Yes, the College Football season just got underway last week, but that also means College Basketball is just a couple of months away. With that being said, Southeast Missouri has released their 2013-2014 Men’s Basketball schedule.
A lot is highlighted in the non-conference slate as SEMO opens up the regular season in an in-state battle against A-10 reigning champion SLU in St. Louis on Friday November 8th. A trip to Memphis on December 21st and Missouri Valley Conference foe Missouri State on December 29th also are notable non-conference game for the Redhawks. (Former Mizzou guard Michael Dixon has been cleared to play at Memphis this season, according to Gary Parrish of CBS Sports).
The Redhawks will head to Mexico in late November and early December in the Cure UCD Classic against Northern Kentucky, Tulane, and Texas State.
SEMO will open up OVC play January 2nd at Murray State and close out the regular season March 1st vs Murray State in Cape Girardeau.
Reigning champions and the newest member of the OVC, Belmont, will play at SEMO for the first time on January 9th.
SEMO finished with a 17-16 overall record last season (8-8 OVC). It was their first season over .500 under head coach Dickey Nutt and first time finishing over .500 since 2000.
The OVC Tournament gets underway in Nashville March 5th-8th. The top eight teams advance to the tournament. SEMO finished 1-1 in the tournament last year with a loss to Eastern Kentucky in the quarterfinals. SEMO has made the OVC Tournament in the last five seasons under Nutt.
Here is the full schedule:
|8||at St. Louis|
|18||at Ball State|
|29||vs Northern Kentucky
(Cure UCD Classic in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)
(Cure UCD Classic)
|1||vs Texas State
(Cure UCD Classic)
|7||at Southeastern Louisiana|
|29||at Missouri State|
|2||at Murray State|
|4||at Austin Peay|
|16||at Morehead State|
|18||at Tennessee Tech|
|1||at Eastern Kentucky|
|6||at SIU Edwardsville|
|8||at Eastern Illinois|
|22||at UT Martin|
OVC Ball Scoring Details
Scoring this season is based on an average score from four areas: All RPI numbers are based upon last season’s RPI. A maximum of 10 points are available in any single area.
This is based simply on an average of last season’s RPI. All non D-I squads are given a RPI of 400 for average purposes.
Every 10 RPI points higher loses 1/2 point.
Quality Home Games
Every home game is worth up to 2.5 points based upon difficulty. This is simply to reward teams that bring quality opponents in front of their home crowd.
RPI of Home Game
1-100: 2.5 points
101-150: 2 points
151-175: 1.5 points
176-200: 1 point
Any D-I: .5 point
Quality Road / Neutral Game
Teams should get some credit for scheduling tough opponents regardless, but only up to 1.5 points available here, and only for challenging games. (RPI numbers loosened from previous years)
RPI of Road / Neutral Game
1-50: 1.5 points
51-100: 1 points
100-200: .5 point.
Regional Rivals (new this year)
Up to three points available for all opponents that could be considered “regional rivals”
Driving Distance between Universities (Division I Only)
<150 Miles: 2 points
<300 Miles: 1 point
In-State Opponent (All Divisions): .5 point