Campbell announces men’s basketball schedule
BUIES CREEK Home dates with CAA, Southern Conference and MEAC schools, trips to UNC Wilmington and Charlotte, plus the Big South Conference slate highlight the 2015-16 Campbell University men’s basketball schedule.
Under the direction of third-year head coach Kevin McGeehan, the Camels will embark on a 29-game regular season slate before the Big South Championship starts Mar. 3.
Along the way, the Camels will face schools from six different Division I conferences, including two each from the Colonial Athletic Association, MEAC and Southern. The 18-game Big South Conference ledger begins at home on the Saturday after Thanksgiving against defending league champ Coastal Carolina and also includes a Dec. 13 trip to UNC Asheville.
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“We are excited to announce our schedule for the ‘15-16 season,” McGeehan said. “We believe the non-conference schedule will help prepare us for what will again be a highly competitive Big South Conference this year.
“We hope to be playing our best basketball next March,” he added. “The opportunity to bring regional teams like the College of Charleston, VMI and The Citadel to our building, while continuing the series with UNCW and the chance to play at C-USA member Charlotte, not only gives us a chance to compete, but also to show where we are as a program.”
Campbell opens the year against Montreat on Friday, Nov. 13 in the second game of an opening night doubleheader with the Lady Camels.
Duke: On Tuesday, Sept. 8, President Obama will welcome the men’s basketball team to the White House to honor its 2015 NCAA Championship.
UNC: Senior Casey Di Nardo scored twice and the Tar Heel defense held a shutout through the game’s first 62 minutes in a 5-2 win Friday at No. 15 Princeton. Second-ranked UNC improved to 3-0 with its third road win over a ranked team.
Duke: Middle blockers Jordan Tucker and Leah Meyer guided the team to a 3-0 victory over UMKC at the Kansas Invitational.
Wake Forest: The team won its first match of the Elon Phoenix Classic with a 3-2 victory over N.C. Central.
Campbell: Campbell and Elon battled to a scoreless first half, but two second-half goals by the Phoenix dealt the Camels a 2-0 setback in the opening match of the Wrightsville Beach Classic.
Caue Da Silva and Jaiden Fortune found the back of the net for Elon (3-0-0), who matched the Camels (0-2-0) with five shots on goal. In addition, the Phoenix held a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks on the evening.
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