The full 2017-2018 Lehigh men’s basketball schedule has been released. Most of it was previously released (conference schedule) or already reported (see non-conference schedule thread), but the full schedule is now official. Here’s the direct link: http://lehighsports.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball.
While Bucky’s upcoming OOC Schedule is certainly impressive, let’s not lose sight of what lies ahead of the Mountain Hawks. Simply, it’s a list of opponents that will test our young team like never before. For those (and I must admit I’m one of you) who can’t help but compare ourselves to the gang from Lewisburg when it comes to round-ball, here’s what I’m talking about:
This year’s slate of Out-of-Conference opponents’……
Average KenPom Ranking at the close of last year
Last Season’s W/L Record
Bucky: 284/156 = .645
Lehigh: 193/137 = .587
NCAA Tournament Teams
Teams with sub .500 records from last year
Here’s a look at what’s facing us this year:
Record Last Year
KenPom Ranking to Close-out Last Year
Not bad, not great. I like the Monmouth and Siena early home games and Yale in Dec. Princeton is a good local away game. Of the big 3, UVa is a big loss, USC same thing, and maybe we could nip Pitt who is down. Lot of garbage mixed in along the way.