Menís Basketball Announces Complete 2016-17 Schedule
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion men’s basketball head coach Jeff Jones announced the Monarchs full schedule for the upcoming 2016-17 season on Tuesday. ODU's schedule consists of 30 total games, 18 C-USA contests and 15 home games, plus two home exhibitions.
The 12-game non-conference slate is highlighted by the Battle 4 Atlantis, as well as four games against in-state rivals (JMU, Richmond, VCU and William & Mary).
“We are excited about our schedule again this year,” said Jones. “It will be extremely challenging, so hopefully our trip to Spain will give us a jumpstart on our preparations for the season.”
After home exhibitions against Virginia State (Nov. 2) and Virginia Wesleyan (Nov. 4), ODU’s non-conference slate commences with a home game against former CAA foe JMU on Nov. 11, before traveling to take on another in-state and former CAA rival Richmond on Nov. 14.
Next, the Monarchs will compete in the prestigious Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas, from Nov. 23-25. ODU drew Louisville in the first contest and will either face Wichita St. or LSU in the second game. Old Dominion’s opponent for the third and final game will be Michigan St. or Baylor or St. Johns or VCU. For more information on the Battle 4 Atlantis, including travel packages, please CLICK HERE.
Old Dominion will return to the Ted Constant Center on Nov. 30 for a contest against Dartmouth out of the Ivy League.
December will start with two road games, first at Towson (Dec. 3) and then at Rhode Island (Dec. 6).
The Monarchs will close out their non-conference schedule with four consecutive home games: VCU (Dec. 10), Georgia State (Dec. 18), Howard (Dec. 22) and William & Mary (Dec. 29). VCU has made it to the NCAA tournament in each of the past seven season.
The 18-game conference slate, which features nine home and nine away contests, begins on New Year's Eve. Jones' squad will battle a total of five Conference USA opponents twice over the course of conference play, as the Monarchs have both home and away games against Rice, North Texas, Marshall, WKU and Charlotte.
UAB and the city of Birmingham will also serve as the host for the Conference USA Tournament for the third straight season. The 2017 championship will be held March 8-11.
COMPLETE 2016-17 OLD DOMINION MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
2 (Wed.) vs. Virginia State (Exh.) - 7pm
4 (Fri.) vs. Virginia Wesleyan (Exh.) - 7pm
11 (Fri.) vs. James Madison
14 (Mon.) at Richmond
Battle for Atlantis (Neutral Location - Bahamas)
23 (Wed.) vs. Louisville
24 (Thur.) vs. Wichita St. OR LSU
25 (Fri.) vs. Michigan St. OR Baylor OR St. John’s OR VCU
30 (Wed.) vs. Dartmouth
3 (Sat.) at Towson
6 (Tue.) at Rhode Island
10 (Sat.) vs. VCU
18 (Sun.) vs. Georgia State (Lady Monarchs play Hampton afterwards)
22 (Thur.) vs. Howard
29 (Thur.) vs. William & Mary
31 (Sat.) vs. Rice
2 (Mon.) vs. North Texas
5 (Thur.) at Marshall
7 (Sat.) at WKU
12 (Thur.) vs. Southern Miss
14 (Sat.) vs. LA Tech
21 (Sat.) at Charlotte
25 (Thur.) at Rice
28 (Sat.) at North Texas
2 (Thur.) vs. FIU
4 (Sat.) vs. FAU
9 (Thur.) at Middle Tennessee
11 (Sat.) at UAB
18 (Sat.) vs. Charlotte
23 (Thur.) vs. Marshall
25 (Sat.) vs. WKU
2 (Thur.) at UTEP
4 (Sat.) at UTSA
CONFERENCE USA TOURNAMENT (Birmingham, Ala.)
8 (Wed.) First Round
9 (Thur.) Quarterfinals
10 (Fri.) Semifinals
11 (Sat.) Championship
KEY: Home games are in BOLD
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