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The OVC basketball schedules are slowly trickling out. Here’s what we know.

New games, or updated dates in orange

See something I’m missing? Let me know in the comments.


AUSTIN PEAY (Non-conference schedule complete)

  • at Dayton (Nov. 11th)
  • vs Oakland City (Nov. 14th)
  • vs Northern Kentucky (Nov. 18th in Oxford, Ohio)
  • at Miami (OH) (Nov. 19th)
  • vs Delaware (Nov. 20th in Oxford, Ohio)
  • vs Spalding (Nov. 26th)
  • vs Fort Wayne (Nov. 30th)
  • at Arkansas (Dec. 3rd)
  • at Fort Wayne (Dec. 10th)
  • at Wofford (Dec. 15th)
  • at Evansville (Dec. 17th)
  • vs Lipscomb (Dec. 20th)
  • at Indiana (Dec. 22nd)
  • at Western Kentucky (Dec. 28th)


BELMONT (Non-conference schedule complete)

  • at Vanderbilt (Nov. 15th)
  • vs Western Kentucky (Nov. 19th)
  • at Florida (Nov. 21st)
  • at Rhode Island (Nov. 25th)
  • vs Lipscomb (Nov. 29th)
  • at Pepperdine (Dec. 3rd)
  • at Lipscomb (Dec. 6th)
  • vs Middle Tennessee (Dec. 14th)
  • at UW-Milwaukee (Dec. 17th)
  • at Green Bay (Dec. 19th)
  • vs Cleveland State (Dec. 22)
  • vs Trevecca Nazarene (Feb. 21)



    • at Green Bay
  • at Missouri (Nov. 17th)
  • at Indiana State (Nov. 21st)
  • vs Bradley (Nov. 29th)
  • at University of Illinois at Chicago (Dec. 4th)
  • at Missouri (Dec. 17th)
  • at Indiana State (Dec. 21st)


EASTERN KENTUCKY (Non-conference schedule complete)

  • vs IUPUI (Nov. 11th)
  • vs UNC Wilmington (Nov. 14th)
  • at Auburn (Nov. 17th)
  • at Texas Tech (Nov. 19th)
  • vs Idaho State (Nov. 22nd in Cancun, Mexico)
  • vs Georgia State or NJIT (Nov. 23rd in Cancun, Mexico)
  • vs Berea College (Nov. 26th)
  • vs Western Kentucky (Nov. 30th)
  • vs Marshall (Dec. 3rd)
  • at Jacksonville (Dec. 7th)
  • at Ball State (Dec. 10th)
  • at Louisville (Dec. 17th)
  • at Norfolk State (Dec. 19th)
  • at Manhattan (Dec. 22nd)
  • vs UV-Wise (Dec. 28th)



    • at Western Kentucky (this will be funnnnnn!)
    • at TCU
  • at Tulsa (Nov. 11th)
  • at Missouri State (Nov. 13th)
  • Two games in Las Vegas vs TBD (Nov. 25th and 26th)
  • at Samford (Dec. 3rd)
  • at Maryland (Dec. 12th)
  • at Howard (Dec. 14th)
  • at USC Upstate (Dec. 18th)
  • at Chattanooga (Dec. 21st)



    • vs East Tennessee State
    • vs Northern Kentucky
  • vs Lipscomb (Nov. 13th)
  • at Marshall (Nov. 15th)
  • at Evansville (Nov. 19th)
  • at Pittsburgh (Nov. 25th)
  • at Purdue (Dec. 3rd)
  • at Lipscomb (Dec. 10th)
  • at Eastern Washington (Dec. 13th)
  • vs Central Arkansas (Nov. 19th)
  • at Mississippi State (Dec. 22nd)
  • vs Asbury (Dec. 28th)


MURRAY STATE (Non-conference schedule complete)

  • vs Illinois State (Nov. 11th)
  • at Middle Tennessee State (Nov. 15th)
  • vs Green Bay (Nov. 19th in Bowling Green, Ohio)
  • vs UMKC (Nov. 20th in Bowling Green, Ohio)
  • at Bowling Green (Nov. 21st)
  • vs Alabama A&M (Nov. 26th)
  • at Southern Illinois (Nov. 29th)
  • vs Detroit (Dec. 3rd)
  • at Evansville (Dec. 10th)
  • vs Bethel (Dec. 12th)
  • at Ole Miss (Dec. 15th)
  • at South Dakota State (Dec. 17th)
  • vs Wright State (Dec. 22nd)
  • vs Brescia (Dec. 29th)


SIUE (Non-conference schedule complete)

  • at Hawaii (Nov. 11th)
  • vs Florida Atlantic (Nov. 13th in Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • vs Texas State (Nov. 14th in Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • vs SIU (Nov. 18th)
  • at Arkansas State (Nov. 22nd)
  • vs IUPUI (Nov. 26th)
  • at Grand Canyon (Nov. 28th)
  • at Indiana (Dec. 2nd)
  • vs Stetson (Fla.) (Dec. 7th)
  • at St. Louis (Dec. 10th)
  • at Green Bay (Dec. 19th)
  • at Marquette (Dec. 21st)
  • vs Missouri S&T (Dec. 28th)


