SPRINGFIELD – The American International College (AIC) men’s basketball team will tip-off its 2013-14 season with a pair of games at the Long Island University Post Invitational, it was announced by head coach Art Luptowski. The Yellow Jackets will open the year against Dowling Nov. 9 before taking on the host Pioneers Nov. 10.
That invitational marks the beginning of a six-game road trip for AIC to start the season. The Yellow Jackets will travel to Tampa (Nov. 15), Eckerd (Nov. 16) and Bridgeport (Nov. 20) for a series of non-conference games before opening the Northeast-10 portion of its schedule at Adelphi Nov. 23. The Yellow Jackets will then play their first game at Henry A. Butova Gymnasium Nov. 26 against New Haven.
AIC will close out the home portion of the 2013-14 regular season Feb. 22 against Le Moyne before closing its regular season slate at Southern Connecticut Feb. 25.
The Yellow Jackets will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2012-13 season that saw AIC go 9-17 overall and 6-16 in conference play.
The women’s basketball team will open the 2013-14 season with a pair of games at Saint Michael’s DoubleTree Tip-Off Classic Nov. 15 and 16, it was announced by head coach Kristen Hutchison. The Yellow Jackets will open the invitational against the host Purple Knights Nov. 15 before taking on Queens (N.Y.) the following day.
That will be the first of two invitationals for the Yellow Jackets in 2013-14. AIC will also take part in the Saint Rose Holiday Classic with games against Chestnut Hill and Dominican (N.Y.) Dec. 21 and 22. The Yellow Jackets remaining non-conference slate includes a home game against Bloomfield Nov. 30 and a road contest at District of Columbia Jan. 4.
AIC will open the Northeast-10 portion of its schedule at Adelphi Nov. 23 before opening the home portion against New Haven Nov. 26 at Henry A. Butova Gymnasium. The Yellow Jackets will play their final home game of the regular season Feb. 22 against Le Moyne before wrapping up the regular season at Southern Connecticut Feb. 25.
AIC posted an overall record of 14-13 this past season and finished ninth in the Northeast-10 with a conference record of 11-11.