NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State University men’s basketball team released its schedule for the upcoming 2015-16 campaign. The Tigers will play a 29-game schedule and will match-up with opponents from the SEC, Patriot League, Mid-American League, Conference USA, Atlantic Sun, SWAC and Missouri Valley Conference before entering OVC action.
TSU will officially kick-off the regular season with two road games at Loyola University (MD) on Nov. 13 and Ohio University on Nov. 16 prior to returning to Nashville for home contests against Fisk (11/18), Middle Tennessee (11/21) and Reinhardt University (11/24).
The Tigers will close out the month of November on the road at Kennesaw State University (11/28) then host Stetson in the Gentry Center on December 5.
A week later, TSU will travel to Chicago, Ill. to face Grambling State in the HBCU Legends Hardwood Classic on Dec. 12. The Tigers will face Atlantic Sun opponents in the next two contests, a rematch at Stetson (12/14) and a home game versus Lipscomb (12/17).
On Dec. 19, TSU will head to Memphis, Tenn. to play Alcorn State in the HBCU Heritage Hardwood Classic. The Tigers will remain on the road the rest of December with match-ups against Illinois State (12/22) and Tennessee (12/29).
OVC action begins on Saturday, January 2 with a road contest at Southeast Missouri and will continue through February, with the Tigers closing out the regular season at home versus Belmont on Feb. 27.
The OVC Basketball Tournament is set for March 2-5 at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.
Tiger fans will get a chance to see the team in preseason action when TSU hosts Cal State East Bay in an exhibition game on Tuesday, Nov. 3 in the Gentry Center.