LORMAN, Miss. – The Alcorn State University men’s basketball program unveiled its 2019-20 schedule Monday with 14 homes games on tap, announced by head coach Montez Robinson.
The season begins Tuesday, Nov. 5 when the Braves head to DePaul for the opener. Alcorn will also play non-conference road games at UL-Monroe, Memphis, N.C. State, Little Rock, Tulane and Santa Clara.
“I’m very excited for the upcoming season. We always try to play a tough schedule that will test our guys early. We have a tough road ahead, but it will only make us better for our conference games,” Robinson said.
Alcorn’s home opener is set for Tuesday, Nov. 19 against Paul Quinn at the Davey L. Whitney Complex. The Braves will also host non-conference home games against Our Lady of the Lake, Blue Mountain, Rust and Ecclesia.
SWAC play starts Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 with a trip to defending regular season and conference tournament champion Prairie View A&M. After a road game at Texas Southern two days later, the Braves will host Jackson State on Saturday, Jan. 11 in their first conference home game.
League-play remains a double round robin format where each institution plays each other twice – once at home and once on the road. The top eight teams will qualify for the SWAC Championships on Tuesday, March 10 with the higher seed hosting the first round only.
The men will continue to play doubleheaders after the women in conference. Alcorn’s home doubleheaders begin at 3 p.m. on Saturdays and 5:30 p.m. Mondays.
The Braves return four starters in 2019-20 including senior Maurice Howard, junior Troymain Crosby, senior Deshaw Andrews and senior Devon Brewer.