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


11/21-Florida A&M


11/[email protected] Central Michigan

12/[email protected] Illinois-Chicago

12/6-Great Falls

12/9-Idaho State

12/[email protected] Indiana


12/17-Incarnate Word

12/20-St. Edward’s

12/23-New Mexico

12/28-Abilene Christian


1/4-UC Riverside

1/10-CSU Bakersfield

1/[email protected] Utah Valley

1/[email protected] New Mexico State

1/[email protected] UTPA

1/29-Kansas City

1/31-Chicago State

2/[email protected] Seattle

2/[email protected] CSU Bakersfield

2/14-Utah Valley


2/21-New Mexico State

2/[email protected] Chicago State

2/[email protected] Kansas City