BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) announced Thursday following approval from the Council of Presidents earlier this week, the schedule model for the 2020-21 men's and women's basketball season.
Canisius College and Niagara University play in the conference along with Fairfield University, Iona College, Manhattan College, Marist College, Monmouth University, Quinnipiac University, Rider University, Saint Peter’s University, and Siena College.
"Men’s action is set to take place on Tuesdays and Fridays, while women’s action will be held Wednesdays and Saturdays. An additional day between contests allows student-athletes and basketball staffs to be accommodative to NCAA COVID-19 testing standards. Any game spacing issues will be reassessed as soon as NCAA testing protocols are finalized. At this point in time, fans will not be allowed to attend games through Dec. 23, at which point the MAAC Basketball Working Group will review the policy in accordance to amended local and state regulations."
The schedule model, which must be approved by the NCAA Board of Directors at their September 22 meeting, is listed below.
2020-21 MAAC Hoops Schedule Model
|Men's Basketball||Women's Basketball|
|NCAA Start Date: November 25|
|Non-Conf||Nov. 25 - Nov. 29|
|Non-Conf||Nov. 30 - Dec. 6|
|Week 1||Dec. 8||Dec. 11||Dec. 9||Dec. 12|
|Week 2||Dec. 15||Dec. 18||Dec. 16||Dec. 19|
|Non-Conf||Dec. 22-23||-||Dec. 22-23||-|
|Week 3||Dec. 29||Jan. 1||Dec. 30||Jan. 2|
|Week 4||Jan. 5||Jan. 8||Jan. 6||Jan. 9|
|Week 5||Jan. 12||Jan. 15||Jan. 13||Jan. 16|
|Week 6||Jan. 19||Jan. 22||Jan. 20||Jan. 23|
|Week 7||Jan. 26||Jan. 29||Jan. 27||Jan. 30|
|Week 8||Feb. 2||Feb. 5||Feb. 3||Feb. 6|
|Week 9||Feb. 9||Feb. 12||Feb. 10||Feb. 13|
|Week 10||Feb. 16||Feb. 19||Feb. 17||Feb. 20|
|Week 11||COVID-19 Make Up|
|Week 12||Mar. 2||Mar. 5||Mar. 3||Mar. 6|
|MAAC Championships: March 9-13|
“The creation of this schedule model involved many moving pieces from multiple groups who are dedicated to seeing MAAC student-athletes return to action this season,” said MAAC Commissioner Rich Ensor. “I commend everybody involved in the creation process, including the MAAC Council of Presidents, MAAC Committee on Athletic Administration (COAA), MAAC staff and the MAAC Basketball Working Group. Their hard work made this possible. We are ready and committed to providing a safe playing environment for our student-athletes as we navigate the evolving landscape and possible disruptions to the schedule caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.”