Here's a release from UPIKE:
PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- In just a little over two months, the sounds of University of Pikeville basketball will fill the East Ky. Expo Center, according to the 2016-17 schedule released by head coach Kelly Wells on Friday.
While the unofficial start date is Oct. 21 with the annual Basketball Blast-Off at UPIKE Gym, the regular-season will begin four days later on Oct. 25 with Central Penn coming to the expo.
The next few weeks will see the Bears host and take part in multiple events, including their own UPIKE Tip-Off, Appalachian Wireless and Walters Auto Classics, followed by three games in the MSC/SSAC Challenge in Pulaski, Tenn.
Opponents at that challenge on Nov. 17-19 will be a good early-season test for UPIKE as Martin Methodist (Tenn.) went 18-13 last season, Faulkner (Ala.) was 21-14 and Bethel (Tenn.) went 18-12.
The UPIKE Tip-Off Classic on Oct. 28-29 will be tough as well with Bluefield (Va.) up first, a team the Bears beat 93-82 last season, followed by Bob Jones, a team that won its first six games last year.
Shawnee State (Ohio) is the first Mid-South Conference opponent on the slate with the "battle of the Bears" scheduled for Nov. 26 in Pikeville. Two days later, defending national-runner up Georgetown comes to town for a Saturday tilt.
Date Time Opponent Location Home / Away Conference Game
10/21/2016 7:30 p.m. ET Basketball Blast-Off Pikeville, Ky. H
10/25/2016 7:00 p.m. ET Central Penn Pikeville, Ky. H
UPIKE Tip-Off Classic
10/28/2016 8:00 p.m. ET Bluefield Pikeville, Ky. H
10/29/2016 4:00 p.m. ET Bob Jones Pikeville, Ky. H
Appalachian Wireless Classic
11/4/2016 8:00 p.m. ET Ohio State (Mansfield) Pikeville, Ky. H
11/5/2016 4:00 p.m. ET Ohio University (Lancaster) Pikeville, Ky. H
11/8/2016 7:00 p.m. ET Union Pikeville, Ky. H
Walters Auto Classic
11/11/2016 8:00 p.m. ET Carlow Pikeville, Ky. H
11/12/2016 6:00 p.m. ET Point Park Pikeville, Ky. H
11/17/2016 7:00 p.m. ET Martin Methodist Pulaski, Tenn. A
11/18/2016 4:30 p.m. ET Bethel Pulaski, Tenn. N
11/19/2016 11:00 a.m. ET Faulkner Pulaski, Tenn. N
11/26/2016 4:00 p.m. ET Shawnee State Pikeville, Ky. H *
11/28/2016 8:00 p.m. ET Georgetown Pikeville, Ky. H *
12/1/2016 4:00 p.m. ET Life Marietta, Ga. A *
12/16/2016 7:00 p.m. ET Bob Jones Pikeville, Ky. H
12/28/2016 TBA Saint Mary (Kan.) Hialeah, Fla. N
12/29/2016 TBA North American Hialeah, Fla. N
12/30/2016 TBA Florida National Hialeah, Fla. N
1/5/2017 7:00 p.m. ET Simmons Pikeville, Ky. H
1/7/2017 4:00 p.m. ET Campbellsville Pikeville, Ky. H *
1/12/2017 9:00 p.m. ET Lindsey Wilson Columbia, Ky. A *
1/14/2017 5:00 p.m. ET Cumberland Lebanon, Tenn. A *
1/21/2017 4:00 p.m. ET Cumberlands Williamsburg, Ky. A *
1/26/2017 8:00 p.m. ET Georgetown Georgetown, Ky. A *
1/28/2017 4:00 p.m. ET Shawnee State Portsmouth, Ohio A *
2/1/2017 7:00 p.m. ET Maine at Fort Kent Pikeville, Ky. H
2/4/2017 4:00 p.m. ET Life Pikeville, Ky. H *
2/11/2017 4:00 p.m. ET Campbellsville Campbellsville, Ky. A *
2/16/2017 8:00 p.m. ET Cumberland Pikeville, Ky. H *
2/18/2017 4:00 p.m. ET Lindsey Wilson Pikeville, Ky. H *
2/25/2017 4:00 p.m. ET Cumberlands Pikeville, Ky. H *
3/1-5/2017 TBA TBA Frankfort, Ky. N
NAIA National Championship
3/17-21/2017 TBA TBA Kansas City, Mo. N