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Sun Belt Conference announces 2016-17 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Conference Schedules

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NEW ORLEANS – The Sun Belt Conference announced the 2016-17 men’s and women’s basketball schedules on Thursday. The conference will utilize an 18-game conference schedule for each men’s and women’s basketball program.

Men’s basketball games will be played on a Saturday-Monday schedule and women’s basketball games will be played on a Thursday-Saturday schedule during the 2016-17 season. The dates of play will reverse for the 2017-18 season with the men’s basketball games being played on Thursdays and Saturdays and women’s basketball games being played on Saturdays and Mondays.

“This is an exciting time for the Sun Belt Conference as we have created a membership structure that makes perfect sense with six sets of travel partners located in seven states,” Sun Belt Conference commissioner Karl Benson said. “Not only does the 12 team league allow for an 18-game regular season but it will allow for a much more manageable travel schedule for our men’s and women’s student-athletes that will result in less missed class time and much more time back on their respective campuses rather than on airplanes and buses.”

Each team will only travel four times for two-game road trips during the upcoming season. Travel partners will be utilized for two-game road trips throughout the conference schedule to maximize rest, minimize travel times and limit missed class time for men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes. Men’s and women’s basketball programs will each take just one, single-game road trip all season. Those single-game road trips will be for rivalry games.

Tip times for conference games will also be announced by each institution at a later date.

The 2016-17 men’s and women’s basketball season will be the first with Coastal Carolina University as a full member. All 12 men’s and women’s basketball teams will travel to the 2017 Sun Belt Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships as the tournaments return to New Orleans and the Lakefront Arena for a fourth consecutive season.

2016-17 Men’s Basketball Schedule

Saturday December 31, 2016
Appalachian State at Texas State
Coastal Carolina at UT Arlington
Georgia State at Georgia Southern
UL Lafayette at Arkansas State
UL Monroe at Little Rock
Troy at South Alabama

Monday January 2, 2017
Appalachian State at UT Arlington
Coastal Carolina at Texas State
UL Lafayette at Little Rock
UL Monroe at Arkansas State

Saturday January 7, 2017
Arkansas State at Coastal Carolina
Little Rock at Appalachian State
UL Monroe at UL Lafayette
UT Arlington at Texas State
South Alabama at Georgia State
Troy at Georgia Southern

Monday January 9, 2017
Arkansas State at Appalachian State
Little Rock at Coastal Carolina
South Alabama at Georgia Southern
Troy at Georgia State

Saturday January 14, 2017
Appalachian State at Coastal Carolina
Arkansas State at Little Rock
Georgia Southern at UL Lafayette
Georgia State at UL Monroe
UT Arlington at Troy
Texas State at South Alabama

Monday January 16, 2017
Georgia Southern at UL Monroe
Georgia State at UL Lafayette
UT Arlington at South Alabama
Texas State at Troy

Saturday January 21, 2017
Appalachian State at Georgia Southern
Coastal Carolina at Georgia State
UL Lafayette at Texas State
UL Monroe at UT Arlington
South Alabama at Little Rock
Troy at Arkansas State

Monday January 23, 2017
Appalachian State at Georgia State
Coastal Carolina at Georgia Southern
UL Lafayette at UT Arlington
UL Monroe at Texas State
South Alabama at Arkansas State
Troy at Little Rock

Saturday January 28, 2017
Arkansas State at UL Monroe
Georgia Southern at South Alabama
Georgia State at Troy
Little Rock at UL Lafayette
UT Arlington at Appalachian State
Texas State at Coastal Carolina

Monday January 30, 2017
Arkansas State at UL Lafayette
Georgia Southern at Troy
Georgia State at South Alabama
Little Rock at UL Monroe
UT Arlington at Coastal Carolina
Texas State at Appalachian State

Saturday February 4, 2017
Appalachian State at Arkansas State
Coastal Carolina at Little Rock
UL Lafayette at Georgia State
UL Monroe at Georgia Southern
South Alabama at Troy
Texas State at UT Arlington

Monday February 6, 2017
Appalachian State at Little Rock
Coastal Carolina at Arkansas State
UL Lafayette at Georgia Southern
UL Monroe at Georgia State

Saturday February 11, 2017
Arkansas State at UT Arlington
Georgia Southern at Coastal Carolina
Georgia State at Appalachian State
Little Rock at Texas State
South Alabama at UL Monroe
Troy at UL Lafayette

Monday February 13, 2017
Arkansas State at Texas State
Georgia Southern at Appalachian State
Georgia State at Coastal Carolina
Little Rock at UT Arlington
South Alabama at UL Lafayette
Troy at UL Monroe

Saturday February 18, 2017
Appalachian State at South Alabama
Coastal Carolina at Troy
Little Rock at Arkansas State
UL Lafayette at UL Monroe
UT Arlington at Georgia State
Texas State at Georgia Southern

