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Men’s Basketball to Host 13 Home Games as Head Coach Dan Burke Announces 2019-20 Schedule

Head Coach Dan Burke calls a timeout. Wilmington University Men's Basketball vs. Jefferson University @ Wilmington University Athletics Complex. December 4, 2018. (Bear, Delaware/ Photo by Frank Stallworth)
Head Coach Dan Burke calls a timeout. Wilmington University Men's Basketball vs. Jefferson University @ Wilmington University Athletics Complex. December 4, 2018. (Bear, Delaware/ Photo by Frank Stallworth)

Press Release written by Sports Information Graduate Intern Marykate Rumbaugh

NEWARK, Del. – The Wilmington University men's basketball team will look to head back to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament for the third consecutive year this upcoming season, as head coach Dan Burke announces the 2019-20 schedule.

The men are set to play 28 games throughout the season, including 13 home games at the WU Athletics Complex. The Wildcats went on to a 12-17 record last year, while going 9-10 in the CACC to earn a spot in the CACC Tournament.

Wilmington will open their season up at the Bentley Tip-Off Classic starting on November 8 and 9 against the host team in Waltham, Massachusetts. The Wildcats will head to Millersville University on the 14th of November before they come back to Newark for their home opener on Saturday, November 16 against PSAC contender Shippensburg at 2:00 p.m. The men will end the month on the road against Daemen and West Chester.

Wilmington will have five contests within the month of December, including three home games against Holy Family, Kutztown, and Bloomsburg. The men will come back from the holiday break to begin the New Year against CACC contender Bloomfield on the 4th at home. They will play their final non-conference matchup of the regular season when they head to the University of the District of Columbia on Monday, January 6, before finishing the season out with all CACC contests.

The Wildcats will face three North Division teams along with four South Division teams to finish up the month of January.

The month of February will consist of five home games and three away games for the Wildcats. They will finish the regular season out at home against cross-town rival Goldey-Beacom on Saturday, February 29 at 3:00 p.m.

The CACC Tournament will begin on March 3 for the quarterfinals, which is held at the higher seed, followed by the semifinals and championship on March 7 and 8 at the University of the Sciences.

All home contests will be streamed live on the Wildcats' CACC Network or by going to the athletics.wilmu.edu website.