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Centre men's basketball schedule release

Centre men's basketball schedule release

Complete Schedule

DANVILLE, Ky. – Centre men's basketball released its 2017-18 schedule earlier this week, showcasing the path the Colonels need to navigate in order to make a return to the NCAA Tournament.

The Colonels are coming off a 14-11 season, finishing 9-5 in the Southern Athletic Association and making it to the SAA Quarterfinals. Centre's last NCAA Tournament appearance was the 2013-14 season.

Perhaps the most notable opponent on the Colonels' 2017-18 schedule is Kentucky, which will host Centre Nov. 3 for a highly-anticipated exhibition.

"The Kentucky exhibition has generated so much excitement amongst our players and our college community," Head Coach Greg Mason said. "It will be an amazing experience for all of us, and we continue to be very appreciative of Kentucky Basketball for this opportunity and their hospitality."

The regular season tips off at home Nov. 15 against Maryville (Tenn.) in what's become an annual meeting. The only other home game before the New Year for Centre is Dec. 16 against Boyce.

Some notable non-conference contests on the schedule include tournaments in St. Louis (Nov. 24-25) and Westerville, Ohio (Dec. 29-30), and a road game at Transylvania (Nov. 20).

"Our non-conference schedule is always tough as we will continue to play programs with recent NCAA appearances," Mason noted. "Our schedule this upcoming year is one of the more exciting and challenging ones that I can ever remember."

Centre will open SAA action at Sewanee Dec. 2, and will resume with the rest of the conference slate Jan. 5 at home against Birmingham Southern.

Mason continued: "Our SAA schedule is always a challenge since our league has a number of very good programs, and we all know one another's strengths and weaknesses so well. Winning on the road in our league is not an easy deal at all."

The SAA Tournament will be held Feb. 23-25, with the NCAA Tournament beginning the week after and finishing March 17 in Salem, Va.