NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State University men’s basketball team announced the schedule for the 2014-2015 season on Monday.
The Tigers will have just five home contests during the first two months of the season, three of them coming in a row at the very beginning. Those three games will be Nov. 14 against Reinhardt, Nov. 18 against Southern Illinois, and Nov. 20 against Fisk. All games begin at 7:00 p.m.
TSU will then participate in the Barclay’s Tournament by traveling to Vanderbilt (Nov. 23) and to Virginia (Nov. 25) before going to Jersey City to face St. Peters (Nov. 29) and either Norfolk State or St. Francis (Nov. 29). All times for those games are still to be announced.
Kicking off an eight-game month in December, the Tigers come home on Dec. 2 to host Hampton at 7:00 p.m. before going on the road for six-straight games. They travel across town to Lipscomb on Dec. 6 (4:00 p.m.), take a break for ten days, and then go to Southern Illinois (Dec. 16, 7:05 p.m.), Hampton (Dec. 19, TBA), Middle Tennessee State (Dec. 21, TBA), Tennessee (Dec. 27, 7:30 p.m.), and Texas Christian (Dec. 29, TBA). The Tigers finish 2014 at home against Kennesaw State at 7:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
January kicks off conference play as Southeast Missouri (Jan. 3, 7:30 p.m.) and Eastern Illinois (Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m.) travel to the Gentry Center. The Tigers then go on the road Jan. 10 for SIU-Edwardsville (7:00 p.m.), Jan. 15 at Austin Peay (7:30 p.m.), and Jan. 17 at Murray State (7:00 p.m.). TSU ends January with three-straight home games against Belmont (Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m.), Tennessee Tech (Jan. 29, 7:00 p.m.), and Jacksonville State (Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m.).
February begins with road games at Morehead State (Feb. 5, TBA), at Eastern Kentucky (Feb. 7, TBA), and at Tennessee Tech (Feb. 12, TBA) before coming home for Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Morehead State at Morehead State at 7:00 p.m. on Feb. 19.
The final three games of the season will be Feb. 21 at Jacksonville State (TBA), Feb. 26 at home vs. UT Martin (7:00 p.m.), and Feb. 28 at Belmont (5:00 p.m.).
The OVC Tournament is set for Mar. 4-7 here in Nashville.