The Golden Eagles will play a 31-game regular-season schedule, as well as one exhibition game.
The University of Minnesota Crookston men’s basketball team officially announced their 2018-19 schedule Wed., Aug. 22. The Golden Eagles will play a 31-game regular-season schedule, as well as one exhibition game. Minnesota Crookston will play nine non-conference tilts and 22 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference games. 15 of the 31 games will be played at the friendly confines of Lysaker Gymnasium. In addition, a big change to the conference schedule is moving the standard game times to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.
“We are very excited about our 2018-19 schedule,” said Head Coach Dan Weisse. “The non-conference slate will be very challenging and we are confident that it will help us prepare for an always tough NSIC slate. We are also excited about the NSIC schedule we have this year. Our fans will be able to see some great games at Lysaker Gymnasium.”
UMC is coming off their best season in program history with a 10-19 (7-15 NSIC) record in 2017-18. The Golden Eagles enter their fifth season under Head Coach Dan Weisse in 2018-19. UMC returns four starters and seven of their top contributors from the 2017-18 season. Harrison Cleary leads the way for Minnesota Crookston as the All-NSIC First Team pick and D2CCA Academic All-America Honorable Mention picks returns for his junior year. Cleary averaged 24.2 points per game on his sophomore season.
In addition, Gable Smith, last year’s NSIC Defensive Player of the Year, returns after leading NCAA Division II in blocked shots for the majority of the season.
2018-19 Men's Basketball Schedule
11.3 - Northwestern (Exh.) - 6 p.m. - Crookston, Minn.
11.10 - vs. Arkansas Tech - 12 p.m. - St. Paul, Minn.
11.11 - vs. Arkansas-Monticello - 12 p.m. - St. Paul, Minn.
11.14 - Oak Hills Christian - 7 p.m. - Crookston, Minn.
Golden Eagle Basketball Classic
11.17 - Valley City State - 6 p.m. - Crookston, Minn.
11.18 - Concordia (Minn.) - 4 p.m. - Crookston, Minn.
Puerto Rico Basketball Classic
11.21 - vs. Pontifical Catholic (Puerto Rico) - 1 p.m. C.T. - San Juan, Puerto Rico
11.22 - vs. Missouri Southern State - 11 a.m. C.T. - San Juan, Puerto Rico
11.23 - vs. Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras - 9 a.m. C.T. - San Juan, Puerto Rico
12.1 - at Bemidji State - 3:30 p.m. - Bemidji, Minn.
12.7 - MSU Moorhead - 7:30 p.m. - Crookston, Minn.
12.8 - Northern State - 5:30 p.m. - Crookston, Minn.
12.15 - at Augustana - 4 p.m. - Sioux Falls, S.D.
12.16 - at Wayne State - 2 p.m. - Wayne, Neb.
12.30 - Bemidji State - 4 p.m. - Crookston, Minn.
1.4 - St. Cloud State - 7:30 p.m. - Crookston, Minn.
1.5 - Minnesota Duluth - 5:30 p.m. - Crookston, Minn.
1.11 - at Northern State - 7:30 p.m. - Crookston, Minn.
1.12 - at MSU Moorhead - 5:30 p.m. - Crookston, Minn.
1.15 - Jamestown - 7 p.m. - Crookston, Minn.
1.18 - Winona State - 7:30 p.m. - Crookston, Minn.
1.19 - Upper Iowa - 5:30 p.m. - Crookston, Minn.
1.25 - at U-Mary - 7:30 p.m. - Bismarck, N.D.
1.26 - at Minot State - 5:30 p.m. - Minot, N.D.
2.1 - at Southwest Minnesota State - 7:30 p.m. - Marshall, Minn.
2.2 - at Sioux Falls - 5:30 p.m. - Sioux Falls, S.D.
2.8 - Minnesota State - 7:30 p.m. - Crookston, Minn.
2.9 - Concordia-St. Paul - 5:30 p.m. - Crookston, Minn.
2.15 - Minot State - 7:30 p.m. - Crookston, Minn.
2.16 - U-Mary - 5:30 p.m. - Crookston, Minn.
2.22 - at Minnesota Duluth - 7:30 p.m. - Duluth, Minn.
2.23 - at St. Cloud State - 5:30 p.m. - St. Cloud, Minn.
2.27 - 3.5 - NSIC Basketball Tournament (First round - home sites, last three rounds - Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, S.D.)