Dons Notes: Breaking Down San Francisco’s Non-Conference Schedule

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November 09, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; San Francisco Dons head coach Rex Walters speaks to his players during a timeout against the Stanford Cardinal during the first half at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The University of San Francisco’s men’s basketball schedule is finally out and Dons fans can now get a taste the upcoming season. What are the key non-conference match-ups?  What big games can you mark on the calendar? With eleven scheduled non-conference games, there is a lot to learn about the Green & Gold’s opponents.

The Dons will travel to Oregon, Montana and New York for non-conference match-ups. However they will play eight non-conference games at home. Lastly, the Dons will reinvent their annual multi-team event, the “Hilltop Challenge”, with the “Golden Gate Challenge” – a four team event held during Thanksgiving week.