Missouri State University has finalized its 2009-10 men’s and women’s basketball non-conference schedule. The men will have 19 home games at JQH Arena, including a pair of preseason exhibition contests in early November. The women’s basketball team will kick off the 2009-10 season with a formidable non-conference schedule that includes a potential of four opponents coming off postseason appearances in 2008.
The Bears will host the University of Missouri-St. Louis on November 2, and Henderson State on November 10 in its two exhibition games. The team then opens the regular season schedule with five straight home games at its 11,000-seat home facility, JQH Arena.
The 2009-10 season opener will be on Monday, November 16 against Auburn, followed by three additional home games in the Hispanic College Fund Challenge, November 20-22, and a home date with Tulsa on November 28. The home tourney features Maryland-Eastern Shore, The Citadel and Eastern Michigan in a three-day, round-robin format.
For the men’s schedule click here.
The highlights for the Lady Bears’ is the season-opener is against Georgetown and MSU’s trip to Manhattan, Kan., in early December for the Wildcat Classic, which will feature 2009 NCAA Tournament teams Middle Tennessee and Kansas State.
Head coach Nyla Milleson’s squad will host five non-conference foes and 14 games in all this season at JQH Arena. The Lady Bears’ will hit the road for six contests during the pre-conference portion of the season.
For the women’s schedule click here.