A lot of the 2012-13 non-conference schedule is already in place for the Fairfield men’s basketball team according to athletic director Gene Doris, who was cornered for a minute Friday at the Webster Bank Arena, where Fairfield is hosting the first- and second-round games of the NCAA Women’s Basketball tournament.
Next season, the Stags are scheduled to play in the Preseason NIT, most likely in Charlottesville, Va. In the Virginia pod along with Robert Morris and Delaware.
Fairfield will also host Drexel and the ESPN Bracket Buster game, along with playing Central Connecticut in the Connecticut 6 Tournament at Chase Arena at the University of Hartford.
Road games will take the Stags to Austin Peay, DePaul and Providence.
It also looks like Fairfield will play in the 2013-14 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame tournament at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The eight-team field would mean the Stags would play two games at the Webster Bank Arena before heading to Uncasville for the last two games.
Also penciled (for now) would be a home game against Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Connecticut 6 game against Sacred Heart.