Oregon State will make a return trip to Quinnipiac next season after the Bobcats visited Corvallis last December, Building the Dam has learned.
What we cannot confirm is why the Beavers agreed to a home and home two-for-one deal (thank you, Patrick) with a school who plays in an gym with less than 4,000 seats in southern Connecticut. With that said, it will make for an interesting setting and a tougher test than if Oregon State hosted a low-major at Gill Coliseum.
In addition to Oregon State, Quinnipiac will be hosting a couple other notable opponents. Yale, last year's CIT runners-up, will visit Hamden on opening day, and La Salle, a Sweet Sixteen participant two years ago, will face the Bobcats four days later.
Quinnipiac finished last season with a record of 20-12, its season ending against Yale in a 69-68 loss in the first round of the CIT. It fell 76-68 in a hard-fought game against the Beavers on December 29, its only game against a power conference opponent last season.
It will be intriguing to see if Wayne Tinkle's team makes any other stops on the east coast road trip. ACC and Big East powers Syracuse and St. John's are both in the area (kind of).
Here's what the non-conference schedule looks like right now:
November 14-21: Two games in the MGM Grand Main Event's Regional Round in Corvallis
November 24-26: Two games against Oklahoma State, Tulsa, or Auburn in Las Vegas
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