JSU completes its basketball schedule
by Al Muskewitz
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Jacksonville State coach James Green has a schedule in place for the coming season. (Photo by Bill Wilson)
Jacksonville State coach James Green has a schedule in place for the coming season. (Photo by Bill Wilson)
JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville State has completed its 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule with the addition of Division II Fort Valley State and exhibition games with West Georgia and Martin Methodist.

The Anniston Star previously had reported the Gamecocks’ other opponents, but now the school has announced dates and times for the games.

Free from the APR sanctions that reduced their schedule and banned them from post-season play last season, James Green's Gamecocks have 31 regular-season games this season.

They have non-conference games with Auburn, Florida State, Bradley, Illinois, Chicago State, Alabama State, Dalton State, Alabama A&M, Fort Valley, Alcorn State, Dartmouth, Central Michigan (home-and-home) and a tournament in the British Virgin Islands to play Arkansas-Little Rock and either Southern Mississippi or Coppin State.

Within the Ohio Valley Conference, the Gamecocks play home-and-home series with East Division rivals Belmont, Tennessee State, Eastern Kentucky, Morehead State and Tennessee Tech. Against the West, they play Tennessee Martin, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville and Eastern Illinois at home and Southeast Missouri, Austin Peay and Murray State on the road.

The Gamecocks open the season with exhibitions against West Georgia (Oct. 31) and Martin Methodist (Nov. 4).

Their home opener is Nov. 16 against Alabama State.

Jacksonville State Schedule

31—West Georgia (exh.), 7 p.m.

NOVEMBER: 4—Martin Methodist (exh.), 7 p.m.; 8—at Bradley, 7 p.m.; 10—at Illinois, 5 p.m.; 12—at Chicago State, 7 p.m.; 16—Alabama State, 7 p.m.; 19—at Auburn, 7 p.m.; 22—Dalton State, 1 p.m.; 25—at Alabama A&M, TBA; 27—Fort Valley State, noon; 30—at Central Michigan, TBA.

DECEMBER: 8—at Florida State, TBA; 11—Alcorn State, 7 p.m.; 14—at Dartmouth, TBA; 17—Central Michigan, 7:45 p.m.; 20—vs. Arkansas-Little Rock in Tortola, BVI, TBA; 21—vs. Southern Miss or Coppin State in Tortola, BVI, TBA; 30—UT Martin, 7:45 p.m.

JANUARY: 2—at Belmont, TBA; 4—at Tennessee State, 7 p.m.; 9—SIU-Edwardsville, 7 p.m.; 11—Eastern Illinois, 4:30 p.m.; 16—Tennessee State, 7 p.m.; 18—at Eastern Kentucky, TBA; 23—at Austin Peay, TBA; 25 —at Murray State, TBA

FEBRUARY: 1—at Morehead State, TBA; 8—Tennessee Tech, 4:30 p.m.; 13—Morehead State, 7 p.m.; 15—Eastern Kentucky, 4:30 p.m.; 20—at Southeast Missouri, 7 p.m.; 22—at Tennessee Tech, TBA.

MARCH: 1—Belmont, 4:30 p.m.; 5-8—OVC Tournament, Nashville, Tenn.
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