Gold Rush add exhibition game Nov. 30 at UNO

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NEW ORLEANS — City rivals Xavier University of Louisiana and the University of New Orleans will resume their men’s basketball series at 6 p.m. Nov. 30 — the Saturday after Thanksgiving — at UNO’s Lakefront Arena.

Jason Horn, XULA’s assistant vice president for student affairs / director of athletics & recreation, announced Wednesday the game, which completes the Gold Rush schedule for 2019-20.

It will be the first meeting in eight seasons between the Gold Rush, a longtime NAIA member, and the Privateers of NCAA Division I. XULA will count the game as an exhibition.

Most recently XULA and UNO met twice during the 2011-12 season, with the Gold Rush winning 79-70 at UNO and 75-69 at The Barn.

It will be the first of two XULA appearances at Lakefront Arena this season. The Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets will play Dillard there in the Bleu Devil Classic Feb. 29.

To fit UNO into the schedule, XULA moved its trip to William Carey — originally scheduled for Nov. 30 — to 7 p.m. Nov. 14. However, the XULA women’s game at William Carey will remain on Nov. 30.

Coach Alfred Williams’s Gold Rush will play 30 regular-season games and two exhibitions. The other exhibition will be Nov. 11 at NCAA DI Southeastern Louisiana.

Xavier University of Louisiana
2019-20 Men’s Basketball Schedule

Oct. 25 (Fri.):  at Thomas, 5 p.m. EDT
Oct. 26 (Sat.):  at Cosatal Georgia, 4 p.m. EDT
Oct. 30 (Wed.):  CARVER, 7 p.m.
Nov. 2 (Sat.):  at Mobile (DH), 4 p.m.
Nov. 5 (Tue.):  WILLIAM CAREY, 7 p.m.
Nov. 9 (Sat.):  LeMOYNE-OWEN, 1 p.m.  (Homecoming)
Nov. 11 (Mon.):  at Southeastern Louisiana, 7:30 p.m.  (exhibition)
Nov. 14 (Thu.):  at William Carey, 7 p.m.
Nov. 16 (Sat.):  at Columbus State, 1 p.m. EST
Nov. 17 (Sun.):  at Clark Atlanta, 4 p.m. EST
Nov. 20 (Wed.):  WILEY, 7 p.m.
Nov. 22 (Fri.):  at Texas College, 6 p.m.
Nov. 23 (Sat.):  at Huston-Tillotson, 6 p.m.
Nov. 26 (Tue.):  LOYOLA (N.O.), 7 p.m.
Nov. 30 (Sat.):  at New Orleans, 6 p.m.  (exhibition)
Dec. 14 (Sat.):  at Loyola (N.O.) (DH), 4 p.m.
Dec. 17 (Tue.):  MOBILE (DH), 5 p.m.
Jan. 7 (Tue.):  TEXAS COLLEGE, 7 p.m.
Jan. 11 (Sat.)  •  at Philander Smith (DH), 4 p.m.
Jan. 13 (Mon.)  •  at Rust (DH), 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 20 (Mon.)  •  at SUNO (DH), 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 25 (Sat.):  •  TALLADEGA (DH), 5 p.m.
Jan. 27 (Mon.):  •  EDWARD WATERS (DH), 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 1 (Sat.):  •  RUST (DH), 5 p.m.
Feb. 3 (Mon.):  •  PHILANDER SMITH (DH), 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 8 (Sat.)  •  at Tougaloo (DH), 5 p.m.
Feb. 15 (Sat.):  •  DILLARD (DH), 5 p.m.  (Crosstown Classic)
Feb. 17 (Mon.):  •  SUNO (DH), 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 22 (Sat.)  •  at Talladega (DH), 5 p.m.
Feb. 24 (Mon.)  •  at Edward Waters (DH), 7:30 p.m. EST
Feb. 29 (Sat.)  •  at Dillard (DH), 5 p.m.  (at UNO Lakefront Arena)
March 2 (Mon.):  •  TOUGALOO (DH), 7:30 p.m.
March 5, 7-8 (Fri.-Sun.):  Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Tournament at New Orleans, TBA
March 18-24 (Wed.-Tue.):  NAIA Division I National Championship tournament at Kansas City, Mo., TBA

•  Gulf Coast Athletic Conference game
(DH) Doubleheader with XULA’s women
All times are Central except where noted
Schedule is subject to change

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