SLU Releases 2021-22 Men’s Basketball Schedule

Published 10:36 am Wednesday, September 29, 2021

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The Southeastern Louisiana University men’s basketball team released their 2021-22 schedule under third-year SLU head coach David Kiefer, the school announced Wednesday.

The Lions (8-18, 5-10 Southland in 2020-21) will play a 31-game slate that includes 17 non-conference games and 14 Southland contests. The schedule includes another grueling road schedule with 20 games being played away from the friendly confines of the University Center.

SLU will open the season Tuesday, Nov. 9th  on the road against a familiar foe, in-state rival Tulane (10-13 in 2020-21).

Following the opener against the Green Wave, the Lions will begin the home portion of the schedule Friday, Nov. 12th against Southeastern Baptist College before a Sunday, Nov. 14th matchup back at the University Center against Paul Quinn College.

The rest of the non-conference slate includes road games against Louisville, Iowa, Iowa State, SMU, Troy and Southern.

Southeastern will also travel to Fort Meyers, Florida to take on Florida Gulf Coast, Purdue Fort Wayne and Western Michigan in the 2021 FGCU Invitational Nov. 26-28.

Prior to Southland play, SLU will play home games against Ecclesia College Monday, Nov. 22 and Millsaps Wednesday, Dec. 29th.

“We’re really excited about the non-conference schedule that we’ve put together,” said Kiefer. “We’ll face teams that have played in the NCAA Tournament the past few seasons or competed for conference championships. We love getting on the road early in the year and competing against the best because it will prepare us for the battles in league play.”

With the departure of Abilene Christian, Central Arkansas, Lamar, Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin, the Lions will play just 14 Southland contests. However, SLU will compete in the Southland Tip-Off Tournament Thursday-Saturday Jan. 6-8 in Katy, Texas. The games will not count towards SLU’s conference record but they will play three games against Southland opponents to be announced.

The Southland agenda will feature home-and-home games with the remaining teams in the league including Houston Baptist, McNeese, Nicholls, New Orleans, Northwestern State, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and UIW.

Southeastern will open the conference battle Saturday, Jan. 15 at home against Northwestern State and close the regular season on the road against the NSU Saturday, March 5th.

The Southland Conference Tournament will remain in Katy, Texas at the Merrell Center for the 14th consecutive year Wednesday, March 9 – Saturday, March 12.

2021-22 SLU Men’s Basketball Schedule

Home Games in Bold

*Southland Conference Game

Date                       Opponent                                                              Location                               Time

11/9/21                  at Tulane                                                               New Orleans, La.                 TBA

11/12/21                vs. Southeastern Baptist College                   Hammond, La.                   TBA

11/14/21                Paul Quinn College                                           Hammond, La.                   TBA

11/18/21                 at SMU                                                                  Dallas, Texas                       TBA

11/22/21                vs. Ecclesia College                                           Hammond, La                    TBA      

11/26/21                 vs. Purdue Fort Wayne (MTE)                          Fort Meyers, Fla.                                 3:30 p.m.

11/27/21                 vs. Florida Gulf Coast (MTE)                           Fort Meyers, Fla.                                 6 p.m.

11/28/21                 vs. West Michigan (MTE)                                 Fort Meyers, Fla.                                 12:30 p.m.

12/5/21                  at Troy                                                                   Troy, Ala.                              TBA

12/11/21                 at Southern (La.)                                                  Baton Rouge, La.                 TBA

12/14/21                 at Louisville                                                          Louisville, Ky                      TBA

12/19/21                 at Iowa State                                                        Ames, Iowa                          TBA

12/21/21                 at Iowa                                                                  Iowa City, Iowa                   TBA

12/29/21                vs. Millsaps                                                          Hammond, La.                   TBA

1/6/22                    vs. Southland (SLC Tip-Off)                             Katy, Texas                          TBA

1/7/22                    vs. Southland (SLC Tip-Off)                             Katy, Texas                          TBA

1/8/22                    vs. Southland (SLC Tip-Off)                             Katy, Texas                          TBA

1/15/22                  vs. Northwestern State*                                   Hammond, La.                   TBA

1/20/22                  at New Orleans*                                                  New Orleans, La.                 TBA

1/22/22                  at Nicholls*                                                           Thibodaux, La.                    TBA

1/27/22                  vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi                     Hammond, La.                   TBA

1/29/22                  vs. UIW*                                                              Hammond, La.                   TBA

2/3/22                    at McNeese*                                                         Lake Charles, La.                 TBA

2/5/22                    at Houston Baptist*                                            Houston, Texas                    TBA

2/10/22                  vs. McNeese*                                                       Lake Charles, La.              TBA

2/12/22                  vs. Houston Baptist*                                         Hammond, La.                   TBA

2/17/22                  at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi*                        Corpus Christi, Texas         TBA

2/19/22                  at UIW*                                                                 San Antonio, Texas            TBA

2/24/22                  vs. New Orleans*                                               Hammond, La.                   TBA

2/26/22                  vs. Nicholls*                                                        Hammond, La.                   TBA

3/5/22                    at Northwestern State*                                       Natchitoches, La.                 TBA

3/9/22-3/12/22     at Southland Conference Tournament            Katy, Texas                          TBA


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