Morehead State has released a challenging schedule for the 2015-16 men's basketball season.
The Eagles schedule is highlighted by road games at Indiana, Illinois State, Pittsburgh and Saint Louis.
Coach Sean Woods' team will host Marshall, Southern Miss and Green Bay.
Here's a release from MSU:
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Morehead State has finalized its 2015-16 men's basketball schedule. The 31-game slate features 15 home games, highlighted by home contests at Johnson Arena against regional foe Marshall on Nov. 24, Southern Mississippi on Nov. 28, and conference rival Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 10. The Eagles will travel to Big Ten member Indiana on Dec. 5 and ACC member Pittsburgh on Dec. 13.
"Our schedule is always tough, but it's great," said head coach Sean Woods. "We are excited about the season and feel that our non-conference schedule will get us ready for Ohio Valley Conference play, and then for a run in March."
The non-conference home portion of the schedule includes games against Cincinnati Christian (Nov. 13), Marshall and Southern Miss of Conference USA, Southern Conference member Western Carolina (Dec. 20), and Horizon League member Green Bay (Dec. 28). The game against Marshall will be the 97th meeting with the Thundering Herd in a series that began during the 1939-40 season.
"I like our home schedule, with the likes of Southern Miss and Green Bay," said Woods. "It really gives us some interesting home games, which should get our fans excited about having some big-time quality teams come in. Marshall coming to our place is going to be big, so I'm looking forward to that."
The Eagles start out on the road against Missouri Valley Conference member Illinois State (Nov. 16) and Atlantic Sun member Northern Kentucky (Nov. 21). They then have a four-game road stretch that features contests at Atlantic 10 member Saint Louis, Indiana, Pittsburgh, and Big Sky member Eastern Washington (Dec. 17). They close out the non-conference road portion of their schedule at Davidson (Dec. 23), who is in their second year in the A10, and at Southern Conference member East Tennessee State (Dec. 30).
"Our away schedule is tough, as always," said Woods. "We have to go to IU, we have to go to Pitt, we have to play Davidson, which is one of the tougher mid-major schools in the country year-in and year-out. We have our hands full, but we're looking forward to it."
From Dec. 2 to Dec. 17, the Eagles will face a stretch of four road games against Saint Louis, Indiana, Pittsburgh, and Eastern Washington.
"Those are four quality teams," said Woods. "We'll have to show a lot of character with those quick turnarounds. We won't have a lot of time to prepare, but that will help us prepare for tournament time. Every year we try to do something like this to help get us accustomed to a tournament-type atmosphere."
Morehead State University
2015-16 Men's Basketball Schedule
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11/16/2015 Illinois State Normal, IL TBA
11/21/2015 Northern Kentucky Highland Heights, KY TBA
11/24/2015 Marshall Morehead, Ky TBA
11/28/2015 Southern Mississippi Morehead, Ky TBA
12/2/2015 Saint Louis Saint Louis, MO TBA
12/5/2015 Indiana Bloomington, IN TBA
12/13/2015 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA TBA
12/17/2015 Eastern Washington Cheney, WA TBA
12/20/2015 Western Carolina Morehead, KY TBA
12/23/2015 Davidson Davidson, NC TBA
12/28/2015 Green Bay Morehead, KY TBA
12/30/2015 East Tennessee State Johnson City, TN TBA
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2/16/2016 St. Catharine (Ky.) Morehead, KY TBA
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2/25/2016 Tennessee Tech Cookeville, Tenn. * TBA
2/27/2016 Jacksonville State Jacksonville, AL * TBA
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