The Cleveland State men's basketball team released its 2011-12 schedule on Wednesday, and the Vikings will be tested early with eight of their first 10 games on the road.
CSU will open the regular season in a nationally televised game at Vanderbilt (ESPNU) on Nov. 13 as part of the Ticket City Legends Classic. The Crusaders return all five starters from a team that lost to Richmond in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.
Two days later, CSU will have its home opener against Rio Grande and St. Bonaventure visits the Wolstein Center on Nov. 18.
Then CSU will play seven straight road games.
On Nov. 22, CSU travels to Kent State, who return four starters from a team that advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT.
Then CSU will conclude play in the Legends Classic in the Kingston subregional at Rhode Island during Thanksgiving weekend.