The Morehead State Eagles will play a challenging men's basketball schedule in 2016-17.
The Eagles will battle the likes of Pittsburgh, Mississippi State, Purdue, Evansville, Marshall and Northern Kentucky in out-of-conference action.
Here is a release from MSU:
MOREHEAD, Ky. - Morehead State has finalized its 2016-17 men's basketball schedule. The 30-game slate features 15 home games, highlighted by contests at Johnson Arena against OVC foes Belmont on Jan. 14, Eastern Kentucky on Jan. 21, and Murray State on Feb. 8. The Eagles will travel to ACC member Pittsburgh on Nov. 25, Big Ten member Purdue on Dec. 3, and SEC member Mississippi State on Dec. 22.
Game times and home event promotions will be announced via MSUEagles.com in the near future.
"It's another tough schedule, and that's been the story of our lives the last few years. But, we want to play against the best. We use our tough schedule to get better throughout the year and it helps recruiting, because guys know they're going to get to play against the best in the country," said head coach Sean Woods.
The non-conference home portion of the schedule includes games against Kentucky Christian (Nov. 11), Atlantic Sun member Lipscomb (Nov. 13), Horizon League member Northern Kentucky (Nov. 30), Southern Conference foe East Tennessee State (Dec. 17), Southland Conference member Central Arkansas (Dec. 19), and Asbury (Ky.) (Dec. 28).
The Eagles start out on the road against longtime rival and Conference USA member Marshall on Wednesday, Nov. 16. The game against Marshall will be the 98th meeting with the Thundering Herd in a series that began during the 1939-40 season. Morehead State then travels to Missouri Valley Conference member Evansville (Nov. 19), Pittsburgh, Purdue, Lipscomb (Dec. 10), Big Sky member Eastern Washington (Dec. 13), and Mississippi State.
"During the non-conference road portion of the schedule, we're really going to have to pull up our boot straps and go at it because there's not an easy night," said Woods.
The OVC slate includes 16 games. Morehead State opens league play on the road against UT Martin (Dec. 31), followed by four straight home games against SIU Edwardsville (Jan. 5), Eastern Illinois (Jan. 7), Tennessee State (Jan. 12), and Belmont. They then face Murray State at home on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
"We're excited about bringing in Murray State on a Wednesday night. Our students will be in full force," said Woods.
Morehead State will play all of the teams in its division, the East, two times each, and face teams in the West just once.
Morehead State University
2016-17 Men's Basketball Schedule
Date Opponent Location
11/6/2016 Cincinnati Christian Morehead, KY TBD (Exhibition)
11/11/2016 Kentucky Christian Morehead, KY TBD
11/13/2016 Lipscomb Morehead, KY TBD
11/16/2016 at Marshall Huntington, WV TBD
11/19/2016 at Evansville Evansville, IN TBD
11/25/2016 at Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA TBD
11/30/2016 Northern Kentucky Morehead, KY TBD
12/3/2016 at Purdue West Lafayette, IN TBD
12/10/2016 at Lipscomb Nashville, TN TBD
12/13/2016 at Eastern Washington Cheney, WA TBD
12/17/2016 East Tennessee State Morehead, KY TBD
12/19/2016 Central Arkansas Morehead, KY TBD
12/22/2016 at Mississippi State Starkville, MS TBD
12/28/2016 Asbury (Ky.) Morehead, KY TBD
12/31/2016 at UT-Martin Martin, TN * TBD
1/5/2017 Eastern Illinois Morehead, KY * TBD
1/7/2017 SIU Edwardsville Morehead, KY * TBD
1/12/2017 Tennessee State Morehead, KY * TBD
1/14/2017 Belmont Morehead, KY * TBD
1/19/2017 at Austin Peay Clarksville, TN * TBD
1/21/2017 Eastern Kentucky Morehead, KY * TBD
1/26/2017 at Tennessee Tech Cookeville, TN * TBD
1/28/2017 at Jacksonville State Jacksonville, AL * TBD
2/4/2017 at Southeast Missouri Cape Girardeau, MO * TBD
2/8/2017 Murray State Morehead, KY * TBD
2/11/2017 at Eastern Kentucky Richmond, KY * TBD
2/16/2017 at Tennessee State Nashville, TN * TBD
2/18/2017 at Belmont Nashville, TN * TBD
2/23/2017 Tennessee Tech Morehead, KY * TBD
2/25/2017 Jacksonville State Morehead, KY * TBD
Ohio Valley Conference Tournament
3/1/2017 OVC First Round Nashville, TN * TBD
3/2/2017 OVC Second Round Nashville, TN * TBD
3/3/2017 OVC Semifinals Nashville, TN * TBD
3/4/2017 OVC Championship Nashville, TN * TBD
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