Monday February 20, 2017
Appalachian State at Troy
Coastal Carolina at South Alabama
UT Arlington at Georgia Southern
Texas State at Georgia State

Saturday February 25, 2017
Georgia Southern at Arkansas State
Georgia State at Little Rock
UL Lafayette at Coastal Carolina
UL Monroe at Appalachian State
South Alabama at UT Arlington
Troy at Texas State

Monday February 27, 2017
Georgia Southern at Little Rock
Georgia State at Arkansas State
UL Lafayette at Appalachian State
UL Monroe at Coastal Carolina
South Alabama at Texas State
Troy at UT Arlington

Friday March 3, 2017
Arkansas State at South Alabama
Little Rock at Troy
UT Arlington at UL Lafayette
Texas State at UL Monroe

Sunday March 5, 2017
Arkansas State at Troy
Coastal Carolina at Appalachian State
Georgia Southern at Georgia State
Little Rock at South Alabama
UT Arlington at UL Monroe
Texas State at UL Lafayette

2016-17 Women’s Basketball Schedule

Thursday, December 29, 2016
Appalachian State at UT Arlington
Coastal Carolina at Texas State
UL Lafayette at Little Rock
UL Monroe at Arkansas State

Saturday, December 31, 2016
Appalachian State at Texas State
Coastal Carolina at UT Arlington
Georgia State at Georgia Southern
UL Lafayette at Arkansas State
UL Monroe at Little Rock
Troy at South Alabama

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Arkansas State at Appalachian State
Little Rock at Coastal Carolina
South Alabama at Georgia Southern
Troy at Georgia State

Saturday, January 7, 2017
Arkansas State at Coastal Carolina
Little Rock at Appalachian State
UL Monroe at UL Lafayette
South Alabama at Georgia State
UT Arlington at Texas State
Troy at Georgia Southern

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Georgia Southern at UL Monroe
Georgia State at UL Lafayette
UT Arlington at South Alabama
Texas State at Troy

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Appalachian State at Coastal Carolina
Arkansas State at Little Rock
Georgia Southern at UL Lafayette
Georgia State at UL Monroe
UT Arlington at Troy
Texas State at South Alabama

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Appalachian State at Georgia State
Coastal Carolina at Georgia Southern
UL Lafayette at UT Arlington
UL Monroe at Texas State
South Alabama at Arkansas State
Troy at Little Rock

Saturday, January 21, 2017
Appalachian State at Georgia Southern
Coastal Carolina at Georgia State
UL Lafayette at Texas State
UL Monroe at UT Arlington
South Alabama at Little Rock
Troy at Arkansas State

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Arkansas State at UL Lafayette
Georgia Southern at Troy
Georgia State at South Alabama
Little Rock at UL Monroe
UT Arlington at Coastal Carolina
Texas State at Appalachian State

Saturday, January 28, 2017
Arkansas State at UL Monroe
Georgia Southern at South Alabama
Georgia State at Troy
Little Rock at UL Lafayette
UT Arlington at Appalachian State
Texas Stat at Coastal Carolina

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Appalachian State at Little Rock
Coastal Carolina at Arkansas State
UL Lafayette at Georgia Southern
UL Monroe at Georgia State

Saturday, February 4, 2017
Appalachian State at Arkansas State
Coastal Carolina at Little Rock
UL Lafayette at Georgia State
UL Monroe at Georgia Southern
South Alabama at Troy
Texas State at UT Arlington

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Arkansas State at Texas State
Georgia Southern at Appalachian State
Georgia State at Coastal Carolina
Little Rock at UT Arlington
South Alabama at UL Lafayette
Troy at UL Monroe

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Arkansas State at UT Arlington
Georgia Southern at Coastal Carolina
Georgia State at Appalachian State
Little Rock at Texas State
South Alabama at UL Monroe
Troy at UL Lafayette

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Appalachian State at Troy
Coastal Carolina at South Alabama
UT Arlington at Georgia Southern
Texas State at Georgia State

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Appalachian State at South Alabama
Coastal Carolina at Troy
Little Rock at Arkansas State
UL Lafayette at UL Monroe
UT Arlington at Georgia State
Texas State at Georgia Southern

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Georgia Southern at Little Rock
Georgia State at Arkansas State
UL Lafayette at Appalachian State
UL Monroe at Coastal Carolina
South Alabama at Texas State
Troy at UT Arlington

Saturday, February 25, 2017
UL Lafayette at Coastal Carolina
UL Monroe at Appalachian State
Georgia Southern at Arkansas State
Georgia State at Little Rock
South Alabama at UT Arlington
Troy at Texas State

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Arkansas State at Troy
Little Rock at South Alabama
UT Arlington at UL Monroe
Texas State at UL Lafayette

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Arkansas State at South Alabama
Coastal Carolina at Appalachian State
Georgia Southern at Georgia State
Little Rock at Troy
UT Arlington at UL Lafayette
Texas State at UL Monroe

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