Savannah State men’s basketball coach Horace Broadnax announced the Tigers schedule for the 2013-14 season. Coming off a 19-15 season a year ago and an invitation to the Collegeinsider.com Tournament, the Tigers will be shooting for their third straight winning season.
Including one exhibition contest, Savannah State will have 11 home games among the 29 games on their schedule. SSU will face teams from 11 different conferences, which include: Mid-Eastern Athletic, Peach Belt, Atlantic Coast, Northeast, Atlantic Sun, Southland, Western Athletic, Pac-12, Missouri Valley, Southeastern and the Big 12.
Following an exhibition game against crosstown rival Armstrong Atlantic
State on Halloween night, the Tigers will hit the road to play Pittsburgh (November 8), Robert Morris (Nov. 9) and North Florida (Nov. 18). SSU will play in the Global Sports Hoops Showcase on Nov. 21-23 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Other participating schools include Lamar, Grand Canyon and Utah.
The Tigers regular season home opener will be Nov. 26 against North Florida. Following road games at Northern Iowa (December 10) and Arkansas (Dec. 12), SSU returns home to host the Miami Hurricanes on Dec. 19. Savannah State closes out the 2013 portion of the schedule at Florida on Dec. 28.
SSU opens the 2014 half of the schedule on the road at Baylor on January 6 and kicks off Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play at home against Maryland-Eastern Shore on Jan. 6.
After road games at Coppin State (Jan. 11) and Howard (Jan. 13), the Tigers have a four-game home stand that includes Bethune-Cookman (Jan. 18), Florida A&M (Jan. 20), Hampton (Jan. 25) and Norfolk State (Jan. 27), to close out the month.
The month of February starts with away contests at Bethune-Cookman (Feb. 1), Florida A&M (Feb. 3) and Delaware State (Feb. 10) followed by home games against North Carolina A&T (Feb. 15)and North Carolina Central (Feb. 17).
The Tigers travel to South Carolina State (Feb. 22), North Carolina A&T (March 1