The easy parts of the schedule turned into the hard part in assembling Wichita State’s men’s basketball schedule.
Marquee matchups in the Maui Invitational, at San Diego State and against LSU and Tulsa were announced months ago. Adding home games against lesser opponents took WSU a long time, making it the last Missouri Valley Conference school to release its schedule.
The latest additions, announced today with the schedule complete, include an exhibition game against Newman on Nov. 10 and home games against Chicago State, Nicholls State and Alabama A&M.
“We feel this is an extremely challenging schedule with great balance,” WSU coach Gregg Marshall said in a news release.
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WSU is expected to play Tulsa on Dec. 21 at the Intrust Bank Arena. Athletic media relations director Larry Rankin said the site of that game has not been determined, and game times are subject to change.
WSU opens MVC play on Dec. 29 against Evansville at Koch Arena.
The Shockers are scheduled for at least seven games on ESPN networks, including its Maui Invitational opener against Connecticut on Nov. 22 on ESPN2. At least three games will be televised by Fox Sports Kansas City.
Date Opponent TV Time
Nov. 10 Newman (exh.) 7:05
Nov. 16 Texas Southern 7:05
Nov. 22 x-Connecticut ESPN2 2:05
Nov. 23 x-Chaminade ESPN/2 TBA
or Michigan St.
Nov. 24 x-Oklahoma, Kentucky, ESPN/2/U TBA
Virginia or Washington
Nov. 29 UMKC 7:05
Dec. 1 Chicago State 7:05
Dec. 4 at San Diego State The Mtn 9:05
Dec. 10 Nicholls State 7:05
Dec. 13 Alabama A&M 7:05
Dec. 18 y-LSU 7
Dec. 21 Tulsa 7:05
Dec. 29 Evansville 7:05
Jan. 1 at Bradley ESPNU 6:05
Jan. 4 Drake 7:05
Jan. 7 at Illinois State 7:05
Jan. 9 Missouri State ESPNU 7:35
Jan. 12 at Creighton 7:05
Jan. 15 at Drake 7:05
Jan. 19 Northern Iowa FSKC 7:05
Jan. 22 Indiana State 7:05
Jan. 26 at Southern Illinois FSKC 6:05
Jan. 29 Bradley ESPN2 1:05
Feb. 1 at Indiana State 6:05
Feb. 5 Illinois State 7:05
Feb. 8 Southern Illinois 7:05
Feb. 12 at Northern Iowa ESPN2 9:05
Feb. 15 at Evansville 7:05
Feb. 18-20 Bracketbusters home game TBA
Feb. 23 Creighton FSKC 7:05
Feb. 26 at Missouri State TBA
March 3-6 MVC Tournament
at St. Louis
x-at Lahaina, Hawaii
y-at Bossier City, La.
Note: Local TV package not yet announced