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Tennessee State basketball to play SWAC/HBCUs in non-conference

Tennessee State will matchup against a team from the SWAC as well as an in-state rival.

Courtesy: Tennessee State

NASHVILLE — The schedule for Tennessee State men’s basketball is set for the 2019-20 season.

After returning nine of the previous team for his first year at the helm, the Tigers roster under head coach Brian “Penny” Collins’ looks a little different for year two. Over the signing period, Collins brought in ten student-athletes, including an ESPN three-star recruit, a JUCO All-American, three Power 5 transfers and two JUCO top-50 athletes. The average height of the new squad is 6-5 with eight standing 6-6 or taller.

This year’s slate includes high-profile matchups against Texas Tech (Nov. 21), San Diego State (Nov. 25) and Indiana State (Dec. 18), as well as a trip to the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational against Cal Poly, which will be followed by a game against LIU Brooklyn or North Florida.

Eight more non-conference games mark the schedule, including Alabama A&M (Nov. 5), Chattanooga (Nov. 9), Chicago State (Dec. 6), Fordham (Dec. 15) and Blue Mountain (Dec. 21), as well as rematches against 2018-19 opponents Lipscomb (Nov. 12), Fisk (Nov. 18) and Little Rock (Dec. 10).

The Tigers follow the non-conference schedule with Ohio Valley play kicking off at home, Jan. 2 against Eastern Illinois.

KEY DATES

  • Season Opener: Nov. 5 vs. Alabama A&M at the Gentry Center
  • Ohio Valley Opener: Jan. 2 vs. Eastern Illinois at the Gentry Center
  • OVC Tournament: March 4-7 at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • 31 Regular Season Games
  • 13 Non-Conference Games
  • 18 Ohio Valley Conference Games
  • 14 Home Games
  • 17 Away Games
  • 3 NCAA Tournament Opponents(Texas Tech, Belmont, Murray State)
  • 2 NIT Opponents (San Diego, Lipscomb)

2019-20 TSU MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

  • Nov. 5 – Alabama A&M
  • Nov. 9 – at Chattanooga
  • Nov. 12 – Lipscomb
  • Nov. 18 – Fisk
  • Nov. 21 – at Texas Tech
  • Nov. 25 – at San Diego State
  • Nov. 28 – Cal Poly (Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational)
  • Nov. 29 – LIU Brooklyn/North Florida (Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational)
  • Dec. 6 – Chicago State
  • Dec. 10 – at Little Rock
  • Dec. 15 – at Fordham
  • Dec. 18 – at Indiana State
  • Dec. 21 – Blue Mountain
  • Jan. 2 – Eastern Illinois*
  • Jan. 4 – SIUE Edwardsville*
  • Jan. 9 – at UT Martin*
  • Jan. 11 – at SEMO*
  • Jan. 16 – Morehead State*
  • Jan. 18 – Eastern Kentucky*
  • Jan. 23 – at Austin Peay*
  • Jan. 25 – at Murray State*
  • Jan. 30 – at Jacksonville State*
  • Feb. 1 – at Tennessee Tech*
  • Feb. 6 – Austin Peay*
  • Feb. 8 – Murray State*
  • Feb. 13 – at Belmont*
  • Feb. 15 – Tennessee Tech*
  • Feb. 20 – at Eastern Kentucky*
  • Feb. 22 – at Morehead State*
  • Feb. 27 – Jacksonville State*
  • Feb. 29 – Belmont*
  • Mar 4-7 – OVC Tournament

Tennessee State basketball to play SWAC/HBCUs in non-conference
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