Bulldogs release non-conference slate

Vic Schaefer set up a challenging non-conference schedule for his team.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Vic Schaefer set up a challenging non-conference schedule for his team. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

In hopes of making another NCAA Tournament run, Mississippi State has set forth a challenging non-conference schedule.

The Bulldogs will square off against six teams that advanced to the postseason including four that reached the NCAA Tournament.

We feel like we have put together a challenging non-conference schedule,” said MSU coach Vic Schaefer. “We took to heart some of the concerns the NCAA Tournament selection committee had about our schedule a year ago.”

MSU hosts Mississippi College in exhibition action on Nov. 10 before tipping off the season against Samford. The Nov. 13 opener versus Samford will be part of a doubleheader at Humphrey Coliseum along the men’s debut against Eastern Washington.

Schaefer’s squad will also host Grambling (Nov. 21), Mississippi Valley State (Nov. 24), Norfolk State (Nov. 27), Savannah State (Nov. 29), Tennessee State (Dec. 6), Southern Miss (Dec. 16) and Southeastern Louisiana (Dec. 28).

The Bulldogs have road dates against Sweet 16 foe Texas on Dec. 2, Louisiana Tech on Dec. 13 and South Florida on Dec. 30 in a game played in Jacksonville.

State will also participate in the Puerto Rico Classic Dec. 19-21 facing Florida Gulf Coast, Western Michigan and SMU.

The SEC slate is expected to be released later this month.


Mississippi State Women’s Basketball
2015-16 Non-Conference Schedule

Nov. 10                Tues.             MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE (Exh.)                                   7 p.m.

Nov. 13                Fri.                SAMFORD                                                                       TBA

Nov. 21                Sat.                GRAMBLING                                                                  TBA

Nov. 24                Tues.             MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE                                    7 p.m.

Nov. 27                Fri.                NORFOLK STATE                                                       6 p.m.

Nov. 29                Sun.               SAVANNAH STATE                                                    2 p.m.

Dec. 2                    Wed.              at Texas                                                                          TBA

Dec. 6                   Sun.               TENNESSEE STATE                                                   2 p.m.

Dec. 13                 Sun.               at Louisiana Tech                                                         3 p.m.

Dec. 16                 Wed.             SOUTHERN MISS                                                        7 p.m.

Dec. 19                 Sat.            #  vs. Florida Gulf Coast                                                 10 a.m.

Dec. 20                 Sun.           #  vs. Western Michigan                                             12:15 p.m.

Dec. 21                 Mon.          #  vs. SMU                                                                  12:15 p.m.

Dec. 28                 Mon.              SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA                                  7 p.m.

Dec. 30                  Wed.       %  vs. South Florida                                                            TBA

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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