UTA hoops facing daunting hoops schedule, including Gonzaga, Oregon and Houston

UT-Arlington men’s basketball team is facing a loaded non-conference schedule next season.

The Mavericks will face four NCAA Tournament teams in non-conference, including a stretch against three straight -- at Nevada on Nov. 12; at Oregon on Nov. 17; and at Gonzaga on Nov. 19.

Nevada is coming off a 29-win season; Oregon reached the Sweet 16 as a 12-seed; and Gonzaga was a No. 1-seed and reached the Elite Eight.

The other marquee non-conference game is at Houston on Dec. 11 leading into Sun Belt Conference play. The Cougars are coming off a Sweet 16 run.

The Mavericks open the season against UT Dallas on Nov. 5, and will also host Tulsa on Nov. 9, before going out West for the three-game stretch against Nevada, Oregon and Gonzaga.

Other home non-conference games include Arkansas Tech (Nov. 24), North Texas (Dec. 2) and UC Santa Barbara (Dec. 7).

Another game to cirlce on UTA’s schedule is the regular-season finale at Troy, which will be the first time former coach Scott Cross takes on his alma mater.

UTA is coming off a season in which it went 17-16 in Chris Ogden’s first year.

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