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Texas Southern Men's Basketball Announces 2019-'20 Non-Conference Schedule

POSTED: July 31, 2019 -- 4:56 p.m. CT

Second-year Texas Southern head men's basketball coach Johnny Jones and staff announced its complete non-conference schedule for the 2019-'20 season which includes its first NCAA Division I home opponent since 2014, 11 true road games and a return to familiar grounds for several staff members.

"We are excited about our non-conference schedule." Jones said. "Our coaching staff had the goal of putting together a schedule that was extremely competitive and would prepare us for the rigors of the SWAC. This is a schedule that will most definitely challenge us."

During the 2018-19 season, the Tigers played the No. 1 toughest non-conference schedule in the country (kenpom.com) and earned wins over Baylor, Oregon, and Texas A&M. This year's schedule is just as difficult with nine teams ranked 116 or higher, including No. 2 Gonzaga.


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Texas Southern's non-conference schedule tips off on Tuesday, November 5 at San Diego State. The contest kicks off a six-game road trip which has the Tigers traveling to Wichita State, South Dakota, Arkansas, Northern Kentucky and Montana.

The team's home opener is set Saturday, November 30 as the Tigers will host Lamar University. This marks the first time since 2014 TSU will host a Division I team as a non-conference opponent.

The month of December is a series of rematches from last season as TSU will head to Gonzaga (December 4) followed by its final non-conference home contest versus Concordia on December 7. On December 18, the team heads to Nevada as it'll mark the return to familiar grounds for head coach Johnny Jones and two staff members. Three days later on December 21, TSU returns to the University of Oregon before closing out the non-conference slate at Arizona State (December 28) and Texas A&M (December 30).

"Our players have worked extremely hard this off-season for the opportunities in front of us," said Coach Jones. "As we have said before, our non-conference schedule is a great branding tool for our university and basketball program. Our players and staff want to compete against the best, and we definitely sell that in recruiting."

Texas Southern Men's Basketball 2019-'20 Non-Conference Schedule

Date (Day)
Time (CT)
Game
Nov. 5 (Tue) TBA at San Diego State
Nov. 9 (Sat) TBA at Wichita State
Nov. 15 (Fri) TBA at South Dakota
Nov. 19 (Tue) TBA at Arkansas
Nov. 23 (Sat) TBA at Northern Kentucky
Nov. 25 (Wed) TBA at Montana
Nov. 30 (Tue) TBA vs Lamar
Dec. 4 (Wed) TBA at Gonzaga
Dec. 7 (Sat) TBA vs Concordia
Dec. 18 (Wed) TBA at Nevada
Dec. 21 (Sat) TBA at Oregon
Dec. 28 (Sat) TBA at Arizona State
Dec. 30 (Mon) TBA at Texas A&M

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