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Complete non-conference schedules are beginning to trickle out, so as we’ve done in the past, we’re compiling everything we can find on the interwebs about your team’s schedule for the 2017-18 season.

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(Last updated: 8/26)

Austin Peay

Nov. 10 at Vanderbilt
Nov. 13 at Virginia
Nov. 16 vs Oakland City
Nov. 19 at UNC Asheville
Nov. 29 at Davidson
Nov. 25 vs Miami (OH)
Nov. 29 at Davidson
Dec. 2 vs Alabama A&M
Dec. 6 at Illinois
Dec. 19 vs Troy

Belmont (Complete)

Nov. 10 at Washington
Nov. 13 vs Vanderbilt
Nov. 16 at Middle Tennessee
Nov. 18 vs Houston Baptist (2K Classic)
Nov. 19 vs Detroit or Seattle (2K Classic)
Nov. 22 at Providence
Nov. 27 vs Lipscomb
Dec. 2 vs Green Bay
Dec. 4 at Lipscomb
Dec. 13 vs Milwaukee
Dec. 16 vs Pepperdine
Dec. 19 at Western Kentucky

Eastern Illinois (Complete)

Nov. 11 at Nebraska
Nov. 15 at Western Illinois
Nov. 18 vs IUPUI
Nov. 20 at San Diego State
Nov. 24 vs Fontbonne
Nov. 27 at Marquette
Dec. 1 at Bradley
Dec. 6 at Green Bay
Dec. 16 at South Alabama
Dec. 19 vs Western Illinois
Dec. 21 vs St. Francis (IL)

Eastern Kentucky

Nov. 10 at Rice
Nov. 13 at Ole Miss
Dec. 2 at Jacksonville
Dec. 15 at Charleston Southern
Dec. 18 vs Norfolk State

Jacksonville State

Nov. 15 at Buffalo
Nov. 26 at Mississippi State
Dec. 3 vs Samford

Morehead State

Nov. 10 at Xavier
Nov. 12 vs Lipscomb
Nov. 25 at Virginia Tech
Nov. 27 at Central Arkansas
Dec. 17 vs Central Arkansas
Dec. 19 at Butler

Murray State (Complete)

Nov. 10 vs Brescia
Nov. 13 vs Middle Tennessee
Nov. 18 at Wright State
Nov. 25 at Southern Illinois
Nov. 28 vs Harris Stowe
Dec. 2 vs Florida A&M
Dec. 9 at Illinois State
Dec. 12 at Saint Louis
Dec. 16 vs Marist
Dec. 19 vs Auburn
Dec. 22 at Detroit

SIUE (Complete)

Nov. 10 at Purdue
Nov. 15 vs Valparaiso
Nov. 18 at Stetson
Nov. 22 vs Western Illinois
Nov. 25 at Creighton
Nov. 29 at Southern Illinois
Dec. 3 at Fort Wayne
Dec. 5 at IUPUI
Dec. 10 at South Alabama
Dec. 19 vs Chicago State
Dec. 22 at Central Michigan

SEMO (Complete)

Nov. 10 vs Missouri Baptise
Nov. 13 at Louisiana Tech
Nov. 16 at Evansville
Nov. 21 (in Cancun) vs Cal State Northridge
Nov. 22 (in Cancun) vs either Binghampton or Montana State
Nov. 26 vs NC Centreal
Nov. 28 vs Hannibal-LaGrange
Dec. 2 at NC Central
Dec. 6 vs UMKC
Dec. 9 at Southern Illinois
Dec. 16 at Kansas State
Dec. 20 vs Bradley
Dec. 22 at St. Louis

Tennessee State (Complete)

Nov. 10 at Kansas
Nov. 14 vs Reinhardy
Nov. 18 vs Middle Tennessee
Nov. 21 vs Canisius
Nov. 25 at Kennesaw State
Nov. 28 vs Fisk
Dec. 2 vs Lipscomb
Dec. 12 at Alabama State
Dec. 15 at North Carolina A&T
Dec. 18 at Texas
Dec. 21 at Purdue

Tennessee Tech (Complete)

Nov. 10 vs Midway University
Nov. 12 at TCU
Nov. 16 vs Boyce College
Nov. 18 vs Kennesaw State
Nov. 21 at New Mexico
Nov. 24 vs Omaha (in Niceville, FL)
Nov. 25 vs TBD (In Niceville, FL)
Nov. 29 vs Lipscomb
Dec. 2 at Furhman
Dec. 6 at Dayton
Dec. 9 at Central Michigan
Dec. 17 vs Chattanooga
Dec. 21 at Indiana

