Head Coach Gary Bailey has released the 2013-14 schedule for the men’s basketball team and it looks like another great season ahead. Although the schedule is still subject to changes, Coach Bailey and his staff are excited at the challenges for the upcoming season.
“Each year we set out to play the best teams that we can to get our guys ready for our Regional, and hopefully, National Tournaments,” said Bailey. “We have never been concerned with wins and losses during the regular season. Don’t get me wrong, we want to win every game but the goal is not to win games against opponents that don’t challenge our guys to get better. We want to be challenged every game. I think this year’s schedule allows for that…….and maybe a little more.”
The Tigers play six teams from the NAIA including Aquinas College, Cornerstone University, Lawrence Tech., Spring Arbor University, Davenport University, and Southwestern University out of Kansas.
Two NCAA III teams are on this years schedule with Calvin College and Finlandia University.
Three teams from NCAA II will join the schedule with Grand Valley State University, Saginaw Valley State University, and Ferris State University.
Only one team from the USCAA will take on the Tigers with two games against Silver Lake College.
Fifteen games will be played in the NCCAA II. Three of those games will be played at Florida Christian University in Kissimmee, FL. Three others will be played in Portland, Oregon against some of the best competition the NCCAA has to offer in the Western Region.
This year’s Cross Cup game against Kuyper College will be held at Kuyper College on January 21.
The Tigers will host the 2nd Annual Grace Charity Basketball Tournament with Kuyper College, Crossroads College, and College of Faith on November 8 & 9.
The Tigers will travel to two other tournaments, one at Spring Arbor University on November 1 & 2 and then to Calvin College On November 22 & 23.
This years NCCAA Midwest Regional will be held at Great Lakes Christian College in Lansing, MI and the National Tournament will be hosted by the 2012 National Champions at Ohio Christian University in Circleville, OH.
The official schedule will be posted soon on the schedule section of this website. The schedule is subject to changes over the summer. Two exhibition games will be scheduled also. Check back often for updates.