The Jays announced their Men’s 2022-23 Non-conference Hoops slate.
|Sun., Oct. 30||DRURY (Exh.)||CHI Health Center Omaha|
|Mon., Nov. 7||ST. THOMAS (MN)||CHI Health Center Omaha|
|Fri., Nov. 10||NORTH DAKOTA||CHI Health Center Omaha|
|Mon., Nov. 14||HOLY CROSS||CHI Health Center Omaha|
|Thur., Nov. 17||UC RIVERSIDE||CHI Health Center Omaha|
|Mon., Nov. 21||vs. TBD (Maui Jim Maui Invitational)||Maui, Hawaii (Lahaina Civic Center)|
|Tue., Nov. 22||vs. TBD (Maui Jim Maui Invitational)||Maui, Hawaii (Lahaina Civic Center)|
|Wed., Nov. 23||vs. TBD (Maui Jim Maui Invitational)||Maui, Hawaii (Lahaina Civic Center)|
|Thur., Dec. 1||at Texas (Big 12 – BIG EAST Battle)||Austin, Texas|
|Sun., Dec. 4||NEBRASKA||CHI Health Center Omaha|
|Sat., Dec. 10||vs. BYU||Las Vegas, Nev. (Michelob Ultra Arena)|
|Mon., Dec. 12||vs. Arizona State||Las Vegas, Nev. (Michelob Ultra Arena)|
|March 8-11||BIG EAST Tournament||New York, N.Y. (Madison Square Garden)|
The additions of St Thomas, Holy Cross, and UC Riverside are good games. However, I was expecting at least one more major game – (Iowa, KU, Mizzou, Wisconsin…or the like). St Thomas and Riverside are good midmajor games, although I would have preferred either Drake or UNI.
I am happy/pleased as punch for the Holy Cross (Jesuit-Worcester, MS.) (woo-ster) game. Historic- Legendary are apt descriptors for HC sports of old. The Crusaders last made an NCAA in 2016. The Jays last played HC during their heyday – in 1956. The college is one of nine schools to have won an NCAA championship in both baseball (1952) and basketball (1947). The Crusaders spanked the Jays in Boston, Jan. 1951 – 67-47, and again in Boston, Feb 1956 – 97-60. Alltime Series: Crusaders lead: 2-0
We will need to ‘milk’ the hell out of the Maui Invitational crown and that win in Austin to elevate this non-con slate. The Chico is holding the 2022 NCAA Volleyball Championships in mid-December, making additional home games a crap shoot.