Texas A&M Men’s Basketball released their 2016-2017 non-conference schedule on Tuesday afternoon.
|11/4/16||Friday (Exhibition)||Saint Edward's||College Station|
|Friday||Northwestern State||College Station|
|11/24||Thursday||Cal State Northridge||Fullerton, CA|
|11/25||Friday||New Mexico/Virginia Tech||Fullerton, CA|
|12/5||Monday||A&M-Corpus Christi||College Station|
|12/10||Saturday||South Carolina State||College Station|
|12/21||Wednesday||Saint Francis||College Station|
|1/28||Saturday||West Virginia||Morgantown, WV|
The 2016-2017 title defense begins with a two very likely home wins against Northwestern State and American, before ramping up significantly with a visit from USC.
Note: The squads have already announced a return game at USC next season
The Aggies will then hit the DirecTV Wooden Legacy tournament over the Thanksgiving break, starting with a favorable draw against Cal State Northridge.
The 2016 DIRECTV #WoodenLegacy bracket is here! pic.twitter.com/cFhmBhjQKw— The Wooden Legacy (@TheWoodenLegacy) July 14, 2016
December softens up considerably, with three very likely home victories (A&M-CC; Denver, SCSU) in a span of six days. That condensed schedule will give us a full week off before the biggest game of the non-conference slate: December 17th against Arizona.
The game will be played at the Toyota Center as part of a double header that also includes Arkansas/Texas, so start the chant and whatnot.
A&M gets one last tune-up home game against St. Francis before the start of SEC play, and they’ll take a tricky, tricky trip to West Virginia as part of the Big XII/SEC challenge on January 28th.
All in all, it’s a real solid non-conference scheduling effort by Billy Kennedy and Texas A&M.
Quick note from the formal 12thman.com release
The full schedule of SEC competition is expected to be announced in the coming weeks, as will game times and television information for the Aggies' non-conference games.
We’re under 100 days away from basketball season, friends. Kyle Field will dominate your attention in the coming weeks, as it should... but keep an eye on that large tan building across the tracks.
We’ve got another good season brewing.