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A-State Men’s Basketball announces 2015-16 Non-Conference Schedule

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JONESBORO, AR (ASU) – A five-game home slate along with road contests at Oregon, Baylor and Missouri headline the 2015-16 Arkansas State University men’s basketball non-conference schedule as released Thursday (July 30).


“We are excited about our non-league schedule and the challenges it will bring to our team to help prepare us for the Sun Belt Conference games that ultimately will determine our success,” said A-State head coach John Brady.


Arkansas State will tipoff its 2015-16 season at SIU-Edwardsville on Friday, Nov. 13. After hosting Lyon College on Monday, Nov. 16, the Red Wolves play four of their next five games on the road. A-State travels to Savannah State (Wed., Nov. 18), Oregon (Wed., Nov. 25), Baylor (Fri., Nov. 27) and Missouri (Tue., Dec. 1) during that stretch with a home contest against Jackson State slated for Sunday, November 22.


The Red Wolves close the non-conference slate with three of the last four games at the Convocation Center. A-State hosts North Dakota State, one of three 2015 NCAA Tournament participants on the schedule, on Friday, Dec. 4 and Arkansas-Monticello on Saturday, Dec. 12.  The Red Wolves’ final road non-conference game will be played at UT Martin on Friday, Dec. 18. The final tune-up before Sun Belt Conference play pits the Red Wolves against Central Arkansas on Tuesday, Dec. 22 at the Convocation Center.


A-State will host Henderson State (Mon., Nov. 9) in its lone exhibition contest. Ticket information and start times for A-State’s 2015-16 contests will be announced in the near future.


A-State has compiled a 95-54 (.638 winning percentage) all-time ledger against the 2015-16 non-conference opponents. The Red Wolves will face SIU-Edwardsville, Oregon and North Dakota State for the first time.


“Our team learned a great deal about itself last season, and opposed to having 12 new players, we now have a team of 12 experienced guys,” Brady added. “This team realizes what it needs to accomplish this year and is working extremely hard to reach that goal. I have been impressed with our approach and attitude in developing the intangibles necessary for a quality team to have. I feel confident in this team and the improvement that is going to take place.”


Below is a team-by-team breakdown of A-State’s 2015-16 non-conference opponents:

SIU-Edwardsvile
Friday, Nov. 13 | Edwardsville, Ill. | Vadalabene Center
2014-15 Record: 12-16
2014-15 Postseason: None
Series: First Meeting
Last Meeting: N/A
Conference: OVC

Lyon College
Monday, Nov. 16 | Jonesboro, Ark. | Convocation Center
2014-15 Record: 16-15
2014-15 Postseason: None
Series: A-State leads 36-17
Last Meeting: Feb. 22, 2014 (A-State, 65-39)
Conference: AMC

Savannah State
Wednesday, Nov. 18 | Savannah, Ga. | Tiger Arena
2014-15 Record: 9-22
2014-15 Postseason: None
Series: Tied, 1-1
Last Meeting: Feb. 1, 2011 (Savannah State, 67-61)
Conference: MEAC

Jackson State
Sunday, Nov. 22 | Jonesboro, Ark. | Convocation Center
2014-15 Record: 11-21
2014-15 Postseason: None
Series: A-State leads, 9-3
Last Meeting: Nov. 11, 2013 (A-State, 65-61)
Conference: SWAC

Oregon
Wednesday, Nov. 25 | Eugene, Ore. | Matthew Knight Arena
2014-15 Record: 26-10
2014-15 Postseason: NCAA Third Round
Series: First Meeting
Last Meeting: N/A
Conference: Pac-12

Baylor
Friday, Nov. 27 | Waco, Texas | Ferrell Center
2014-15 Record: 24-10
2014-15 Postseason: NCAA Second Round
Series: A-State leads, 3-1
Last Meeting: Nov. 16, 1998 (A-State, 66-64)
Conference: Big-12

Missouri
Tuesday, Dec. 1 | Columbia, Mo. | Mizzou Arena
2014-15 Record: 9-23
2014-15 Postseason: None
Series: Missouri leads, 5-0
Last Meeting: Dec. 4, 1996 (Missouri, 81-47)
Conference: SEC

North Dakota State
Friday, Dec. 4 | Jonesboro, Ark. | Convocation Center
2014-15 Record: 23-10
2014-15 Postseason: NCAA Second Round
Series: First Meeting
Last Meeting: N/A
Conference: Summit League

Arkansas-Monticello
Saturday, Dec. 12 | Jonesboro, Ark. | Convocation Center
2014-15 Record: 7-18
2014-15 Postseason: None
Series: A-State leads, 9-3
Last Meeting: Nov. 11, 2012 (A-State, 76-47)
Conference: GAC

UT Martin
Friday, Dec. 18 | Martin, Tenn. | Elam Center
2014-15 Record: 21-13
2014-15 Postseason: CIT First Round
Series: A-State leads, 15-5
Last Meeting: Nov. 17, 2014 (UT Martin, 75-73)
Conference: OVC

Central Arkansas
Tuesday, Dec. 22 | Jonesboro, Ark. | Convocation Center
2014-15 Record: 2-27
2014-15 Postseason: None
Series: A-State leads, 22-18
Last Meeting: Dec. 1, 2014 (A-State, 67-49)
Conference: Southland

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