|ASU Reveals 2013-14 Men’s Hoops Schedule|
|Written by Ryan Bower|
|Monday, 12 August 2013 16:42|
Appalachian State University men’s basketball head coach Jason Capel announced his squad’s schedule for the upcoming 2013-14 season on Monday. The schedule is
highlighted by 15 home games and non-conference trips to Cincinnati, Georgia and NC State.
The Mountaineers face five teams in 2013-14 that advanced to the postseason last season, including three NCAA Tournament participants (Cincinnati, NC State and Davidson). Additionally, five Appalachian State opponents (Cincy, Davidson, Elon, NC State and North Carolina Central) won 20 or more games a season ago.
Appalachian State opens the campaign at NC State on Nov. 8. The opener in Raleigh is Appalachian’s 13th all-time meeting versus NC State and the first between the in-state foes since the 2005-06 season. The season-opening contest is the first of four for the Mountaineers in the Global Sports Shootout, which also features the home opener versus Campbell (Nov. 12) and Appalachian’s first-ever matchups versus Cincinnati (Nov. 16) and North Carolina Central (Nov. 22), both of which will be played on the road.
The home opener versus Campbell is one of seven non-conference tilts that Appalachian hosts at the Holmes Center, highlighted by a Dec. 8 matchup versus longtime local rival Charlotte. The meeting is the 33rd all-time between the Mountaineers and 49ers and first since the Apps topped Charlotte, 87-84, in a double-overtime thriller at the Holmes Center on Nov. 19, 2008.
Other non-conference home opponents include Lees-McRae (Nov. 19), Milligan (Dec. 1), North Greenville (Dec. 4), UMKC (Dec. 21) and Bluefield (Dec. 30). The Mountaineers wrap up the road portion of their non-conference schedule with dates at Georgia (Nov. 29), Winthrop (Dec. 15), Presbyterian (Dec. 18) and Duquesne (Jan. 2).
The Mountaineers’ 16-game Southern Conference slate begins at Elon on Jan. 6. The league schedule is highlighted by a late-season three-game homestand — versus Samford (Feb. 13), Wofford (Feb. 15) and Western Carolina (Feb. 20). The home finale versus WCU marks the Mountaineers’ final SoCon home game before joining the Sun Belt Conference in 2014-15.
The final SoCon matchup between traditional hoops rivals Appalachian State and Davidson on Jan. 11 headlines the road portion of the Mountaineers’ conference ledger.
Appalachian’s last Southern Conference Tournament is slated for March 7-10 at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville.
Fans can get their first glimpse of the 2013-14 Apps during the annual Black & Gold scrimmage at the Holmes Center on Oct. 23. All of Appalachian State’s regular-season weekday home games are slated for 7 p.m. starts while weekend home games are scheduled for a 2 p.m. tip, with the exception of games yet-to-be-determined tipoff times versus Campbell (Nov. 12), Milligan (Dec. 1) and Charlotte (Dec. 8).
Appalachian State returns four of its top five scorers from a year ago including juniors Jay Canty (14.3 ppg), Tab Hamilton (9.2 ppg) and Mike Neal (8.8 ppg) along with senior Tevin Baskin (9.9 ppg). In all, the Mountaineers return 10 players who appeared in a game last year along with nearly 70 percent of the team’s scoring output and 60 percent of its rebounds.
ASU 2013-14 Schedule
Oct. 23 Black & Gold Scrimmage, TBA
The Mountaineers will host an open, intrasquad scrimmage
Nov. 8 at NC State, TBA
The Apps open the season against an ACC foe for the first time since 2000
Nov. 12 Campbell, 8 p.m.
Appalachian looks to win its home opener for the sixth-straight season
Nov. 16 at Cincinnati, TBA
The Mountaineers and Bearcats meet on the hardwood for the first time
Nov. 19 Lees-McRae, 7 p.m.
App State is 5-0 all-time against the Bobcats
Nov. 22 at North Carolina Central, 7 p.m.
Appalachian plays NCCU for the first time in program history
Nov. 29 at Georgia, TBA
The teams meet for the first time since Dec. 2, 2002 - UGA is 4-0 in the all-time series
Dec. 1 Milligan, TBA
The Mountaineers hold a seven-game winning streak over the Buffaloes
Dec. 4 North Greenville, 7 p.m.
App State is 2-0 all-time against North Greenville - the teams last met on Nov. 13, 2006
Dec. 8 Charlotte, TBA
The Mountaineers picked up an 87-84 overtime win when the teams met in 2008-09
Dec. 15 at Winthrop, 2 p.m.
The Apps travel to Rock Hill as a return for the 2012 Sears Bracketbuster game
Dec. 18 at Presbyterian, TBA
Appalachian looks to make it eight-straight over the Blue Hose
Dec. 21 UMKC, 2 p.m.
The Mountaineers look to improve to 2-0 against the Kangaroos in the series
Dec. 30 Bluefield College, 7 p.m.
Appalachian State is 23-30 in the final game of the calendar year
Jan. 2 at Duquesne, 7 p.m.
The Mountaineers are 24-29 all-time in the first game of the calendar year
Jan. 6 at Elon*, TBA
App State opens its final SoCon campaign against a fellow departing member
Jan. 9 UNCG*, 7 p.m.
Appalachian looks to stretch its winning streak to three games against UNCG
Jan. 11 at Davidson*, TBA
The Mountaineers look to snap a four-game losing streak against the Wildcats
Jan. 16 Chattanooga*, 7 p.m.
The Apps have won six-straight at home against the Mocs
Jan. 18 Georgia Southern*, 2 p.m.
A matchup between two future Sun Belt foes
Jan. 23 at The Citadel*, TBA
The Mountaineers have dropped three-straight to the Bulldogs in Charleston
Jan. 30 at UNCG*, 7 p.m.
Appalachian shot 55.6 percent in the second half at Greensboro Coliseum last season
Feb. 1 Elon*, 2 p.m.
App State is 5-0 at home against the Phoenix since the 2007-08 campaign
Feb. 6 The Citadel*, 7 p.m.
The Apps look to avenge an 80-77 home loss in overtime last season
Feb. 8 at Western Carolina*, TBA
The Mountaineers visit Cullowhee for the last time as a member of the SoCon
Feb. 13 Samford*, 7 p.m.
Appalachian picked up a 70-67 double-overtime win in the last meeting in Boone
Feb. 15 Wofford*, 4:30 p.m.
The Terriers have won three-straight games at the Holmes Center
Feb. 20 Western Carolina*, 7 p.m.
Appalachian State plays its final SoCon home game after 41 years in the conference
Feb. 22 at Furman*, 2 p.m.
The Mountaineers are 10-26 all-time when facing the Paladins in Greenville
Feb. 27 at Samford, TBA
The Bulldogs are just 2-3 at home against the Mountaineers
Mar. 1 at Chattanooga*, TBA
Appalachian looks to avenge last year’s overtime loss at McKenzie Arena
Mar. 7-10 SoCon Championship &, TBA
The Mountaineers close out 41 years in the SoCon at the league tournament
*- Southern Conference Game
& - at Asheville, N.C.
All times Eastern and subject to change.
Please check www.appstatesports.com for the most up-to-date schedule.
Photo Courtesy: Jason Capel, ASU Athletics
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