Morehouse stacks 2018-19 basketball schedule

Tigers are cupcake free this season.

ATLANTA–After putting together a historical 25-3 season and hosting an NCAA basketball regional, Morehouse wants to finish what it started a  year ago.

The Maroon Tigers have put together a schedule that will pit them against some of the top teams in the CIAA and Gulf South Conference along with the SIAC.

“We put together a very competitive schedule. This schedule will allow us to compete at the highest level with aspirations of hosting another NCAA Division II South Regional,” said Morehouse coach Grady Brewer.

The 2018-19 schedule features 14 home games including the SIAC/CIAA challenge on November 16-17 and the Arthur J. McAfee Memorial Classic on December 8-9.  Morehouse will play 11 games on the road.

The season begins with an exhibition in Nashville, Tenn on Oct. 30 against Fisk University. On November 1 the Maroon Tigers will take on UAB for another exhibition.

Hefty CIAA schedule

The SIAC/CIAA Challenge will bring  Winston-Salem State University to Atlanta on Nov. 16. A day later Joel Hopkins and his Shaw University team will tip it off against Morehouse.

Fisk comes to Atlanta for a regular season match-up on Nov. 20, which marks the return of Kenny Anderson to Atlanta. Anderson was an NBA lottery pick out of Georgia Tech and is the new head coach at Fisk.

After Thanksgiving, Morehouse goes right into SIAC play as they host Tuskegee University on Nov. 24 and Miles College on Nov. 26.

On Dec. 1 the Tigers will travel to Saint Augustine’s for another CIAA matchup. They’ll host the Arthur J. McAfee Memorial Classic on Dec. 8 and 9, versus West Florida University and Elizabeth City State University.

Last season West Florida won the Gulf South Conference Championship before losing in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.

The final game for 2018 will be a Dec. 29 matchup versus Livingstone College. The Blue Bears visited Atlanta last season in a game that Morehouse won.

A pair of Panthers

In January and February, the schedule will be highlighted by the two rivalry matchups with Clark Atlanta. Morehouse will visit CAU on Jan. 26 and host the Panthers on Feb. 9.

The most intriguing game of the year may very well be the Feb. 13 home game against Claflin University. Claflin bolted for the CIAA last spring after winning the 2018 SIAC Championship. Claflin beat Morehouse in two out of three tries last season. The only other game Morehouse lost last season was the quarterfinal matchup against Florida Southern in the NCAA Tournament.

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