Lyndonville, VT - Northern Vermont University-Lyndon has released its 2019-2020 men's basketball schedule. The Hornets' 25 game schedule will feature 11 home contests in Stannard Gymnasium. Veteran head coach David Pasiak returns for his third season at the helm of the Hornets.
The complete 2019-2020 schedule can be found HERE.
The Hornets will open the season with the second annual Northern Vermont University Tip-Off Classic, hosted this year by NVU-Johnson. Lyndon will face Vermont Technical College on November 8th, and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on November 9th.
The Hornet home opener will be on November 12th, when Norwich University comes to Stannard.
Next up, the Hornets will travel to NCAA Division I Bryant University on November 15th for an exhibition game that will be a part of the 2019 Garden State Showcase. SUNY Potsdam will travel to Lyndonville two days later for another non-conference affair.
Lyndon will then travel to New York City for a pair of games leading into the Thanksgiving Break. The Hornets will take on Sarah Lawrence College on November 21st, and Pratt Institute on November 23rd.
The Hornets open December with a non-conference tilt at Eastern Nazarene College on Tuesday the 4th. Lyndon then opens North Atlantic Conference play with a road trip to Husson University and Maine Maritime Academy on the 7th and 8th. A home non-conference affair with Colby-Sawyer College wraps up the fall semester two days later.
Following the semester break, Lyndon will return to the hardwood with a pair of non-congerence games, at New England College on January 4th and home versus SUNY Delhi on January 7th.
The Hornets jump back into North Atlantic Conference play by facing the University of Maine at Farmington and Thomas College on back to back weekends. The Beavers and Terriers come to Stannard on January 10th and 11th respectively, and the Hornets travel to Maine the following weekend to face the same two schools in the opposite order.
The Hornets will host NVU-Johnson on January 25th. That game will serve as both a NAC contest and a NVU President's Cup matchup.
Following a non-conference tip-off at Plymouth State University, Lyndon travels to the University of Maine at Presque Isle for back to back games on January 31st and February 1st.
The Hornets will then enjoy a four game NAC homestand, hosting Husson and Maine Maritime on February 7th and 8th, before concluding the home portion of the schedule with back to back games against SUNY Canton the following weekend. The regular season concludes at NVU-Johnson on February 18th.
The top six finishers in the conference standings will qualify for the NAC championship tournament. Two quarterfinal games will be played on February 22nd, and the regular season champion will host the NAC final four the following weekend.
The Hornets will be looking to build on last season's 4-21 campaign that saw them finish 2-12 in NAC play, good for 7th place in the conference standings.