Drexel will open its men's basketball season Nov. 9 at Eastern Michigan and then visit Rutgers two days later, the school announced Monday as it released its 13-game nonconference schedule.

The Dragons will play two Big Five teams, visiting La Salle on Nov. 17 and hosting Temple on Dec. 22 at the Palestra.

Among the other non-conference opponents is Maryland-Baltimore County, which Drexel will host on Dec. 8. Last season, UMBC became the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament when the Retrievers defeated Virginia.

On Dec. 16, Drexel will face Quinnipiac as part of a tripleheader at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. Two days later, the Dragons will visit UConn.

Coach Zach Spiker enters his third season at Drexel, which went 13-20 overall and 6-12 in the Colonial Athletic Association last season.

Drexel’s Nonconference Schedule

Nov. 9: at Eastern Michigan

Nov. 11: at Rutgers

Nov. 14: Bryn Athyn

Nov. 17: at La Salle

Nov. 21: Boston University

Nov. 25: at Bowling Green

Nov. 28: N.J.I.T.

Dec. 1: Robert Morris

Dec. 5: Loyola (Md.)

Dec. 8: UMBC

Dec. 16: Quinnipiac (at Mohegan Sun)

Dec. 18: at UConn

Dec. 22: Temple (Palestra)