Kentucky for the men. Duke for the women. UB basketball will head into the 2014-15 season with a “take-on-all-comers” approach.
The UB women released their non-conference schedule today and it includes a Nov. 25 game at Duke, a traditional top-10 team that finished 13th in the season-ending coaches poll. Call it a “Whiteout.” UB athletic director Danny White is the son of Duke AD Kevin White.
UB will depart Duke and head for Miami to take part in the Hurricanes’ four-team holiday tournament on Nov. 28 and 29. The other entries in the field have yet to be announced. Miami, like Duke an ACC program, went 16-15 last season.
The UB men already announced non-conference games at Kentucky on Nov. 16 and Wisconsin on Dec. 28. The Wildcats were national runners-up last season while Wisconsin lost to Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament semifinals.
Other non-conference dates for the UB women:
Nov. 8 vs. Buffalo State (exh), 14 vs. Siena, 18 at St. Francis (Pa.), 22 vs. Niagara, Dec. 4 at Cornell, 15 vs. St. Bonaventure, 19 at Manhattan, 21 at LIU, 29 at Canisius.