UT Martin

Nov. 12 at Illinois
Nov. 22 at Southern
Nov. 29 at LSU
Dec. 5 at Arkansas State
Dec. 16 at Mississippi State

 


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  1. Matt M.:
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    Belmont will be playing Vandy at home on November 14th (pg. 17): http://belmontbruinclub.com/about/2017-18-bruin-club-online-membership-guide/
  2. Matt M.:
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    These haven't been publicly announced yet, but Belmont's event management site shows a home game against Lipscomb on November 27, and Lipscomb's event management site says the game at Lipscomb will be on December 4. I'm also expecting that Belmont will have a home game against Milwaukee, a road game against Green Bay (make up for game that was cancelled last year), a road game against Western Kentucky, and possibly a home game against Pepperdine (not sure if last year's game was a home-and-home).
    • Matt M.:
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      Also noticed that this is shows a Belmont at TCU game, date TBD: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1L9g5ncyHt_Y5I2dcng_k8t2Fbwcde396LOqx3Zznu-w/edit#gid=259372311
    • Catlin Bogard:
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      Thanks Matt. I'll get these updates in. I generally don't add unscheduled games from that spreadsheet as those have been wrong in the past -- once we have a date, then I feel confident that they're actually going to happen.
  3. Matt M.:
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    The Belmont event management site is now has the game against Milwaukee scheduled for Dec 13th. The is also a "MBB Home Game" with no opponent listed on Dec 16th. Belmont's complete home conference schedule is also on the site: Thu. Jan 4: TTU Sat. Jan 6: JSU Thu. Jan 18: APSU Sat. Jan 20: Murray Thu. Jan 25: EIU Sat. Jan 27: SIUE Thu. Feb 15: EKU Sat. Feb 17: Morehead Sat. Feb. 24: TSU With 9 home games, this further confirms that the OVC is moving to an 18-game schedule. I'm glad that they're not really extending the length of the conference schedule, and will instead probably be eliminating some of the "bye weeks" on team's schedules. The past couple of years Belmont had a week off close to the end of the season, and I think it did more harm than good come tournament time. I also noticed that they have seemed to retain the use of divisions to some extent for scheduling purposes, as Belmont is playing all of the East teams at home. I'm guessing that we will continue to all of the teams that were formerly grouped in the same division play each other twice this year. Assuming that Belmont plays a total of ten games against the other East teams, they would also need to play home-and-homes against two West teams. SIUE was the only one of the teams on Belmont's home schedule that also played at the Curb last year, so I'm guessing that they're one of the teams. EIU looks like they're "travel partners" with SIUE, so I'm guessing they're the other team. So SIUE, EIU, TSU, and Belmont will probably all play each other twice.
    • Catlin Bogard:
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      So you're right about scheduling -- they'll play an additional two teams from the other 'division.' They're also bringing back travel partners, meaning Belmont and another team will travel together. (Likely AP or TSU for Belmont I'd wager) which helps consolidate the schedule a bit.
  4. Reply
    APSU @ Oklahoma State date TBA http://www.examiner-enterprise.com/sports/20170628/nonconference-games-osu-basketball-slate-familiar
  5. Craig:
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    11/10/2017 EKU @ Rice http://www.chron.com/sports/rice/article/Rice-releases-2017-18-men-s-basketball-schedule-11284319.php 11/25/2017 SIUE @ Creighton http://gocreighton.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbb
  6. Craig:
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    The Belmont vs Vanderbilt game is now scheduled for 11/13. http://www.belmontbruins.com/sports/m-baskbl/2017-18/releases/20170712fw3ux5
  7. Matt M.:
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    Checked the Belmont event management site again, and the home game on Dec. 16th is against Pepperdine.
  8. Craig:
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    TN State @ Texas 12/18/2017 - http://admin.texassports.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball
  9. Anonymous:
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    UT Martin will be playing at Illinois on 11/12.
  10. mike:
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    The murray state game vs siu at murray
  11. ClearTheTrack:
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    I believe the Murray/SIU game is played in Murray this year.
  12. mike:
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    Siu at murray state Nov 25
  13. mike:
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    Murray state at st.Louis on Dec 12th
  14. PeayFan:
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    Govs @ Illinois December 6
    • Anonymous:
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      And Home game against Troy 12/19 http://www.dothanfirst.com/news/troy-mens-basketball-announces-non-conference-schedule/784934713
  15. Shawn Flaugher:
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    Morehead at Lipscomb on November12.
  16. mike:
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    Auburn at murray state Dec 19th
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)

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