EMPORIA, KAN. (Jul 20, 2007)--Exhibition match-ups with NCAA Division I powers Texas A&M and Gonzaga along with eight games against teams that made the NCAA Division II Tournament last year highlight the 2007-08 Emporia State men*s basketball schedule released today.
The Hornets will open the exhibition season on November 1 at NCAA
*Sweet 16* team Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. It will be
the sixth straight year ESU coach David Moe has squared off with Mark
Turgeon in exhibition action. ESU will then return to Spokane, Wash. on
November 7 to play Gonzaga. This will be the Hornets third exhibition
contest against the *Zags and the first since 2004. This year*s
Hornets will take on a group of Hornet Alumni on November 10 in White
Auditorium in the final exhibition game.
Emporia State has taken the court against Division I opponents 16 times
since 1992. Five of the games have come during the regular season -
three against Kansas and one each against Kansas State and Northwestern
Emporia State will open the 14 game home schedule with Eastern New
Mexico on November 15 in White Auditorium. ESU has won it*s last nine
home openers and has not lost a home opener under head coach David Moe.
Seven of the nine non-conference games will be against NCAA Division II
opponents, including five against South Central Regional foes. ESU*s
non-conference opponents had a combined record of 136-121 (.529) last
The MIAA Tournament will be held in Kansas City for the fifth year,
with the men playing the first round on Friday, March 7 with the
semifinals on Saturday and the championship game Sunday.
ESU averaged 2,195 fans per game last season to rank 13th in the nation
at the NCAA Division II level. Season tickets will go on sale October 1.
ESU sold all but 42 of the reserved seats in White Auditorium to season
ticket holders last year.
2006-07 Emporia State Men*s Basketball Schedule
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
Nov. 1 at Texas A&M (Exhib.)~ College Station, Texas TBA
Nov. 7 at Gonzaga (Exhib.)~ Spokane, Wash. TBA
Nov. 10 ESU Alumni Game (Exhib.) Emporia 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 15 Eastern New Mexico Emporia 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 19 Friends Emporia 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 24 Midwestern State ~ Emporia 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 26 Ottawa Emporia 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 5 Newman Emporia 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 8 at Neb.-Omaha Omaha, Neb. 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 17-18 at St. Mary's River City Classic San Antonio, Texas TBA
Ouchita Baptist and Angelo State
Dec. 20 at Midwestern State~ Wichita Falls, Texas TBA
Jan. 2 at *Ft. Hays State Hays, Kan. 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 5 at *Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 9 *Washburn Emporia 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 12 *Pittsburg State~ Emporia 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 16 *Truman Emporia 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 19 at *Central Missouri~ Warrensburg, Mo. 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 23 at *Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 26 at *Missouri Western St. Joseph, Mo. 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 30 at *Northwest Missouri~ Maryville, Mo. 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 2 *Ft. Hays State Emporia 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 6 *Northwest Missouri~ Emporia 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 9 *Missouri Western Emporia 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 13 * Missouri Southern Emporia 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 16 *Central Missouri ~ Emporia 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 20 at *Pittsburg State~ Pittsburg, Kan. 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 23 at *Washburn Topeka, Kan. 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 27 at *Truman Kirksville, Mo. 7:30 p.m.
March 1 *Southwest Baptist Emporia 7:30 p.m.
March 7-9 MIAA Tournament Kansas City, Mo. TBA
March 15-18 NCAA Regional Tournament TBA TBA
March 26-29 NCAA Elite Eight Springfield, Mass. TBA
Home Games in Bold and played at W.L. White Auditorium
ALL TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
All Times Central # - Exhibition Game * - MIAA Game
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