TSU Men's Basketball Announces 2018-19 Schedule
Friday, September 14, 2018
TSU Men's Basketball Announces 2018-19 Schedule
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2018-19 SCHEDULE  |  TICKET OFFICE INFORMATION

NASHVILLE --- Head Coach Brian “Penny” Collins announced the 2018-19 Tennessee State men’s basketball schedule on Friday. This year’s schedule includes non-conference tests at Kentucky, Memphis, Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky and Akron, among others.

The Collins Era at TSU kicks off with an Oct. 31 home exhibition game versus Tennessee Wesleyan before officially getting underway with the season opener on Nov. 10 at Lipscomb.

The 30-game regular season schedule includes 13 home games and 17 road games with stops in California, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, Alabama and Tennessee.

The 2019 Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament is scheduled for March 6-9 in Evansville, Ind.

  • KEY DATES
    • Exhibition Game: Oct. 31, 2018 vs. Tennessee Wesleyan at the Gentry Center
    • Regular Season Opener: Nov. 10, 2018 at Lipscomb at Allen Arena in Nashville
    • Home Opener: Nov. 13, 2018 vs. Little Rock at the Gentry Center
    • Ohio Valley Conference Opener: Jan. 3, 2019 vs. Tennessee Tech at the Gentry Center
    • OVC Tournament: March 6-9 at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind.

  • BY THE NUMBERS
    • 30 Regular Season Games
    • 12 Non-Conference Games
    • 18 Ohio Valley Conference Games
    • 13 Home Games
    • 17 Road Games
    • 1 Exhibition Game
    • 3 NCAA Tournament Opponents (Kentucky, Lipscomb, Murray State)
    • 1 NIT Opponent (Western Kentucky)
    • 1 CBI Opponent (Jacksonville State)
    • 2 CIT Opponents (Austin Peay, North Carolina A&T)

  • NON-CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
    • Atlantic Sun (1): Lipscomb
    • Sun Belt (1): Little Rock
    • Big West (1): Cal State Northridge
    • Conference USA (1): Western Kentucky
    • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (2): Coppin State, North Carolina A&T
    • Mid-American Conference (1): Akron
    • American Athletic Conference (1): Memphis
    • Southeastern Conference (2): Kentucky, Vanderbilt
    • Non-Division I (2): Carver College, Fisk

HEAD COACH BRIAN “PENNY” COLLINS
“We are extremely excited about this year’s schedule. We’ll open the season with an exhibition game against Tennessee Wesleyan, and then go on the road at Lipscomb - against a team that’s coming off an NCAA Tournament run. Then we have some really good home games in Little Rock and North Carolina A&T that’ll give our fan base an opportunity to see us play against some really well-coached teams.”
- On the schedule at the start of the season

“It’s going to be great for our alums to see us play non-conference games in Los Angeles, Kentucky, Maryland and Ohio. Those are places where we feel like our alumni base will be strong. Playing against Vanderbilt right here in Nashville, and Kentucky in Lexington, it’s great to play SEC opponents and not have to travel far for our fans and our team.”
- On fans getting the chance to see the team all over the country

“To play against Memphis, Penny Hardaway’s new team, will be a great experience for our guys. I believe he will make Memphis one of the best programs in the country. The energy and excitement they have in Memphis is the same we are trying to create here in Nashville."
- On playing at Memphis

“For OVC play, we open with four-consecutive games at home, so that’s something that’s pretty unique about our schedule. Hopefully it will give us a chance to get off to a good start.”
- On the Ohio Valley Conference schedule

 

  • 2018-19 TSU MEN'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 
    • Oct. 31  - Tennessee Wesleyan (Exhibition)
    • Nov. 10 - at Lipscomb
    • Nov. 13 - Little Rock
    • Nov. 15 - Carver College (Ohio Valley Hardwood Showcase)               
    • Nov. 17 - Fisk (Ohio Valley Hardwood Showcase) 
    • Nov. 20 - at Cal State Northridge
    • Nov. 23 - at Kentucky (Ohio Valley Hardwood Showcase)
    • Dec. 1 - at Western Kentucky
    • Dec. 9 - at Coppin State
    • Dec. 15 - North Carolina A&T
    • Dec. 18 - at Akron
    • Dec. 22 - at Memphis
    • Dec. 29 - at Vanderbilt
    • Jan. 3 - Tennessee Tech *
    • Jan. 5 - Jacksonville State *
    • Jan. 10 - Eastern Kentucky *
    • Jan. 12 - Morehead State *
    • Jan. 17 - at Tennessee Tech *
    • Jan. 19 - at Belmont *
    • Jan. 24 - at Austin Peay *
    • Jan. 26 - at Murray State *
    • Jan. 31 - UT Martin *
    • Feb. 2 - Southeast Missouri State *
    • Feb. 7 - at Morehead State *
    • Feb. 9 - at Eastern Kentucky *
    • Feb. 14 - Belmont *
    • Feb. 16 - at Jacksonville State *
    • Feb. 21 - SIUE *
    • Feb. 23 - Eastern Illinois *
    • Feb. 28 - at Southeast Missouri State *
    • Mar. 2 - at UT Martin *
    • Mar. 6-9 - OVC Tournament (Evansville, Ind.)

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