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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Second Big Ten Team on Schedule

The University of Minnesota announced its 2011-12 basketball schedule and the Mount was a part of it. The Mountaineers will travel to Williams Arena to face the Golden Gophers on November 21. The game will precede Minnesota's only road trip of the non-conference season - a three game neutral trip to Disney World. The Mount will play Siena on November 18 before heading to Minneapolis.

The Mount played at Minnesota back when Clem Haskins was the coach there but hasn't been back since. Tubby Smith, who grew up in Eastern Maryland, is now the Gopher coach.

The Mount also plays at Penn State this season. Hopefully, one if not both will be picked up by the Big Ten Network. The Mount played two Big Ten teams last year, playing Penn State and also facing Northwestern.

The Mount's most memorable game against a Big 10 team came in the 1999 NCAA Tournament versus Mateen Cleaves and the Michigan State Spartans

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