The Maryland Eastern Shore basketball team has loaded up on the “power” conferences in the non-MEAC portion of their 2017-18 schedule. The Hawks will face the Big Ten’s Maryland, the Big East’s Georgetown, and the Atlantic Ten’s St. Bonaventure in the Emerald Gulf Coast Classic. The early rounds of this event will see Maryland Eastern shore play all three of those contests at the arena’s of each of the respective schools (November 12 at Maryland, November 15 at St. Bonaventure, November 18 at Georgetown). The third round and championship games will be played at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, FL
Other non-conference games of note are a December 10th trip to Virginia Tech and a game at Iowa State on December 20. Last season the Hawks finished sixth in the MEAC and overall posted a 14-20 record.