The Milwaukee men's basketball program will close out the 2016-17 regular season with three of its final four games at home, according to the Horizon League schedule released today by the league office.
Fans of the program will also see a three-game stretch on the road to raise the curtain on conference play.
First-year head coach LaVall Jordan will get conference play underway with a road trip to Ohio to close out the month of December, making stops to play at Youngstown State Dec. 29 and a New Year's Eve matchup at Cleveland State.
Then, 2017 will tip off with a trip up I-43 to take on in-state rival Green Bay Jan. 6.
From there, the Panthers make their first Horizon League appearance at UWM Panther Arena, hosting Northern Kentucky Jan. 12 and Wright State two days later.
A midweek trip down to Chicago to play UIC breaks up a stretch of four games at home, taking on the Flames Jan. 17. A return downtown sees Cleveland State (Jan. 20) and Youngstown State (Jan. 22) come to town to close out the home-and-home setup.
The state of Michigan awaits at the end of the month, traveling to play Detroit Jan. 27 and Oakland Jan. 29. That sets the stage for a big home game with defending Horizon League champion Valparaiso to open February (Feb. 2), followed by UIC two days later.
Following that important stretch, UWM hits the road for three of four contests, making stops at Wright State Feb. 9 and Northern Kentucky Feb. 11. The return game with the Phoenix awaits at home Feb. 18, followed by the final road game of the regular-season league slate at Valpo Feb. 21.
The season comes to a close with home games against Detroit Feb. 24 and Oakland Feb. 26. The league then once again heads to Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, March 3-7, with the Horizon League Tournament Championship up for grabs once again at a predetermined site.
Milwaukee's nonconference schedule was released earlier this summer. Season tickets, which start at $65, are on sale now. Call the Milwaukee Athletics Ticket Office at (414) 229-5886 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2016-17 Milwaukee Men's Basketball Horizon League Schedule
Dec. 29 – at Youngstown State
Dec. 31 – at Cleveland State
Jan. 6 – at Green Bay
Jan. 12 – NORTHERN KENTUCKY
Jan. 14 – WRIGHT STATE
Jan. 17 – at UIC
Jan. 20 – CLEVELAND STATE
Jan. 22 – YOUNGSTOWN STATE
Jan. 27 – at Detroit
Jan. 29 – at Oakland
Feb. 2 – VALPARAISO
Feb. 4 – UIC
Feb. 9 – at Wright State
Feb. 11 – at Northern Kentucky
Feb. 18 – GREEN BAY
Feb. 21 – at Valparaiso
Feb. 24 – DETROIT
Feb. 26 - OAKLAND