Coach Ed DeChellis has announced the Navy men's basketball program's 2014-15 schedule. The Mids will play 18 Patriot League conference games and 12 non-conference games. Navy will play 15 games at Alumni Hall.
Navy will open the 2014-15 season by hosting the inaugural 'Veterans Classic at the Naval Academy' on Nov. 14. Tennessee will face VCU at Alumni Hall at 6:30 p.m. and Navy will host Michigan State at 9 p.m.. Both games will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.
Michigan State (29-9, 12-6 Big Ten) won the Big Ten Tournament Championship and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight before falling to eventual national champion UConn. This will just be the second time that Navy has hosted a Big Ten team and the first since hosting Ohio State in 1932. Navy defeated Michigan State in overtime on Nov. 29, 1986, 91-90 in the only other meeting in series history. Then-senior David Robinson had 43 points and 16 rebounds.
Navy will begin competition in the four-game Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament on Nov. 16 by playing a campus site game at Notre Dame. N
Navy will play a second campus site game at Providence on Nov. 20 before playing two games at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Providence (23-12, 10-8 BIG EAST) won the Big East Tournament Championship last year before falling to sixth-seeded North Carolina in the NCAA Second Round.
Navy will meet Northeastern in the Springfield Bracket of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament on Nov. 22 at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Navy will then face either Manhattan or Binghamton in the championship or consolation game of the Springfield Bracket on Nov. 23.
Navy will open a three-game homestand by hosting Division III member Penn State Harrisburg on Nov. 26 in Alumni Hall.
Navy will close its non-conference slate with a pair of games against in-state opponents. Navy will play at Maryland Eastern Shore on Dec. 13 and following a break for final exams, Navy will host Towson on Dec. 22.
Navy will open its 24th season of Patriot League play at home against Loyola on Dec. 31.
The Mids will play at Army on Jan. 10 this season and the Army-Navy Star Game will be contested in Annapolis on February 7.
NAVY MEN'S BASKETBALL
Nov. 14 vs. Michigan State, 9 p.m.
Nov. 16, at Notre Dame, TBA
Nov. 20, at Providence, TBA
Nov. 22, vs. Northeastern, Uncasville, Conn., 8 p.m.
Nov. 23, vs. Binghamton/Manhattan, Uncasville, Conn., TBA
Nov. 26, vs. Penn State Harrisburg, 7 p.m.
Nov. 29, vs. Saint Francis, 1 p.m.
Dec. 3, vs. Penn, 7 p.m.
Dec. 6, at The Citadel, TBA
Dec. 9, vs. VMI, 7 p.m.
Dec. 13, at Maryland Eastern Shore, TBA
Dec. 22, vs. Towson, 7 p.m.
Dec. 31, vs. Loyola, 7 p.m.
Jan. 3, at Lafayette, TBA
Jan. 7, vs. Boston University, 7 p.m.
Jan. 10, at Army, TBA
Jan. 14, at Bucknell, TBA
Jan. 17, vs. Colgate, 7 p.m.
Jan. 21, at Lehigh, TBA
Jan. 24, at Holy Cross, TBA
Jan. 28, vs. American, 7 p.m.
Jan. 31, vs. Lafayette, 7 p.m.
Feb. 4, at Boston University, TBA
Feb. 7, vs. Army, TBA
Feb. 11, vs. Bucknell, 7 p.m.
Feb. 14, at Colgate, TBA
Feb. 18, vs. Lehigh, 7 p.m.
Feb. 21, vs. Holy Cross, TBA
Feb. 25, at American, TBA
Feb. 28, at Loyola, TBA
Mar. 2, Patriot League First Round Campus Sites TBA
Mar. 4, Patriot League Quarterfinals Campus Sites TBA
Mar. 7, Patriot League Semifinals Campus Sites TBA
Mar. 11, Patriot League Championship Campus Sites TBA