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Prairie View Men's Basketball 2020-21 Schedule

UPDATED throughout the season

POSTED: November 22, 2020 -- 9:32 a.m. CT

Prairie View A&M Men's Basketball Head Coach Byron Smith and his Panthers' squad are scheduled to begin the 2020-21 season November 25 versus Little Rock as part of the University of Louisville Wade Houston Tipoff Classic.

The Wade Houston Tipoff Classic is scheduled to take place from November 25 to Dec. 4 and features a nine-team field with some of the nation's best mid-major programs.

Wade Houston, the namesake for the event, was the first African American to earn a scholarship to play at Louisville. Houston went on to a successful coaching career where he served on a Louisville staff that guided the Cardinals to a quartet of Final Four appearances and two national championships in the 1980s. He later became the first African American head coach in the history of the Southeastern Conference when Tennessee hired him in 1989.

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2020-21 Prairie View A&M Men's Basketball Schedule (schedule subject to change)

Wade Houston Tipoff Classic

Date (Day)
Time (CT) / Result
Nov. 25 (Wed) L, 71-66. Little Rock KFC Yum! Center
Nov. 27 (Fri) W, 64-61. Evansville KFC Yum! Center
Nov. 29 (Sun) L, 86-64. at Louisville KFC Yum! Center
Dec. 1 (Tue) CANCELED UNC Greensboro KFC Yum! Center
Dec. 3 (Thu) CANCELED Western Kentucky KFC Yum! Center

Prairie View's remaining nonconference games

Date (Day)
Time (CT)
Dec. 5 (Sat) CANCELED at Grand Canyon University GCU Arena
Dec. 15 (Tue) CANCELED at Murray State CFSB Center
Dec. 18 (Fri) CANCELED at Missouri Mizzou Arena
Dec. 21 (Mon) L, 90-62. at Washington State Beasley Coliseum
Dec. 30 (Wed) L, 66-61. (ESPN+) at TCU Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena

Southwestern Athletic Conference Games

Date (Day)
Time (CT)
Jan. 2 (Sat) POSTPONED at Southern F.G. Clark Activity Center
Jan. 4 (Mon) POSTPONED at Alcorn State Davey L. Whitney Complex
Jan. 11 (Mon) W, 73-67. vs Texas Southern William Nicks Bldg (Baby Dome)
Jan. 16 (Sat) POSTPONED vs Jackson State William Nicks Bldg (Baby Dome)
Jan. 18 (Mon) W, 69-60. vs Grambling State William Nicks Bldg (Baby Dome)
Jan. 23 (Sat) W, 77-31. at Mississippi Valley State Harrison HPER Complex
Jan. 25 (Mon) W, 73-56. at Arkansas-Pine Bluff H.O. Clemmons Arena
Jan. 30 (Sat) W, 79-57. vs Alabama A&M William Nicks Bldg (Baby Dome)
Feb. 1 (Mon) W, 87-63. vs Alabama State William Nicks Bldg (Baby Dome)
Feb. 13 (Sat) POSTPONED at Jackson State Lee E. Williams Center
Feb. 15 (Mon) POSTPONED at Grambling State Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center
Feb. 18 (Thu) (Rescheduled from Feb. 6) POSTPONED at Texas Southern H&PE Arena
Feb. 21 (Sun) Rescheduled from Feb. 6 and Feb. 18) W, 77-75. at Texas Southern H&PE Arena
Feb. 23 (Tue) (Rescheduled from Feb. 20 and Feb. 21) W, 72-56. (ESPNU) vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff William Nicks Bldg (Baby Dome)
Feb. 25 (Thu) (Rescheduled from Feb. 22 and Feb. 23) W, 82-62. vs Mississippi Valley State William Nicks Bldg (Baby Dome)
Feb. 27 (Sat) W, 55-54. at Alabama A&M Elmore Gymnasium
Mar. 1 (Mon) W, 70-67. at Alabama State Dunn-Oliver Acadome
Mar. 4 (Thu) W, 68-61. vs Southern William Nicks Bldg (Baby Dome)
Mar. 6 (Sat) W, 81-69. vs Alcorn State William Nicks Bldg (Baby Dome)

2021 SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2021 SWAC Basketball Tournament begins March 10 with quarterfinal action in Birmingham, AL, at Bartow Arena.

Game 1 #2 Jackson State 74, vs #7 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 62 2 p.m. ESPN3
Game 2 #1 Prairie View A&M 81, vs #8 Mississippi Valley State 64 8:30 p.m. ESPN3

Quarterfinals, Day 2 - Thursday, March 11 (all times Central)

Game 3 #3 Texas Southern 78, vs #6 Alcorn State 55. 2 p.m. ESPN3
Game 4 #4 Grambling State 72, vs. #5 Southern 67 in overtime. 8:30 p.m. ESPN3

Semifinals - Friday, March 12 (all times Central)

Game 5 2-seed Jackson State 81, vs. 3-seed Texas Southern 84 in overtime. 2 p.m. ESPN3
Game 6 1-seed Prairie View A&M 75, vs. 4-seed Grambling State 63. 8:30 p.m. ESPN3

Championship Game - Saturday, March 13 (Time listed is Central)

Game 7 3-seed Texas Southern 80, vs. 1-seed Prairie View A&M 61. 5 p.m. ESPNU

End of season.

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