SHU men likely to play Fla. Gulf Coast next season

The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team and Sweet 16 participant Florida Gulf Coast University are expected to tip off at the Las Vegas Classic in December.
SHU assistant coach Anthony Latina said Monday the Pioneers and FGCU likely will meet in the first round of the Classic. SHU will first play at UNLV and Santa Clara before its two-game stop in the holiday tournament right before Christmas.
Also on the Pioneers’ non-league slate are a Connecticut 6 opener with Fairfield at Webster Bank Arena and early season home games with Brown and Hartford.
On the road, SHU travels to Boston College again after Christmas and also has games at Fordham, Holy Cross, Yale and Lehigh.
SHU went 9-20 last season, 7-11 in the Northeast Conference, under coach Dave Bike. Late-season rumblings surfaced that Bike might retire, but the head coach has continued to say “nothing is official.”
When Bike does retire, Latina has an agreement in place with the school to become the head coach.

William Paxton