Dartmouth, 7 p.m. (Memorial Coliseum)

Dec. 10: at Bradley, 8 p.m.

Dec. 14: SIU-Edwardsville, 7 p.m.

Dec. 21: Eastern Illinois, 2 p.m.

Dec. 29: Eastern Kentucky, 2 p.m.

Jan. 2: at Bowling Green, 7 p.m.

Jan. 4: Kalamazoo, 2 p.m.

Jan. 9: North Dakota State*, 7 p.m.

Jan. 11: South Dakota State*, 7 p.m.

Jan. 16: at Denver*, 9 p.m.

Jan. 18: at South Dakota*, TBA

Jan. 25: IUPUI*, 7 p.m.

Jan. 30: Omaha*, 7 p.m.

Feb. 1: Western Illinois*7 p.m.

Feb. 6: at South Dakota State*, 8 p.m.

Feb. 8: at North Dakota State*, TBA

Feb. 13: South Dakota*, 7 p.m.

Feb. 15: Denver*, 7 p.m.

Feb. 22: at IUPUI*, TBA

Feb. 27: at Western Illinois*, TBA

Mar. 1: at Omaha*, 2:07 p.m.

Mar. 8 – 11: Summit League Tournament at Sioux Falls, S.D.

*-Summit League game.