Tigers and Lady Tigers to host 14 home games
Both the Savannah State men’s and women’s basketball teams announced their 2019-20 schedules recently. Both teams opened the season with an exhibition double-header in Tiger Arena against the Fort Stewart base team—a conglomerate of active and reserve military personnel stationed in Savannah.
The exhibition game was Savannah State basketball’s military night. The Tigers honored all active and retired military personnel.
Savannah State men’s basketball will open the regular season with four home games beginning on Nov. 14 when they host the College of Coastal Georgia ina7p.m.game.TheLady Tigers opened their season onNov.10witha2p.m. game against Carver College in Tiger Arena.
The Lady Tigers will host Morris College at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15 to open a five-game home stand, kicking off the new season.
SSU men’s and women’s basketball will close out the opening home games with back-to-back Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) games. They face Kentucky State on Nov. 30 (1 p.m. women, 3 p.m. men) and Central State on Dec. 2 (1 p.m. women, 3 p.m. men) in Tiger Arena.
SSU continues with two road games to LeMoyne-Owen (Dec. 14) and Miles College (Dec. 16) before returning home on Dec. 19 and Dec. 21 for SIAC doubleheaders against Spring Hill College and Tuskegee University.
SSU finishes off 2019 and opens 2020 on the road, before returning home in late January for games against Benedict College (Jan. 25) and Paine College (Jan. 27).
Through February, SSU will travel for games at Albany State and Morehouse, while also hosting both of those teams early in the month. After two road games against Paine College and Benedict College, the Tigers and Lady Tigers finish of the 2019-2020 regular season with back-to-back SIAC home games against Clark-Atlanta (Feb. 20) and Fort Valley State (Feb. 22).