Southeast basketball will visit Arkansas, Iowa St.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The men's and women's 2010-11 schedules were released Tuesday

The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team will host 13 games this season and its road schedule will be highlighted by visits to Arkansas and Iowa State, according to the schedule released Tuesday.

The Redhawks will host two exhibition games before officially opening their 30-game regular season at the University of Alabama-Birmingham on Nov. 16.

UAB is one of five non-conference schools Southeast will face for the first time. Other first-time opponents will be Florida Gulf Coast, Grambling, Hannibal-LaGrange College and SMU.

Southeast will play eight of its 12 nonconference games on the road.

Nonconference opponents visiting the Show Me Center will be Grambling, Arkansas State and Hannibal-LaGrange. In addition, the Redhawks host an ESPN BracketBuster game in February against an opponent to be determined.

The Redhawks will play their first regular-season home game Nov. 22 against Grambling.

Southeast will visit Arkansas of the Southeastern Conference on Nov. 24 in Fayetteville, Ark., and will play Iowa State of the Big 12 Conference on Dec. 6 in Ames, Iowa.

Southeast also will visit regional rival Southern Illinois in Carbondale, Ill., on Dec. 8.

"We had some issues with this year's nonconference schedule, but we're happy with how things worked out," Southeast coach Dickey Nutt said in a release. "I think it's a challenging schedule that features good teams. It will prepare us for conference play and make us a better basketball team."

Southeast will open its 18-game Ohio Valley Conference schedule Dec. 2 when Austin Peay visits.

The eight-team OVC tournament will begin March 2 in Nashville, Tenn.

Exhibition games will be against Ouachita Baptist on Nov. 6 and Henderson State on Nov. 9.

Southeast women

The Southeast women's basketball team also released its 31-game schedule, which includes four teams that played in the 2010 NCAA tournament.

The Redhawks will open their season Nov. 12 in the Magnolia Classic in Oxford, Miss. Southeast will play Jackson State on the first day of the two-day tournament that also includes Sam Houston State and host Mississippi.

The Redhawks will play their regular-season home opener Nov. 17 against Northern Iowa, which won the MVC tournament title last season to advance to the NCAA tournament.

Other NCAA tournament teams on the schedule are two-time defending OVC tournament champion Austin Peay, Wisconsin-Green Bay and Notre Dame. Southeast will visit Wisconsin-Green Bay on Dec. 10, attempting to avenge a loss last season at the Show Me Center, and will travel to South Bend, Ind., to play Notre Dame on Jan. 2. Notre Dame reached the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament last year as a No. 2 seed.

The schedule also includes nonconference road games at Louisville and Texas-Arlington. In addition to Northern Iowa, nonconference home games include Maryville, Western Michigan and Lindenwood-Belleville.

Southeast opens OVC play at home Dec. 2 against Austin Peay.

Southeast will kick off its season with two exhibition games at the Show Me Center -- Missouri Baptist on Nov. 4 and Bethel on Nov. 8.

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