SOUTHEAST MISSOURI (Non-Conference schedule complete)

  • at Illinois (Nov. 11th)
  • vs Hannibal-LaGrange (Nov. 13th)
  • at Western Illinois (Nov. 16th)
  • at Bradley (Nov. 18th)
  • vs UT Rio Grande Valley (Nov. 21st)
  • at UMKC (Nov. 28th)
  • vs Central Arkansas (Dec. 1st)
  • at Indiana (Dec. 4th)
  • vs Missouri State (Dec. 7th)
  • vs Northern Kentucky (Dec. 10th)
  • at Missouri State (Dec. 17th)
  • at DePaul (Dec. 19th)
  • Two games in Las Vegas vs TBD (Dec. 22nd and 23rd)
  • vs Henderson State (Dec. 29th)


TENNESSEE STATE (Non-conference schedule complete)

  • vs UC Davis (in Santa Clara, CA) (Nov. 11th)
  • vs Northern Arizona (in Santa Clara, CA) (Nov. 12th)
  • at Santa Clara (Nov. 13th)
  • at Middle Tennessee (Nov. 18th)
  • at Canisius (Nov. 23rd)
  • vs Reinhardt (Nov. 26th)
  • at Vanderbilt (Nov. 29th)
  • at Lipscomb (Dec. 3rd)
  • at NC State (Dec. 10th)
  • vs Alabama State (Dec. 14th)
  • at Duke (Dec. 19th)
  • vs Covenant (Dec. 27th)
  • vs Kennesaw State (Jan. 2nd)



    • at Ohio
    • vs Sam Houston State
    • vs Southern
  • at Georgia Tech (Nov. 11th)
  • at Lipscomb (Dec. 1st)
  • at Tennessee (Dec. 13th)
  • vs Lipscomb (Dec. 17th)
  • vs Furman (Dec. 19th)



  • at Ole Miss (Nov. 11th)
  • vs Cleveland State (Nov. 18th)
  • at Canisius (Nov. 21st)
  • at Duquesne (Nov. 23rd)
  • at Kentucky (Nov. 25th)
  • at Illinois State (Dec. 10th)



  • Ohio Valley Conference Tournament (Mar. 1-4)
  • NCAA Tournament (First Four: Mar. 14-15, First Round: Mar. 15-16)

  1. Anonymous:
    Love this breakdown per team!
    • Catlin Bogard:
  2. Anonymous:
    Semo had a 3yr contract with Ole Miss. Semo has to make a return trip to Ole Miss sometime this year.
    • Catlin Bogard:
      Apparently not. It's not on SEMO's non-conf. schedule for some reason. Ole Miss may have just paid out the deal, or they just pushed it back a year.
  3. mike:
    Muray state is also playing at siu
    • Catlin Bogard:
      I thought that series continued this year. Added, thanks!
  4. Craig Gleerup:
    Belmont @ Vanderbilt Nov. 15
    • Catlin Bogard:
      Added. Thanks!
  5. NashvilleGov:
    Govs open up November 11 at Dayton. This is Dave Loos' final season, btw.
    • Catlin Bogard:
      Have they made that official? I know he's only on a one-year deal, but I hadn't seen an official announcement about this being his last year
      • NashvilleGov:
        He has told recruits that. I don't know him or anyone over there personally to ask. Knew Coach Kelly very well but he cut most of us old time Govs (Kelly guys) out of the picture when he took over. Keep up great work on this site I enjoy it and click here frequently.
        • Catlin Bogard:
          Interesting. Thanks so much for the kind comments!
  6. mike:
    Msu is playing siu
    • Catlin Bogard:
      I figured they probably were, just had not seen it listed anywhere. (SEMO was supposed to play Ole Miss this year as well, but that game apparently isn't happening)
  7. mike:
    Murray sate is also playing Detroit mercy on Dec 3 an Alabama a/m
  8. mike:
    Murray state schedule is complete they Alabama a/m at home on Nov 26 at siu on nov29 Detroit mercy at home dec 3 an Dec 12 murray host bethel Dec 22 home game wright state then Nov 19 - 21 murray is in the bill frack tournament at bowling Green state with green bay an umkc an of the course the host
  9. NashvilleGov:
    Peay schedule out. They have us hosting Evansville not going there.
  10. Shawn Flaugher:
    Morehead has the following games scheduled that are not listed. Home 11/13 Lipscomb 12/19 Central Arkansas 12/28 Asbury Away 12/10 Lipscomb
OVC Ball
Final Word (11/13): Jacksonville State stands alone…in basketball too.

2017-18 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 0-0 2-0
Tennessee Tech 0-0 1-1
Murray State 0-0 1-1
Southeast Missouri* 0-0 1-1
Belmont 0-0 1-1
Eastern Kentucky 0-0 1-1
Tennessee State 0-0 1-1
Eastern Illinois 0-0 0-1
SIUE 0-0 0-1
Austin Peay 0-0 0-2
Morehead State 0-0 0-2
UT Martin 0-0 0-2

*Ineligible for postseason (APR)