Men’s basketball schedule announced


Dante Treacy drives for a layup against Mount St. Mary’s on February 21, 2020 Photo credit: David Auth

Nick Hedderick, Editor-In-Chief

It has all built up to this moment.

After a historic season ended due to a global pandemic, a move to the Horizon League, and a summer of uncertainty, the Robert Morris men’s basketball team finally knows their full schedule.

The Horizon League released their conference schedule just after 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Shortly after, additional games were added to the team’s non-conference schedule.

The non-conference games in question are against Point Park, Central Michigan, Florida Gulf Coast and former Northeast Conference foe Saint Francis University.

These non-conference games come after last week’s announcement regarding RMU’s first game against West Virginia since 2010.

As some anticipated, the conference schedule features doubleheaders taking place on back-to-back nights. The first of which for the Colonials takes place at home against Cleveland State on Dec. 12-13.

Robert Morris will not host a conference game at the UPMC Events Center again in 2020 after that opening double-header. Their first skirmish with Horizon League competition on their home court in the new year takes place on New Year’s Day and Jan. 2 against Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

Regular season Horizon League action is set to wrap up for the Colonials on Feb. 19-20 when they take on Purdue Fort Wayne.

Much like their women’s basketball counterparts, the men’s team will play all Horizon League opponents except for Green Bay.

Here is the full slate of games:

  • vs. Point Park: Nov. 25
  • @ Central Michigan: Nov. 28
  • vs. Florida Gulf Coast: Dec. 2
  • @ Saint Francis University: Dec. 5
  • @ West Virginia: Dec. 9
  • @ Cleveland State: Dec. 12-12
  • @ Milwaukee Dec. 19-20
  • vs. IUPUI: Jan 1-2
  • vs. UIC: Jan. 8-9
  • @ Northern Kentucky: Jan 15-16
  • vs. Wright State: Jan. 22-23
  • vs. Youngstown State: Jan 29-30
  • @ Oakland: Feb 5-6
  • vs. Detroit Mercy: Feb. 12-13
  • @ Purdue Fort Wayne: Feb. 19-20