Santa Clara Basketball Schedule: 08-09

    
September 15th, 2008
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Santa Clara, Calif. – Playing as many as 11 games vs. 2008 post-season tournament teams, including 10 vs. NCAA Tournament teams, Santa Clara University announced its 2008-09 men’s basketball schedule today.  The schedule includes the 42nd annual Cable Car Classic – the longest running annual university tournament in the country and at least three appearances on the ESPN network.  The Cable Car Classic, Mon, Dec. 28 and Tues., Dec. 29, will include James Madison, Belmont and xx.

 

“The schedule is a continual effort to achieve balance and competition for our team.  That effort has begun with better competition from start to finish as evidenced by a number of games against teams that had successful seasons last year and are expected to have a successful campaign again this year,” said second year head coach Kerry Keating.  “Our goal is to annually challenge for a WCC title.  The conference will be formidable enough and it’s important that we prepare for that by playing quality pre-conference opponents that will be benefit us in the long run.  This schedule is also a step closer towards achieving an exciting home slate for fans.” 

 

2008-09 Santa Clara Men’s Basketball Schedule

Date                                 Opponent                                                                     Location                                                        Time

Fri., Nov. 7                      CSU Monterey Bay@                                            Santa Clara, Calif.                                         7 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 14                    CSU East Bay                                                            Santa Clara, Calif.                                         7 p.m.

Mon., Nov. 17                  vs. UAB^                                                                        Tucson, Ariz.                                                 5 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 18                  vs. Arizona (ESPN2) or Florida Atlantic^                     Tucson, Ariz.                                                    TBA

Nov. 24-28                       NIT Season Tip-Off TBA                                                                 TBA

Sun., Nov. 30                   at Montana                                                                     Missoula, Mont.                                             2 p.m.

 

Wed., Dec. 3                    at San Jose State                                                             San Jose, Calif.                7 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 6                       Sacramento State                                               Santa Clara, Calif.                                         7 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 13                     Notre Dame de Namur                                      Santa Clara, Calif.                                         7 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 17                  at UNLV                                                                        Las Vegas, Nev.                                             7 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 20                     at Pacific                                                                        Stockton, Calif.                                             7 p.m.

Tues., Dec. 23                  Stanford (ESPNU)                                                 Santa Clara, Calif.                                         7 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 29                  Belmont#    Santa Clara, Calif.                                         8 p.m.

Tues., Dec. 30                  JAMES MADISON/XXX#                                           Santa Clara, Calif.                                            TBA

 

Fri., Jan. 2                        at Harvard         Boston, Mass.                                                4 p.m.

Sun., Jan. 4                       at New Hampshire                                                          Durham, N.H.                                             10 a.m.

Fri., Jan. 9                        • at Saint Mary’s (ESPNU)                                             Moraga, Calif.                                                7 p.m.

Sun., Jan. 11                     • San Diego  Santa Clara, Calif.                                         2 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 15                  • at Gonzaga                                                                   Spokane, Wash.                                             7 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 17                      • at Portland                                                                   Portland, Ore.                                               7 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 23                      • San Francisco (ESPNU)                                     Santa Clara, Calif.                                         8 p.m.

Sun., Jan. 25                     Houston Baptist                                                   Santa Clara, Calif.                                         2 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 29                  • Loyola Marymount                                          Santa Clara, Calif.                                         7 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 31                      • Pepperdine                                                            Santa Clara, Calif.                                         7 p.m.

 

Thurs., Feb. 5                   • at San Diego    San Diego, Calif.                                           7 p.m.

Sun., Feb. 8                      • Saint Mary’s                                                          Santa Clara, Calif.                                         7 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 12                 • at Pepperdine  Malibu, Calif.                                                7 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 14                     • at Loyola Marymount                                                   Los Angeles, Calif.                                         7 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 21                     • at San Francisco                                                           San Francisco, Calif.                                      7 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 26                 • Gonzaga (ESPN2)                                                 Santa Clara, Calif.                                         7 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 28                     • Portland  Santa Clara, Calif. 7 p.m.

 

Mar. 6-9                           WCC Championships                                                     Las Vegas, Nev.                                                TBA

 

All times Pacific; @- Exhibition; ^- NIT Season Tip-Off in Tucson, Ariz.; #- Cable Car Classic; • - WCC contest; Home Games in Bold and played at the Leavey Center