Lopes’ Up: GCU 2014-15 schedule features hoops heavyweights

It didn’t take long for head coach Dan Majerle and his Grand Canyon men’s basketball team to put their stamp on life in Division-I winning 15 games and receiving a postseason bid this spring in their inaugural season in the Western Athletic Conference.

The fall will bring a whole new challenge with road games at Kentucky (November 14th) and Indiana (December 13th) and home matchups in the newly renovated GCU Arena (expanding to close to 7,000 capacity) against NCAA tournament regulars New Mexico and Harvard. The Lopes will play 21 home games this season.

Other intriguing games include a trip to Mt. Pleasant, Michigan to face Majerle’s alma mater Central Michigan on November 29th. GCU will host WAC powers Utah Valley and New Mexico State on February 14th and 21st, respectively.

Here’s the complete schedule:

11/16-Western New Mexico (exhibition)

11/14- @ Kentucky

11/17-Montana State

11/20-UT-Arlington

11/21-Florida A&M

11/25-Buffalo

11/29-@ Central Michigan

12/2-@ Illinois-Chicago

12/6-Great Falls

12/9-Idaho State

12/13-@ Indiana

12/15-Bethune-Cookman

12/17-Incarnate Word

12/20-St. Edward’s

12/23-New Mexico

12/28-Abilene Christian

12/30-Harvard

1/4-UC Riverside

1/10-CSU Bakersfield

1/15-@ Utah Valley

1/22-@ New Mexico State

1/24-@ UTPA

1/29-Kansas City

1/31-Chicago State

2/5-@ Seattle

2/7-@ CSU Bakersfield

2/14-Utah Valley

2/19-UTPA

2/21-New Mexico State

2/26-@ Chicago State

2/28-@ Kansas City

3/7-Seattle