St. Bonaventure today became the second Big 4 team to release its upcoming non-conference basketball schedule and, as was the case with UB, there's a national presence on the slate.
The Bonnies will play at Pitt of the ACC on Dec. 13 in the first meeting between the schools since the 2001 NIT. The Panthers return three starters from the 26-10 team that reached the third round of the NCAA Tournament before being ousted by Florida.
UB previously announced road games against Kentucky and Wisconsin, ranked Nos. 2 and 4 in last season's final coaches poll.
Here are the non-conference schedules for the Bonnies and the Bulls.
Nov. 8 vs. Mansfield (exb), 15 vs. Dartmouth, 19 vs. Siena, 22 vs. Canisius, 29 at Niagara (Big 4 Classic at FNC). December: 3 vs UB, 6 at Ohio, 13 at Pitt, 20 at Binghamton, 22 at Maryland-Eastern Shore, 30 at Delaware.
Nov. 6 vs. Wheeling Jesuit (exb), 14 vs South Dakota State, 16 at Kentucky, 18 at Texas-Arlington, 21 vs. Montana St., 25 vs. Grand Canyon, 29 at Canisius (Big 4 Classic at FNC). Dec. 3 at Bona, 7 at Robert Morris, 16 vs. Drexel, 19 vs. Niagara, 28 at Wisconsin, 30 at Binghamton. Jan. 3 vs. Cornell.