After winning the America East Conference for the third straight year, the UAlbany men's basketball team is looking to head to the NCAA tournament for a fourth time in 2015-16.

The first step? Recruit. The second? Release the schedule. UAlbany did some of that on Monday, announcing its non-conference opponents:

DATE OPPONENT  
November    
13 at Kentucky
16 at Boston University
19 COLGATE  
21 ONEONTA  
24 at USF
27 NJIT  
29 YALE  
December    
1 at Quinnipiac
5 at Holy Cross
9 at Marist
12 at Siena
19 SAINT FRANCIS (PA.)  
23 NIAGARA  
29 at St. Francis Brooklyn
January    
2 at Cornell

Obviously the thing that sticks out is the Danes traveling to Kentucky. UAlbany certainly won't be expected to even compete against the Wildcats, but it's a great honor for Will Brown's program to play at historic Rupp Arena.

The other thing that jumps out for the Danes? The Nov. 21 against D-III Oneonta. The Red Dragons will come into SEFCU Arena, and it strikes me as an odd game for UAlbany. We'll talk to to Oneonta coach Vince Medici this morning.

I also like the game against South Florida as UAlbany continues to try to play up in its non-conference schedule.