Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Murray State Releases 2015-16 Men's Basketball Schedule

The Murray State Racers and new head coach Matt McMahon have released their men's basketball schedule for the 2015-16 season.

Here's a release from MSU:

Murray State Men's Basketball released its 2015-16 schedule that gives Racer fans many opportunities to see Matt McMahon's rookie campaign as head coach.

The Racers' slate includes the Gulf Coast Showcase Thanksgiving week and a 15-game home schedule at the CFSB Center. MSU's non-conference opponents at the CFSB Center include Middle Tennessee, Evansville and Southern Illinois.

Murray State enters the season with the nation's fourth-longest run of consecutive winning seasons at 28.

When Ohio Valley Conference play begins in January, the Racers seek to back up last season's championship which was the 24th in program history.

"We've got some big challenges with our non-conference schedule that will prepare us for the OVC," McMahon said. "I'm excited about the opportunity to take our team to the Gulf Coast Showcase and Florida, a state that has been great for us in recruiting. Our home schedule is strong and we have several road games that our fans can make easily."

After an exhibition game at home against Freed-Hardeman (Nov. 5), the Racers open the regular season against Harris Stowe (Nov. 13) as they look to continue a 15-game home win streak from last season. MSU hosts Middle Tennessee (Nov. 17).

The Racers' first road trip begins at Georgia (Nov. 20). The game marks MSU's first appearance in Athens, Ga., and their second meeting with the Bulldogs since they first met in the NCAA Tournament in Chicago in 2002.

From UGA, the Racers head for the Fort Meyers area to compete in the Gulf Coast Showcase (Nov 23-25). Milwaukee is the Racers' first opponent. From there, the Racers will face either Pepperdine or Duquesne. The other half of the bracket features Western Kentucky, Weber State, Central Michigan and Drake.

Saturday, Nov. 28, the Racers are back at home to host Alabama A&M.

In December, the Racers alternate three road and three home games. MSU has road games at Houston (Dec. 2), Illinois State (Dec. 13) and Wright State (Dec. 22). The three home games include Evansville (Dec. 5), Southern Illinois (Dec. 18) and Brescia (Dec. 30).

Complete Schedule:

Date Time Opponent Location H/A Conf. Game Time/Result
11/5/2015 7:00 p.m. Freed-Hardeman CFSB Center H 7:00 p.m.
11/13/2015 7:00 p.m. Harris-Stowe State CFSB Center H 7:00 p.m.
11/17/2015 7:00 p.m. Middle Tennessee CFSB Center H 7:00 p.m.
11/20/2015 Georgia Athens, GA A
Gulf Coast Showcase
11/23/2015 11:00 a.m. Milwaukee Estero, Fla. N 11:00 a.m.
11/24/2015 TBA Estero, Fla. N
11/25/2015 TBA Estero, Fla. N

11/28/2015 7:00 p.m. Alabama A&M CFSB Center H 7:00 p.m.
12/2/2015 TBA Houston Houston, TX A TBA
12/5/2015 7:30 p.m. Evansville CFSB Center H 7:30 p.m.
12/13/2015 Illinois State Normal, IL A
12/18/2015 7:00 p.m. Southern Illinois CFSB Center H 7:00 p.m.
12/22/2015 6:00 p.m. Wright State Dayton, OH A 6:00 p.m.
12/30/2015 7:00 p.m. Brescia CFSB Center H 7:00 p.m.
1/2/2016 5:30 p.m. Morehead State CFSB Center H 5:30 p.m.
1/7/2016 7:00 p.m. Tennessee Tech CFSB Center H 7:00 p.m.
1/9/2016 5:30 p.m. Jacksonville State CFSB Center H 5:30 p.m.
1/14/2016 Belmont Nashville, TN A
1/16/2016 Tennessee State Nashville, TN A
1/21/2016 7:00 p.m. Eastern Illinois CFSB Center H 7:00 p.m.
1/23/2016 7:00 p.m. SIU Edwardsville CFSB Center H 7:00 p.m.
1/27/2016 Eastern Kentucky Richmond, KY A
1/30/2016 UT Martin Martin, TN A
2/4/2016 8:00 p.m. Southeast Missouri Cape Girardeau, Mo. A 8:00 p.m.
2/6/2016 7:00 p.m. Austin Peay CFSB Center H 7:00 p.m.
2/11/2016 TBA SIUE Edwardsville, IL A TBA
2/13/2016 7:00 p.m. Southeast Missouri CFSB Center H 7:00 p.m.
2/20/2016 7:00 p.m. Austin Peay Clarksville, TN A 7:00 p.m.
2/25/2016 TBA Eastern Illinois Charleston, IL A TBA
2/27/2016 7:00 p.m. UT Martin CFSB Center H 7:00 p.m.

Ohio Valley Conference Tournament
3/2/2016 6:00 or 8:00 p.m. Ohio Valley Conference Nashville, Tenn. N 6:00 or 8:00 p.m.
3/3/2016 6:00 or 8:00 p.m. Ohio Valley Conference Nashville, Tenn. N 6:00 or 8:00 p.m.
3/4/2016 6:30 p.m. or 9 p.m. Ohio Valley Conference Nashville, Tenn. N 6:30 p.m. or 9 p.m.
3/5/2016 6:00 p.m. Ohio Valley Conference Nashville, Tenn. N 6:00 p.m.

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