Charlotte 49ers Announce 2017-18 Men’s Basketball Schedule
Charlotte, NC -- Charlotte 49ers head men’s basketball coach Mark Price announced the 49ers 2017-18 schedule which features 15 home games in Halton Arena.
“We are excited about our 2017-18 schedule,” Price said. “It is a challenging schedule with a good mix of tough road games and exciting home games in Halton Arena.”
The schedule is highlighted with seven games against teams from the Carolinas. The 49ers welcome 2017 NCAA Tournament participants Wake Forest (December 5) and Middle Tennessee (February 3) to Halton Arena. Charlotte plays 2017 NCAA Tournament participant Oklahoma State in their first road game (November 13).
Charlotte plays six of their first eight games in Halton Arena. The non-conference schedule begins with a home game against Methodist (November 10). Then, the 49ers hit the road to play Big 12 foe Oklahoma State (November 13). Charlotte returns to Halton Arena for four straight games. First, the 49ers play College of Charleston (November 18). Then, the week of Thanksgiving, Charlotte plays Presbyterian (November 20) and High Point (November 24) in Halton Arena. Charlotte concludes the month of November in Halton Arena against cross-county rival Davidson (November 28).
The 49ers begin the month of December on the road at James Madison (December 2). The 49ers host ACC foe Wake Forest in their final non-conference home game (December 5). The 49ers play at Chattanooga (December 10). Charlotte travels to in-state foe East Carolina (December 21). The 49ers conclude the non-conference portion of their schedule on the road at USF (December 21).
The 18-game Conference USA schedule, which features nine home and nine away games, starts on the road at Old Dominion (December 30).
“Conference USA continues to grow and every program continues to improve,” Price said. “It becomes challenging every year to continue to get better and move up the standings and put yourself in position to win a championship.”
Charlotte plays five Conference USA opponents twice (home and away). Charlotte plays Old Dominion in Halton Arena (January 27). The 49ers play Marshall at home (January 11) and on the road (February 24). Charlotte plays WKU at home (January 13) and the on the road (February 22). The 49ers play Florida Atlantic on the road (January 18) and at home in their regular-season finale (March 3). Charlotte plays FIU on the road (January 20) and at home (March 1).
The remainder of the Conference USA schedule features home games against UAB (February 1), Middle Tennessee (February 3), UTEP (February 15) and UTSA (February 17) and road games at North Texas (January 4), at Rice (January 6), at Louisiana Tech (February 8) and at Southern Miss (February 10).
The 2018 Conference USA Tournament will be held March 7-10 in Frisco, Texas at the Ford Center at The Star, in partnership with the University of North Texas, the Dallas Cowboys and Visit Frisco.
Price, who is entering his third season at Charlotte, welcomes back six letterwinners led by junior guard Jon Davis (19.6 ppg), redshirt senior guard Austin Ajukwa (11.4 ppg) and junior guard Andrien White (11.3 ppg).
Game times as well as the broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date.
For ticket information, season ticket deposits are now being accepted by the 49ers Ticket Office. For ticket pricing and more, visit www.PacktheMine49.com or call 704-687-4949. Season ticket renewal applications will be mailed next week.
2017-18 CHARLOTTE 49ERS MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Fri. 10 METHODIST Halton Arena
Mon. 13 at Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla.
Sat. 18 COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Halton Arena
Mon. 20 PRESBYTERIAN Halton Arena
Fri. 24 HIGH POINT Halton Arena
Tues. 28 DAVIDSON Halton Arena
Sat. 2 at James Madison Harrisonburg, Va.
Tues. 5 WAKE FOREST Halton Arena
Sun. 10 at Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tenn.
Mon. 18 at East Carolina Greenville, N.C.
Thur. 21 at USF Tampa, Fla.
Sat. 30 at Old Dominion* Norfolk, Va.
Thur. 4 at North Texas* Denton, Texas
Sat. 6 at Rice* Houston, Texas
Thur. 11 MARSHALL* Halton Arena
Sat. 13 WKU* Halton Arena
Thur. 18 at Florida Atlantic* Boca Raton, Fla.
Sat. 20 at FIU* Miami, Fla.
Sat. 27 OLD DOMINION* Halton Arena
Thur. 1 UAB* Halton Arena
Sat. 3 MIDDLE TENNESSEE* Halton Arena
Thur. 8 at Louisiana Tech* Ruston, La.
Sat. 10 at Southern Miss* Hattiesburg, Miss.
Thur. 15 UTEP* Halton Arena
Sat. 17 UTSA* Halton Arena
Thur. 22 at WKU* Bowling Green, Ky.
Sat. 24 at Marshall* Huntington, W. Va.
Thur. 1 FIU* Halton Arena
Sat. 3 FLORIDA ATLANTIC* Halton Arena
W-Sat. 7-10 at Conference USA Tournament Frisco, Texas
*Conference USA Games
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