Tuesday, October 4, 2022

W&M Men’s Basketball Announces Nonconference Schedule

William & Mary basketball head coach Dane Fischer. (WYDaily file/Courtesy of Tribe Athletics)
William & Mary basketball head coach Dane Fischer. (WYDaily file/Courtesy of Tribe Athletics)

WILLIAMSBURG —William & Mary head men’s basketball coach Dane Fischer announced the Tribe’s 2022 nonconference schedule on Monday The 13-game slate features seven home games, including a tilt with in-state rival Richmond, and road trips to a trio of Atlantic Coast Conference opponents in Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh and NC State.

The Tribe will face six in-state opponents during the 2022 nonconference portion of the schedule and a total of three reigning conference champions. Along with trips to ACC Champion Virginia Tech (Nov. 13) and a home date with Atlantic-10 Champion Richmond (Dec. 3), the Tribe hosts defending MEAC Champion and in-state foe Norfolk State on Dec. 10. The Tribe will also take on Radford (Nov. 23) and Randolph College (Dec. 21) at home to go along with a road trip to Old Dominion (Dec. 7).

The Tribe opens the year with back-to-back home games for the first time since 2005-06. The Green and Gold hosts former CAA rival Navy to kick off the campaign on Nov. 7 inside Kaplan Arena. The Tribe also hosts Mid-Atlantic Christian, a school based in Elizabeth City, N.C., that plays in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, on Nov. 10.

W&M travels to Virginia Tech on Nov. 13, before heading to former CAA counterpart American on Nov. 16. The Tribe and Hokies face off for the first time since 2005, while the Green and Gold meets the Eagles for the third time in the last four years.

The Tribe will host its own multi-team event (MTE) at Kaplan Arena, Nov. 19-23, with Army and Radford. W&M meets West Point for the first time since 1992 on Nov. 19, before welcoming the Highlanders to Williamsburg on Nov. 23. Army and Radford will meet on Nov. 20.

The month of November wraps up with back-to-back road games against the ACC. W&M travels to Pitt for the first time since 2005 on Nov. 25, before heading to NC State on Nov. 30. The last time the Tribe traveled to Raleigh it posted an 85-68 win over the Wolfpack to open the 2015-16 season.

W&M opens the month of December at home against Richmond on Dec. 3. It will mark the first meeting between the two schools since 2014. The Spiders are W&M’s most played opponent as the teams have met 201 times dating back to 1912.

The Tribe faces ODU for the 50th-straight season when it travels to Norfolk on Dec. 7. W&M has won seven of the last 11 meetings between the teams.

W&M will face another Norfolk school when it hosts the Spartans of Norfolk State on Dec. 10. The Tribe leads the all-time series 2-1.

The Tribe’s final nonconference road trip is to American East foe UMBC on Dec. 18. It will be the first meeting between the programs since 2006.

The Green and Gold wraps up the nonconference slate when it hosts Randolph College on Dec. 21. The WildCats are an NCAA Division III program from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

Last week, the CAA announced home and away opponents for each team in the league. W&M’s six repeat opponents which it will play both home and away are Elon, Hampton, UNCW, Northeastern, Stony Brook and Towson. The Tribe’s three home-only foes are Hofstra, Monmouth and North Carolina A&T, while its three road opponents are Charleston, Delaware and Drexel.

Season tickets go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, July 19. Visit TribeAthletics.com/Tickets for more information or call the W&M Ticket Office at (757) 221-3340.

2022 Nonconference Opponent Breakdown

Date Opponent 2021-22 Record Series Last Meeting
Nov. 7 Navy 21-11 Navy, 41-19 Navy, 75-56 (12/1/21)
Nov. 10 Mid-Atlantic Christian 3-16 First Meeting First Meeting
Nov. 13 at Virginia Tech 23-13 VT, 76-41 VT, 74-64 (12/27/05)
Nov. 16 at American 10-22 AU, 35-12 AU, 74-62 (11/12/21)
Nov. 19 Army 15-16 Tied, 2-2 W&M, 49-43 (1/7/92)
Nov. 23 Radford 11-18 W&M, 6-4 RU, 67-54 (11/24/21)
Nov. 25 at Pittsburgh 11-21 Pitt, 8-5 Pitt, 70-55 (1/3/04)
Nov. 30 at NC State 11-21 NCSU, 23-6 W&M, 85-68 (11/13/15)
Dec. 3 Richmond 24-13 UR, 103-98 UR, 68-67 (12/3/14)
Dec. 7 at Old Dominion 13-19 ODU, 70-23 ODU, 74-59 (12/7/21)
Dec. 10 Norfolk State 24-7 W&M, 2-1 NSU, 91-74 (11/16/21)
Dec. 18 at UMBC 18-14 Tied, 1-1 W&M, 70-58 (12/22/06)
Dec. 21 Randolph College 6-18 First Meeting First Meeting

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