PORTSMOUTH, OHIO (Men's Basketball) – The Shawnee State men's basketball team has released its slate of games for the 2014-15 season which features 14 home contests, head coach Jeff Hamilton announced Monday.
The Bears will open the season on Nov. 1 with a matchup against Kent State University at Tuscarawas at the Frank & Janis Waller Gymnasium. SSU will remain at home on Nov. 4 versus Mount Vernon Nazarene.
In the middle of November, Hamilton and company will play three straight road games, including a Nov. 8 contest versus the University of Northwestern, Ohio. On Nov. 13 and 15, the Bears open up Mid-South Conference play on the road against the University of Pikeville and the University of the Cumberlands.
SSU will remain with Mid-South action on Nov. 20 and 22, as Lindsey Wilson and Cumberland University come to Portsmouth. The Bears close November with a home game against Davis & Elkins College (Nov. 25) and a road bout versus Alice Lloyd College (Nov. 30).
December opens with a home rivalry game against the University of Rio Grande (Dec. 3), before another Mid-South game at the newest addition to the conference, Life University (Dec. 6). On Dec. 10, Shawnee plays host to West Virginia Wesleyan.
The Bears head into the holidays with road matchups versus Taylor University (Dec. 16), Urbana University (Dec. 17) and Indiana Tech (Dec. 21).
The new year begins with a non-conference bout at West Virginia Tech before the Bears return home for three straight MCS battles, taking on Georgetown College (Jan. 15), St. Catharine College (Jan. 22) and Campbellsville University (Jan. 24).
SSU plays the back end of a home-and-home with Rio Grande on Jan. 29, before closing January with a conference matchup at Georgetown on Jan. 31.
The Bears play host to Life to open February on the 5th, and remain at home for the final non-conference matchup of the season, a Feb. 7 game against West Virginia Tech.
On Feb. 12, Shawnee State travels to Tennessee for a contest versus Cumberland University and, two days later, plays at Lindsey Wilson. The final home games of the season will be played on Feb. 19 and 21 versus the Cumberlands and Pikeville.
SSU is set to close out the regular season on the road versus Campbellsville (Feb. 26) and St. Catharine (Feb. 28). The Mid-South Conference Championships are set for March 5-8 in Frankfort, Ky.