As teams begin to release their non-conference schedules, it’s time to see what games could help make or break the teams season. We’re nearing the end with Eastern Kentucky.
In Richmond, basketball season doesn’t start until December. Competitive Basketball…that doesn’t start in Richmond until conference season.
Without a doubt, this is the weakest schedule I’ve seen. Yes, there are 2 SEC opponents, but no top 100-RPI teams from last year, and the only 3 D-I teams they play at home were horrible teams last year.
The in-season games games make no sense. Hosting Longwood in January, and Mid-Continent in February? These are just distractions during conference play. Neither of these games should be competitive.
This is a bad schedule, and their fans are the big losers.
Non Conference Schedule and RPI
All RPI numbers provided from Basketball State
|@ Mississippi State (2K Classic)||119|
|@ Presbyterian College||204|
|@ Liberty (2K Classic)||184|
|vs William & Mary (2K Classic)||228|
|vs Lehigh (2K Classic)||205|
|@ Norfolk State||270|
|@ Delaware State||309|
|North Carolina Central||280|