Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Western Kentucky Releases Conference USA Schedule

Western Kentucky has revealed their Conference USA schedule for the 2015-16 men's basketball season.

Here's a release from WKU:

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Home games against Middle Tennessee, UAB, LA Tech, Charlotte and Old Dominion highlight the Conference USA portion of the 2015-16 Hilltopper Basketball schedule, announced Monday by WKU.

In its second year in C-USA, WKU hosts three of the top-four finishers in the league a season ago, plus welcomes longtime rival Middle Tennessee back to Bowling Green for the first time since the 2012-13 season. In all, WKU's 18 game conference schedule is comprised of home-and-home series with Middle Tennessee, UAB, Marshall, Charlotte and Old Dominion and single games against the other eight teams in the league.

Middle Tennessee travels to E.A. Diddle Arena on Saturday, Jan. 30 for the first time since the two competed in the Sun Belt Conference in the 131st meeting in the all-time series dating back to 1914-15. WKU leads the series 92-38 and 52-13 in Bowling Green.

Other notable returns to E.A. Diddle Arena include UAB's first visit since 2006 on Jan. 28 and LA Tech's first visit since 2001 on March 5. The Blazers were C-USA's representative in the NCAA Tournament last season, where they upset third-seeded Iowa State in the second round.

WKU opens with five of its first seven league games away from home, including road trips to Texas to play Rice (Jan. 14) and North Texas (Jan. 16) and to the east coast to play Old Dominion (Jan. 21) and Charlotte (Jan. 23), but the Hilltoppers end the season with five-of-seven at home including the finale against last year's regular-season champion LA Tech (March 5).

The Hilltoppers open league play on Sunday, Jan. 3 at Marshall and have their first home conference games the following weekend against FIU (Jan. 7) and Florida Atlantic (Jan. 9).

The C-USA Tournament will be held March 8-12 in Birmingham, Ala., and will include all 14 schools.

Complete Release


J3 SUN at Marshall* Huntington, W.Va.
J7 THUR FIU* E.A. Diddle Arena
J9 SAT Florida Atlantic* E.A. Diddle Arena
J14 THUR at Rice* Houston, Texas
J16 SAT at North Texas* Denton, Texas
J21 THUR at Old Dominion* Norfolk, Va.
J23 SAT at Charlotte* Charlotte, N.C.
J28 THUR UAB* E.A. Diddle Arena
J30 SAT Middle Tennessee* E.A. Diddle Arena
F4 THUR at UTSA* San Antonio, Texas
F6 SAT at UTEP* El Paso, Texas
F13 SAT Marshall* E.A. Diddle Arena
F18 THUR Old Dominion* E.A. Diddle Arena
F20 SAT Charlotte* E.A. Diddle Arena
F25 THUR at Middle Tennessee* Murfreesboro, Tenn.
F27 SAT at UAB* Birmingham, Ala.
M3 THUR Southern Miss* E.A. Diddle Arena
M5 SAT LA Tech* E.A. Diddle Arena
M8-­‐12 TUES-­‐SAT vs. Conference USA Tournament Birmingham, Ala.
M15-­‐A4 vs. NCAA Tournament Various Locations

(*) Conference USA game

All times (CT) and subject to change

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