The Edmond Sun


August 16, 2012

UCO releases men's basketball schedule

EDMOND — Central Oklahoma will take on the defending NCAA Division II national champion and four other returning playoff teams in men’s basketball in 2012-13 when the Bronchos make their debut in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

UCO will challenge reigning champion Western Washington on Dec. 18 in Las Vegas as part of the two-day Las Vegas Classic in addition to playing returning Division II national tournament teams and new MIAA rivals Washburn,  Northwest Missouri and Missouri Southern.

The Bronchos will also take on near-by rival Oklahoma Christian, which qualified for the NAIA national tournament last season and is now in the transition period of moving to Division II.

“It will definitely be a challenging schedule, but we’re looking forward to it,” said 11th-year head coach Terry Evans, who is 208-90 at the UCO helm.  “We're exciting about getting into the MIAA because it's a quality league with a lot of great teams and we’re going to have to be ready to play our best every time we step on the floor.”

The Bronchos will play 13 home games after having just seven last season while competed as a Division II independent.  Ten road games and three neutral-site contests round out the schedule.

UCO will meet Oklahoma and Oklahoma City in back-to-back exhibition games on Nov. 7 and 8 before beginning the season with three straight home games, including a Nov. 17 date with OCU.

The Bronchos return two starters and four redshirts from last year’s 15-11 team.

Date      Opponent        Site    Time

Nov. 7 Oklahoma (Exhibition)   Norman   7 p.m.

Nov. 8 Oklahoma City (Exhibition)      Oklahoma City   7 p.m.

Nov. 15 Southwestern Christian  Edmond  7 p.m.

Nov. 17 Oklahoma City   Edmond  2 p.m.

Nov. 20 Mid-America Christian   Edmond  7 p.m.

Nov. 23-24 Drury Classic   Springfield, Mo.

        23 vs. Drury                               3:15 p.m.

        24 vs. Missouri-St. Louis                          1 p.m.

Nov. 27 Oklahoma Christian      Edmond  7 p.m.

Dec. 6 Pittsburg State*        Pittsburg, Kan. 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 8 Southwest Baptist*      Bolivar, Mo.    3:30 p.m.

Dec. 18-19 Las Vegas Classic       Las Vegas, Nev.

        18 vs. Western Washington                          TBA

        19 vs. Central Washington                          TBA

Jan. 3 Missouri Western*       Edmond  7:30 p.m.

Jan. 5 Washburn*       Edmond  3:30 p.m.

Jan. 10 Truman State*   Kirksville, Mo. 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 12 Lindenwood*     St. Charles, Mo.        3:30 p.m.

Jan. 16 Northeastern State*     Edmond  7:30 p.m.

Jan. 19 Northwest Missouri*     Edmond  3:30 p.m.

Jan. 27 Emporia State*  Emporia, Kan.   3:30 p.m.

Jan. 30 Fort Hays State*        Hays, Kan.      7:30 p.m.

Feb. 1 Nebraska-Kearney*       Kearney, Neb.   7:30 p.m.

Feb. 7 Central Missouri*       Edmond  7:30 p.m.

Feb. 9 Lincoln*        Edmond  3:30 p.m.

Feb. 13 Emporia State*  Edmond  7:30 p.m.

Feb. 21 Missouri Southern*      Joplin, Mo.     7:30 p.m.

Feb. 23 Pittsburg State*        Edmond  3:30 p.m.

Feb. 27 Northeastern State*     Tahlequah, Okla.        7:30 p.m.

March 2 Missouri Southern*      Edmond  3:30 p.m.

March 7-10 MIAA Postseason Tournament      Kansas City, Mo.        TBA

* Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association game

All game times are Central time

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