According to Mark Emmert of the Portland Press Herald, Longwood will head to Orono, Maine on November 24 to take on the University of Maine Black Bears.
This will be the first meeting between the two schools and is a bit odd of an out-of-conference match up given the proximity of the two schools. Maine will be in their second year under head coach Bob Walsh. Last year the Black Bears went 3-27 overall and 2-14 in America East play. Walsh was formerly a Division III head coach at Rhode Island College.
The match up with Longwood will be the home opener for Maine.
Maine is the ninth out-of-conference opponent that has been uncovered thus far. Longwood will hit the road to play Oklahoma State (Dec 15), George Mason (Dec 19), and Richmond. The Lancers are expected to host UMBC and James Madison as home, as well as participate in a three team tournament at Eastern Kentucky featuring the host Colonels, Ball State, and South Carolina State.