Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bellarmine University Releases 2015-16 Basketball Schedule

Bellarmine University has revealed their men's basketball schedule for the 2015-16 season.

The Knights will officially release their exhibition schedule at a later date, but it is already known that they will travel to Louisville on November 1.

The schedule also includes a conference game against McKendree in December that will be shown live on ESPN3.

Here's a release from BU:

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Bellarmine University men's basketball team announced its 2015-16 regular season schedule today with the Knights playing 27 regular season games including a nationally distributed game live from Knights Hall on Dec. 5 against McKendree. Bellarmine's 2015-16 exhibition schedule will be announced at a later date.

Again this season, Coach Scott Davenport and his staff have assembled a rigorous schedule that includes non-conference games against traditional DII powerhouses Findlay, Lincoln Memorial and Midwestern State along with the always-challenging Great Lakes Valley Conference slate.

Bellarmine opens the regular season by hosting Northwood and Saginaw Valley in the GLIAC-GLVC Challenge on Nov. 14 and 15. The following weekend, the Knights remain home to welcome Christian Brothers in a game scheduled to tip at 7 p.m.

The first road game will be a stiff challenge as Bellarmine visits Croy Gymnasium to take on the Findlay Oilers on Tuesday, Nov. 24. The Knights will stay on the road for their next two games with their annual appearance in the University of Southern Indiana's Bill Joergens Memorial Classic where they will tangle with Midwestern State and Ohio Valley on Nov. 27 and 28 respectively.

Bellarmine returns home on Dec. 3 when it will open GLVC play with a Thursday night game against Illinois Springfield. Two days later the Knights welcome both McKendree and ESPN3 in a 3:15 p.m. game as Bellarmine reaps the benefit of a nationally distributed game earned by winning the NCAA's Division II Award of Excellence last season.

The Knights' final action before the NCAA-mandated winter break comes when they host St. Catharine College and Shaw University on Dec. 11 and 12 in the Holiday Inn Express Classic.

Bellarmine opens post-winter break action with its final non-conference game of the year on Jan. 2 as the Railsplitters of Lincoln Memorial visit Knights Hall in a game that will feature teams that combined to win 61 games last season.

Complete Release

2015-16 Men's Basketball Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time/Result
11/14/2015 Northwood University (MI) Louisville, KY 7:30 PM
11/15/2015 Saginaw Valley State University Louisville, KY 7:30 PM
11/21/2015 Christian Brothers University Louisville, KY 7 PM
11/24/2015 University of Findlay Findlay, OH 7:30 PM

Bill Joergens Memorial Classic
11/27/2015 Midwestern State University Evansville, IN 6:15 EST
11/28/2015 Ohio Valley University Evansville, IN 6:15 EST

12/3/2015 University of Illinois Springfield Louisville, KY 8 PM
12/5/2015 McKendree University Louisville, KY 3:15 PM
12/11/2015 St. Catherine University Louisville, KY 7:30 PM
12/12/2015 Shaw University Louisville, KY 7:30 PM
1/2/2016 Lincoln Memorial University Louisville, KY 3 PM
1/7/2016 William Jewell College (Mo.) Liberty, MO 8:30 PM (ET)
1/9/2016 Rockhurst University Kansas City, MO 4 PM (ET)
1/14/2016 Truman State University Louisville, KY 8 PM
1/16/2016 Quincy University Louisville, KY 3:15 PM
1/18/2016 University of Southern Indiana Louisville, KY 8 PM
1/21/2016 University of Wisconsin-Parkside Kenosha, WI 8:30 PM (ET)
1/23/2016 Lewis University Romeoville, IL 4 PM (ET)
1/28/2016 Saint Joseph's College (Ind.) Louisville, KY 8 PM
1/30/2016 University of Indianapolis Louisville, KY 8 PM
2/4/2016 Missouri S&T Rolla, MO 8:30 PM (ET)
2/6/2016 Drury University Springfield, MO 4:15 PM (ET)
2/11/2016 University of Missouri - St. Louis Louisville, KY 8 PM
2/13/2016 Maryville University Louisville, KY 3:15 PM
2/18/2016 McKendree University Lebanon, IL 8:30 PM (ET)
2/20/2016 University of Illinois Springfield Springfield, IL 4 PM (ET)
2/25/2016 University of Southern Indiana Evansville, IN 8:30 PM (ET)

Great Lakes Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
2/28/2016 GLVC Tournament First Round (if needed) TBA TBA
3/3/2016 GLVC Tournament Quarterfinals TBA TBA
3/4/2016 GLVC Tournament Semifinals TBA TBA
3/5/2016 GLVC Championship TBA TBA

NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament
3/12/2016 NCAA Tournament First Round TBA TBA
3/13/2016 NCAA Tournament Second Round TBA TBA
3/15/2016 NCAA Regional Final TBA TBA
3/23/2016 NCAA Division II Elite Eight Frisco, TX TBA
3/24/2016 NCAA Division II Final Four Frisco, TX TBA
3/26/2016 NCAA Division II National Championship Frisco, TX TBA

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