The UNI men’s basketball team has added seven non-conference games to its 2018-19 schedule. The additional home games were released Tuesday.
The Panthers will host a pair of exhibition games to start the season, hosting the Knights of Wartburg College 1 p.m. Oct. 28 and then the Peacocks of Upper Iowa University 7 p.m. Nov. 1.
The team will open up the regular season by playing a midweek game on Nov. 6 when Bemidji State comes to the McLeod Center for a 7 p.m. matchup. The Panthers will hit the road for the first time on Nov. 10, traveling to Arlington, Texas to take on the University of Texas Arlington at 7 p.m.
The Panthers will get to enjoy a three-game slate at the 2018 Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Once back the team will travel to Norfolk, Virginia, to take on Old Dominion Nov. 23.
The road games continue with a matchup in Logan, Utah, with Utah State on Nov 28. The Panthers will then head to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to play South Dakota State in the US Bank Stadium Basketball Classic Dec. 1.
The University of Dubuque will come to Cedar Falls Dec.8 before the Panthers travel to Des Moines for the Hy-Vee Big Four Classic and face off against the Hawkeyes from the University of Iowa on Dec. 15.
Grand Canyon University will make the trip to the McLeod Center Dec.19. The Panthers will play host to the Fighting Hawks of University of North Dakota Dec. 22 and wrap up the non-conference schedule with a 7 p.m. game against Stony Brook on Dec. 29.
The Panthers open conference play Jan. 2 when they travel to Peoria, Illinois, to take on Bradley.
The UNI ticket office have three special ticket packages available for UNI men’s basketball games going on sale on Oct. 3.
Single game tickets will go on sale 10 a.m. Oct. 17.
Complete schedule (CT):
Oct. 28 Wartburg College, 1 p.m.
Nov. 1 Upper Iowa University, 7 p.m.
Nov. 6 Bemidji State University, 7 p.m.
Nov. 10 at University of Texas at Arlington, 7 p.m.
Nov. 16-18 at Paradise Jam / open with University of Pennsylvania, 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 23 at Old Dominion University, TBD
Nov. 28 at Utah State University, 7 p.m.
Dec. 1 vs. South Dakota State at US Bank Basketball Classic
Dec. 8 University of Dubuque, 1 p.m.
Dec. 15 vs. University of Iowa at Hy-Vee Classic
Dec. 19 Grand Canyon University, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 22 North Dakota, 1 p.m.
Dec. 29 Stony Brook, 7 p.m.
Jan. 2 at Bradley University, TBD
Jan. 5 Southern Illinois University, 7 p.m.
Jan. 9 at Illinois State University, TBD
Jan. 13 Drake University, 3 p.m.
Jan. 16 Indiana State University, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19 at Valparaiso University, TBD
Jan. 23 at Southern Illinois University, 7 p.m.
Jan. 26 Evansville, 7 p.m.
Jan. 30 at Loyola University, TBD
Feb. 2 Missouri State, 7 p.m.
Feb. 6 Bradley University, 7 p.m.
Feb. 9 at Drake, TBD
Feb. 13 Illinois State, 7 p.m.
Feb. 17 at Evansville, TBA
Feb. 20 at Missouri State, 7 p.m.
Feb. 23 Valparaiso, 7 p.m.
Feb. 27 Loyola, 7 p.m.
March 2 at Indiana State, TBD
UNI Athletics Media Relations contributed to this story.