STEPHENVILLE, Texas – The thrill stage surrounding the Tarleton males’s basketball staff after Midnight Insanity will not be coming down anytime quickly, particularly now that the schedule has been launched.
Tarleton introduced its 2022-23 schedule on Tuesday, that includes a 31-game common season slate, plus the potential of taking part in in its first Western Athletic Convention Basketball Event. Of the 31 common season video games, 14 will likely be performed at dwelling at Knowledge Fitness center in Stephenville. The Texans may have 18 WAC video games and 13 non-conference contests.
“Our schedule ought to get everybody as excited as our gamers and coaches are,” head coach Billy Gillispie stated. “It needs to be one of the vital difficult schedules that anybody within the nation is taking part in. That’s precisely the way in which we prefer it as we proceed to make our imprint on the NCAA Division I basketball map. We won’t wait to get began.”
Like final 12 months, Tarleton will start its common season on the highway at a Pac-12 faculty, this time heading to Tempe, Arizona, to face off towards Arizona State on Nov. 7. Following the bout with the Solar Devils, the Texans will head again to Stephenville for his or her dwelling opener on Nov. 10 towards Kansas Christian.
From Nov. 18-21, Tarleton will likely be heading to the islands – the Virgin Islands, that’s – for the 2022 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam. On Nov. 18, Tarleton will start the occasion towards Belmont. Relying on the results of that recreation, the Texans will both play George Mason or Boston School on both Nov. 19 or Nov. 20. Their three-game slate in paradise will conclude on Nov. 21 towards a staff to be determined later, relying on outcomes of the earlier video games.
“We’ve got been in a position to play with one of the best groups within the nation from essentially the most recognizable conferences,” Gillispie stated. “These video games are enjoyable for the gamers and followers and proceed to point out that we have gotten a drive to be reckoned with on the most important stage.”
The remainder of the non-conference schedule proves the Texans are nonetheless not afraid to match up towards anybody, because it consists of highway contests at Wichita State (Nov. 26), Baylor (Dec. 6), Central Florida (Dec. 11) and Air Power (Dec. 18). The Texans may also host Weber State at Knowledge Fitness center on Nov. 29.
“A marquee non-conference recreation towards Weber State must be an thrilling dwelling contest that can garner an incredible dwelling crowd,” Gillispie stated. “It is very tough to get a staff resembling Weber State to come back to our dwelling court docket. It’ll in all probability be one of the best D1 staff to ever come to Stephenville for a non-conference recreation. It must be a magical environment in Knowledge Fitness center.”
Convention play will start on Dec. 29 at Knowledge Fitness center towards brand-new WAC member UT Arlington. New 12 months’s Eve will likely be spent at rival Abilene Christian, after which Tarleton will host one other new WAC foe, Southern Utah, on Jan. 5. ACU heads to Stephenville on Jan. 14.
Via many of the convention slate, the Texans will likely be at dwelling for one weekend and on the highway the following, with most video games performed on both Wednesday-Saturday or Thursday-Saturday. Tarleton ends the common season with three of its final 4 video games at dwelling, concluding towards the defending WAC champion and 2022 NCAA Event Second Spherical staff New Mexico State on March 3 in Stephenville.
After that, Tarleton has the potential to compete within the WAC Event for the primary time since becoming a member of the convention in 2020-21.
“The WAC will as soon as once more show to be a problem, and as soon as once more we’re up for the problem,” Gillispie stated. “The 18 convention video games will take a full effort from our staff, however I do know we’ll be prepared, and we look ahead to the WAC Event on the finish of the 12 months.”
Tarleton will play in entrance of followers for the primary time on Oct. 30 in an exhibition recreation towards UNT Dallas at Knowledge Fitness center.
The complete schedule is under, and will be discovered right here.
|Oct. 30 (EXHIBITION)||UNT Dallas||Stephenville, TX|
|Nov. 7||Arizona State||Tempe, AZ|
|Nov. 10||Kansas Christian||Stephenville, TX|
|Nov. 18||Belmont||St. Thomas, USVI|
|Nov. 19 or Nov. 20||George Mason or Boston School||St. Thomas, USVI|
|Nov. 21||TBA||St. Thomas, USVI|
|Nov. 26||Wichita State||Wichita, KS|
|Nov. 29||Weber State||Stephenville, TX|
|Dec. 3||Wiley School||Stephenville, TX|
|Dec. 6||Baylor||Waco, TX|
|Dec. 11||Central Florida||Orlando, FL|
|Dec. 18||Air Power||Colorado Springs, CO|
|Dec. 21||Huston-Tillotson||Stephenville, TX|
|Dec. 29||UT Arlington*||Stephenville, TX|
|Dec. 31||Abilene Christian*||Abilene, TX|
|Jan. 5||Southern Utah*||Stephenville, TX|
|Jan. 7||Sam Houston*||Huntsville, TX|
|Jan. 11||Chicago State||Stephenville, TX|
|Jan. 14||Abilene Christian*||Stephenville, TX|
|Jan. 19||Seattle U*||Seattle, WA|
|Jan. 21||California Baptist*||Riverside, CA|
|Jan. 26||Utah Tech*||Stephenville, TX|
|Jan. 28||Grand Canyon*||Stephenville, TX|
|Feb. 1||UT Arlington*||Arlington, TX|
|Feb. 4||UTRGV*||Stephenville, TX|
|Feb. 9||Southern Utah*||Cedar Metropolis, UT|
|Feb. 11||Utah Tech*||St. George, UT|
|Feb. 15||Stephen F. Austin*||Nacogdoches, TX|
|Feb. 18||Sam Houston*||Stephenville, TX|
|Feb. 23||Utah Valley*||Stephenville, TX|
|Feb. 25||UTRGV*||Edinburg, TX|
|March 3||New Mexico State*||Stephenville, TX|
Dates and occasions topic to vary | Residence video games in daring | * WAC Sport