The women boast another excellent out of conference schedule. The Black Bears will play six teams who made the postseason last year and a couple of Sweet Sixteen participants.
The two-time defending America East champs will travel down to Florida to play in the Gulf Coast Showcase in late November. Maine opens up its season Oct. 27 against Stonehill College.
Maine men's basketball will kick off its regular season against a brand new Division I opponent in Merrimack. The most notable opponent on the slate is a road game against defending NCAA Tournament champ, Virginia.
The Black Bears will make their second consecutive trip to the west coast where it will take on the University of Washington and University of Portland. Maine begins its season Oct. 27th against Husson.