JONESBORO, Ark. (8/22/23) – Nine road tests highlight the Arkansas State men’s basketball team’s 2023-24 non-conference schedule in Bryan Hodgson‘s inaugural season as head coach.
The Red Wolves’ non-league slate features four Power-5 opponents, as well as four teams that reached the postseason in 2022-23. A-State’s full schedule boasts seven teams which finished inside the top 100 in the NET rankings.
After hosting Trevecca Nazarene in an exhibition on Oct. 25, A-State travels to perennial NCAA contender Wisconsin for its season opener on Nov. 6. The Red Wolves then travel to Bowling Green (Nov. 11) as part of the MAC-SBC Challenge before returning home to host Alcorn State (Nov. 14).
Another Big Ten road test, this time at Iowa, awaits the Scarlet and Black on Nov. 17 ahead of the Palm Springs Invitational (Nov. 24-25) in California, a multi-team event that includes San Diego, UT Rio Grande Valley and Hawai’i.
The Red Wolves then host Jackson State (Feb. 28) before opening December at Little Rock (Dec. 1) and NCAA Sweet 16 finisher Alabama (Dec. 4). After taking on the Tide, A-State hosts NIT finalist UAB (Dec. 9) before road tilts at Louisville (Dec. 13) and Belmont (Dec. 20) leading up to its league opener at Georgia State on Dec. 30.
Arkansas State’s final non-conference test comes in the heart of Sun Belt play, as Hodgson’s squad will host a to-be-determined Mid-American Conference foe to conclude the inaugural MAC-SBC Challenge on Feb. 10. The opponent will be chosen based on real-time NET rankings in January.
A-State’s 18-game league slate was announced earlier this month, while the 2024 Sun Belt Conference Men’s Basketball Championship is set to begin Tuesday, March 5, and running through Monday, March 11. This season marks the fourth year the tournament will be held in Pensacola, Fla. All 14 teams will qualify for the championship tournament with the winner earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Game times for A-State’s home contests will be released at a later date. Season tickets are available for purchase at AStateRedWolves.com/tickets or by calling (870) 972-ASU1.
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2023-24 A-State Men’s Hoops Non-Conference Schedule Unveiled. Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council