Sunday, August 21, 2016

Alcorn State Braves Unveil Loaded 2016-17 Schedule

LORMAN, Mississippi -- With eight of its 11 non-conference games on the road against bigger schools, the Alcorn State University men's basketball program released its 2016-17 schedule, head coach Montez Robinson announced Friday.

"I'm really excited for the upcoming season. We are going to play a very difficult non-conference slate which will have us well-prepared for conference play," said Robinson, who enters his second year at the helm. "Even our non-Division I games are against quality opponents and we'll have to play our best every night to win."

The Braves open the 2016-17 campaign Friday, Nov. 11, when they travel to Evanston, Ill., to take on Loyola-Chicago. Alcorn will hang around the Midwest a few more days to play at Evansville Monday, Nov. 14.

The home opener will be Friday, Nov. 18, when Selma University comes to town to play inside the Davey L. Whitney HPER Complex. The Braves will stay at home to host Blue Mountain Tuesday, Nov. 22. Both games will begin at 7 p.m.

Alcorn will kick-off a big six game road trip starting Sunday, Nov. 27, which will include games at Colorado State, San Francisco, California, Louisiana Tech, Georgia Tech and Grand Canyon. After almost a month away from home, the Braves will play their non-conference finale at home against Rust College at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 22.

Southwestern Athletic Conference action starts Monday, Jan. 2 when the Braves host Texas Southern, followed by Prairie View A&M Wednesday, Jan. 4. SWAC play will feature a double round robin format where all 10 schools play each other twice, home and away, to complete an 18-game conference schedule.

The top-eight teams from the SWAC regular season standings will qualify for the 2017 conference tournament beginning Thursday, March 7. The higher seed will host the first round, and both the semifinals and finals will be held March 10-11 at a neutral site in Houston, Texas at the Toyota Center.

Date Time Opponent Location Home / Away Conference Game Location 
1/11/2016 TBA Loyola-Chicago Evanston, Ill. A Evanston, Ill. Fri.
11/14/2016 TBA Evansville Evansville, Ind. A Evansville, Ind. Mon.
11/18/2016 7 p.m. Selma University H Davey L. Whitney Complex Fri.
11/22/2016 7 p.m. Blue Mountain College H Davey L. Whitney Complex Tue.
11/27/2016 TBA Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO A Fort Collins, CO Sun.
11/30/2016 TBA San Francisco San Francisco, Calif. A San Francisco, Calif. Wed.
12/3/2016 TBA California Berkeley, Calif. A Berkeley, Calif. Sat.
12/5/2016 TBA Louisiana Tech Ruston, La. A Ruston, La. Mon.
12/18/2016 TBA Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga. A Atlanta, Ga. Sun.
12/20/2016 TBA Grand Canyon Phoenix, Ariz. A Phoenix, Ariz. Tue.
12/22/2016 7 p.m. Rust College H Davey L. Whitney Complex Thu.
1/2/2017 7 p.m. Texas Southern H Conference Game Davey L. Whitney Complex Mon.
1/4/2017 7 p.m. Prairie View A&M H Conference Game Davey L. Whitney Complex Wed. 
1/7/2017 TBA Jackson State Jackson, Miss. A Conference Game Jackson, Miss. Sat. 
1/9/2017 TBA Grambling State Grambling, La. A Conference Game Grambling, La. Mon. 
1/14/2017 5:50 p.m. Mississippi Valley State H Conference Game Davey L. Whitney Complex Sat. 
1/16/2017 7 p.m. Arkansas-Pine Bluff H Conference Game Davey L. Whitney Complex Mon. 
1/21/2017 TBA Alabama State Montgomery, Ala. A Conference Game Montgomery, Ala. Sat. 
1/23/2017 TBA Alabama A&M Huntsville, Ala. A Conference Game Huntsville, Ala. Mon. 
1/28/2017 5:30 p.m. Southern H Conference Game Davey L. Whitney Complex Sat. 
2/4/2017 5:30 p.m. Jackson State H Conference Game Davey L. Whitney Complex Sat. 
2/6/2017 7 p.m. Grambling State H Conference Game Davey L. Whitney Complex Mon. 
2/11/2017 TBA Mississippi Valley State Itta Bena, Miss. A Conference Game Itta Bena, Miss. Sat. 
2/13/2017 TBA Arkansas-Pine Bluff Pine Bluff, Ark. A Conference Game Pine Bluff, Ark. Mon. 
2/18/2017 5:30 p.m. Alabama State H Conference Game Davey L. Whitney Complex Sat. 
2/20/2017 7 p.m. Alabama A&M H Conference Game Davey L. Whitney Complex Mon. 
2/25/2017 4 p.m. Southern Baton Rouge, La. A Conference Game Baton Rouge, La. Sat. 
3/2/2017 TBA Texas Southern Houston, Texas A Conference Game Houston, Texas Thu. 
3/4/2017 TBA Prairie View A&M Prairie View, Texas A Conference Game Prairie View, Texas Sat. 
SWAC Tournament
3/7-11/2017 TBA TBA TBA N TBA Tue.-Sat. 


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