The Kentucky State University men's basketball schedule for 2016-17 has been released.
Here's a look:
Frankfort, Ky.—Three non-conference homes games, a spot in the Bellarmine Classic, and a Saturday evening affair at the Exum Center with rival Central State University, highlighted the unveiling of Kentucky State University men's basketball 2016-17 schedule on Monday.
"I have a strongly feeling that we will have one of the top non-conference strength of schedule rankings in the nation," said first-year head coach of the Thorobreds, Jamaal Jackson. "Four of the teams we play are perennial Top-25 teams, in Bellarmine University, University of Southern Indiana, University of Indianapolis, and Kentucky Wesleyan College. When our players saw our schedule, they were extremely excited about getting the opportunity to compete against the best."
The season will tip off on Nov. 15 with KSU hosting the first of three non-conference home games against the University of the Cumberlands (Nov. 15). Followed by 20-plus game winner each of the last five years in UIndy (Nov. 26), and Lindsey Wilson (Dec. 10).
In the latter part of December, the Thorobreds will compete in the Bellarmine Classic, facing off against the Knights (Dec. 16) and USI (Dec. 17).
The Thorobreds will begin the SIAC portion of the schedule with three straight road contest against Paine College (Nov. 30), Claflin University (Dec. 1), and defending conference tournament champions Benedict University (Dec. 3).
"As it is every year, the SIAC will be extremely competitive," said Jackson. "I know from firsthand experience that you must come ready to work every single night. We are familiar with all of these teams and the level that they're capable of performing with each and every night."
Kentucky State University
2016-17 Men's Basketball Schedule
Date Day Opponent Location Time
11/8/2016 Tue. Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.) Columbia, KY 8:00 PM ET
11/15/2016 Tue. University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) Frankfort, KY 7:00 PM ET
11/19/2016 Sat. University of Illinois Springfield Springfield, IL 8:00 PM ET
11/22/2016 Tue. Kentucky Wesleyan College Owensboro, KY 8:00 PM ET
11/26/2016 Sat. University of Indianapolis Frankfort, KY 3:00 PM ET
11/30/2016 Wed. Paine College Augusta, GA 7:30 PM ET
12/1/2016 Thu. Claflin University Orangeburg, SC 7:30 PM ET
12/3/2016 Sat. Benedict College Columbia, SC 3:00 PM ET
12/6/2016 Tue. University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) Williamsburg, KY 7:00 PM ET
12/10/2016 Sat. Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.) Frankfort, KY 2:00 PM ET
12/16/2016 Fri. Bellarmine University Louisville, KY TBA
12/17/2016 Sat. University of Southern Indiana Louisville, Ky. TBA
12/29/2016 Thu. Albany State University Frankfort, KY 7:30 PM ET
12/31/2016 Sat. Fort Valley State University Frankfort, KY 3:00 PM ET
1/5/2017 Thu. Albany State University Albany, GA 7:00 PM ET
1/7/2017 Sat. Clark Atlanta University Atlanta, GA 3:00 PM ET
1/14/2017 Sat. Tuskegee University Frankfort, KY 3:00 PM ET
1/16/2017 Mon. Miles College Frankfort, KY 7:30 PM ET
1/21/2017 Sat. Central State University Wilberforce, OH 8:00 PM ET
1/28/2017 Sat. Auburn University Montgomery (Ala.) Frankfort, KY 6:00 PM ET
1/30/2017 Mon. Lane College Frankfort, KY 7:30 PM ET
2/4/2017 Sat. LeMoyne-Owen College Memphis, TN 3:00 PM ET
2/6/2017 Mon. Spring Hill College (Ala.) Mobile, AL 7:30 PM ET
2/11/2017 Sat. Central State University Frankfort, KY 6:00 PM ET
2/16/2017 Thu. Lane College Jackson, TN 7:30 PM ET
2/18/2017 Sat. LeMoyne-Owen College Frankfort, KY 6:00 PM ET
2/20/2017 Mon. Spring Hill College (Ala.) Frankfort, KY 7:30 PM ET
2/23/2017 Thu. Cedarville University (Ohio) Frankfort, KY 7:30 PM ET
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