EIU Men's Basketball Schedule Released

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Published on September 20 2013 2:44 pm
Last Updated on September 20 2013 2:44 pm
Written by Millie Lange

CHARLESTON, Ill. – Eastern Illinois men’s basketball head coach Jay Spoonhour has announced the Panthers schedule for the upcoming season which includes non-conference home games with Indiana State and Cleveland State along with road games at Big Ten members Northwestern and Purdue.

The Panthers open the season with a home exhibition game against Oakland City on Saturday, Nov. 2.

The regular season opens at Northwestern on Saturday, Nov. 9 followed by the regular season home opener on Nov. 13 against Olivet Nazarene.  Consecutive road games at Illinois-Chicago and Purdue are set for Nov. 16 and Nov. 20.  EIU returns home to host Roosevelt University Nov. 23 and IPFW on Nov. 27.  The month of November ends on the road at Western Kentucky on Nov. 30.

The Panthers open December on the road in their annual battle with in-state rival Western Illinois on Dec. 4.  EIU renews its series with Indiana State on Saturday, Dec. 7 in Lantz Arena.  EIU hits the road just prior to Christmas break with games at Wright State (Dec. 19) and IPFW (Dec. 21).

Ohio Valley Conference play opens at home for the Panthers with East Division members Tennessee State, Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State visiting Lantz Arena.  TSU comes to town Dec. 28 while EKU plays Jan. 2 and Morehead State on Jan. 4.  EIU then travels to East Division members Tennessee Tech and Jacksonville State on Jan. 9 & 11.  The final OVC cross division game is at Belmont on Feb. 20.

EIU opens West Division play at home against Murray State on Jan. 16. The Panthers host Austin Peay on Jan. 18, SIU Edwardsville on Feb. 1, UT Martin on Feb. 6 and Southeast Missouri on Feb. 8.  EIU will play a road game at each of the West Division schools with the final regular season game at SIUE on March 1.

Sandwiched into the OVC schedule are two non-conference games with Cleveland State and Chicago State.  Cleveland State comes to Lantz Arena on Jan. 28.  Chicago State comes to Charleston on Feb. 24.

The 2014 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament will once again be played at Nashville Municipal Auditorium, March 5-8.

Season ticket information for the 2013-14 EIU men’s basketball schedule will be released in the coming weeks.

2013-14 EIU Men’s Basketball Schedule

Nov. 2 -- Oakland City (exhib.)

Nov. 9 -- at Northwestern

Nov. 13 -- Olivet Nazarene

Nov. 16 -- at Illinois-Chicago

Nov. 20 -- at Purdue

Nov. 23 -- Roosevelt University

Nov. 27 -- IPFW

Nov. 30 -- at Western Kentucky

Dec. 4 -- at Western Illinois

Dec. 7 -- Indiana State

Dec. 19 -- at Wright State

Dec. 21 -- at IPFW

Dec. 28 -- * Tennessee State

Jan. 2 -- * Eastern Kentucky

Jan. 4 -- * Morehead State

Jan. 9 -- * at Tennessee Tech

Jan. 11 -- * at Jacksonville State

Jan. 16 -- * Murray State

Jan. 18 -- * Austin Peay

Jan. 23 -- * at UT Martin

Jan. 25 -- * at Southeast Missouri

Jan. 28 -- Cleveland State

Feb. 1 -- * SIU Edwardsville

Feb. 6-- * UT Martin

Feb. 8 -- * Southeast Missouri

Feb. 13 -- * at Austin Peay

Feb. 15 -- * at Murray State

Feb. 20 -- * at Belmont

Feb. 24 -- Chicago State

March 1 * -- at SIU Edwardsville

March 5-8 -- at OVC Tournament (Nashville, Tenn.)