The Syracuse Orange men's basketball program's 2012-13 non-conference schedule got a bit harder this week, as Long Beach St., a NCAA Tournament team last season, was added. The news came from a press release from the 49ers' athletic website, which slated the contest as a home game for the Orange on Dec. 6.
For Syracuse, this will be the first non-conference home game as it will play the San Diego St. Aztecs (Nov. 9) and the Temple Owls (Dec. 12) on neutral courts and the Arkansas Razorbacks on the road.
Here's a quick composite look at the Orange's non-conference schedule:
Nov. 9: at San Diego St. Aztecs (Battle of the Midway -- on the aircraft carrier USS Midway).
Nov. 30: at Arkansas Razorbacks (SEC-Big East Challenge)
Dec. 6: vs. Long Beach St. 49ers
Dec. 12: vs. Temple Owls (Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden)