NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University men's basketball released tip times for its 13-game home schedule Thursday.
The Bruins home opener will be a Nov. 14 7 p.m. CT tip against Indiana State. The Sycamores defeated the likes of Final Four participant Wichita State, SEC Champion Ole Miss, and ACC Champion Miami a year ago en route to a Postseason NIT berth.
Belmont will host Lipscomb Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. CT, twelve days after opening the season at Allen Arena.
After another 7 p.m. CT tip against Brescia leading into the Thanksgiving holiday, Belmont welcomes consensus preseason Top 25 VCU to the Curb Event Center Dec. 1 for 4 p.m. CT start.
The Bruins close non-conference play with a Dec. 11 7 p.m. CT tip against another 2013 postseason team, Fairfield.
Two nationally-televised, primetime contests highlight the home OVC schedule. As the league office announced Wednesday, Belmont will host Murray State Feb. 6 and Tennessee State Feb. 13 on ESPNU, with each game slated for 8 p.m. CT.
The Bruins will face Austin Peay Feb. 8 at a special 4 p.m. CT start as part of Homecoming 2014 festivities.
Belmont men's basketball went 26-7 a year ago, and joins Kansas and Memphis as one of only three programs in the nation to earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament six of the last eight years. Moreover, only Belmont, Gonzaga, Marquette and Xavier among non-football playing universities have reached the NCAA Tournament six of the last eight years.
For more information on purchasing Belmont Basketball season tickets, contact the Curb Event Center Box Office at (615) 460-BALL or visit belmontbruins.com.
2013-14 Belmont Men's Basketball Home Schedule
Nov. 14 vs. Indiana State 7 p.m. CT
Nov. 20 vs. Lipscomb 7 p.m. CT
Nov. 26 vs. Brescia 7 p.m. CT
Dec. 1 vs. VCU 4 p.m. CT
Dec. 11 vs. Fairfield 7 p.m. CT
Jan. 2 vs. Jacksonville State 7 p.m. CT
Jan. 4 vs. Tennessee Tech 4 p.m. CT
Jan. 23 vs. Morehead State 7 p.m. CT
Jan. 25 vs. Eastern Kentucky 7 p.m. CT
Feb. 6 vs. Murray State 8 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
Feb. 8 vs. Austin Peay 4 p.m. CT
Feb. 13 vs. Tennessee State 8 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
Feb. 20 vs. Eastern Illinois 7 p.m. CT