Gophers hoops announce 2011 non-conference schedule

Derek Wetmore

The Gophers men’s basketball team announced its 2011 non-conference schedule Thursday.

The season opens with two exhibition games against Bemidji State and Augustana College Nov. 1 and 7. The regular season kicks off with four straight home games beginning Nov. 14 with Bucknell.

Other non-conference highlights include the Old Spice Classic tournament in Orlando, Fla. As part of the annual Big Ten/ACC challenge, the Gophers will host Virginia Tech on Nov. 30 at Williams Arena.

The only thing announced was the dates of games. Exact times — as well as the Big Ten schedule — will be released “sometime within the next week,” according to a team spokesperson.