NEW LONDON, Conn--Connecticut College Head Men's Basketball Coach Tom Satran '94 has released the 2013-2014 season schedule.
The Camels will be led by senior co-captains Matt Vadas (Spring Lake Heights, N.J.) and John Bullitt (Brookline, Mass.). Last season, Vadas emerged as one of the nation's top perimeter scorers, leading the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) in scoring with 20.2 ppg. He set the single-game scoring record with 43 points in a victory against Westminster College on December 30, 2012 and will begin next season in sixth place on the program's all-time scoring list, having already amassed 1258 points.
The season begins November 16 when Connecticut College host the Coaches Versus Cancer Tip-Off in New London. The Camels open with a 6:00 p.m. game versus Bard College. Suffolk University and Western New England University will meet at 8:00 p.m. The championship and consolation games will be played the next day at 4:00 pm and 2:00 pm respectively.
The annual Hoops for Hunger food drive to benefit The Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center will be held in conjunction with the Camels' game against local rival Eastern Connecticut State University on Tuesday, November 26. All fans are encouraged to bring a canned good or other non-perishable foodstuff to the game.
For the fourth year, Connecticut College will co-host a December tournament with the Coast Guard Academy. On December 7, Connecticut College will host the first night of games in Luce Field House when they tip-off against the University of Maine-Presque Isle at 6:00 p.m. In the second game, Coast Guard will match-up against St. Joseph's Patchogue. Wins by the two hometeam teams would lead to a meeting of the two Route 32 rivals in the championship game to be played at the Coast Guard Academy on Dec. 8 at 4:00 p.m.
After breaking for exams, Connecticut College will head south to Fayetteville, North Carolina for a New Year's Eve day game against Methodist University.
In the month of January, the Camels will play five of their eight games against NESCAC opponents. The Camels will close out the month with a Coaches Versus Cancer Fundraiser held in conjunction with the team's 8:00 p.m. game against Tufts University.
In February, five of the team's six regular season games will be played against NESCAC opponents, including a road league game against Amherst College, the 2013 Division III National Champions. The Camels will host Bates College February 1 on Alumni Saturday. The Alumni game will tip-off at 11:00 a.m.
Connecticut College will hold its annual senior day presentation prior to the regular season finale, a Saturday, February 15 game against Hamilton.
The top eight NESCAC teams will compete in the 2014 conference tournament. The winner of the conference tournament earns an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.