The Gophers officially released their 13-game non-conference schedule on Tuesday, revealing no surprises and a relatively lax slate, with the exception of the Maui Invitational and the Big Ten-ACC Challenge.
Nine of the 13 games will be played at Williams Arena. The Gophers will get Syracuse in the opening round of games at Maui, over Thanksgiving, and will get either Arkansas or California in the second round. For the third round, the rest of the field includes Baylor, Dayton, Gonzaga and Chaminade. The only other road trip will be to Richmond, the second half of a home-and-home series continued from last season.
The Gophers will also play two exhibition games to start the season, against DII Cardinal Stritch University on Nov. 1 and DII Concordia-St. Paul on Nov. 4.
The game times and television rights will be released at a later date.
*home games are in bold
Nov. 8 -- Lehigh
Nov. 12 -- Montana
Nov. 16 -- at Richmond
Nov. 19 -- Coastal Carolina
Nov. 21 -- Wofford
Nov. 25 -- Syracuse at Maui Invitational
Nov. 26 -- Maui Invitational Round 2 -- either Arkansas or California
Nov. 27 -- Maui Invitational Round 3 -- TBD
Dec. 3 -- Florida State
Dec. 7 -- New Orleans
Dec. 10 -- South Dakota State
Dec. 20 -- Nebraska-Omaha
Dec. 28 -- Texas A&M Corpus Christi