DETROIT, Mich. -- The men's basketball team, led by first year head coach Craig Covington, released their 2013-14 schedule Monday (Sept. 30). With only twelve of their 30 contests at home, Covington and the Mustangs will have their hands full on the road early and often with the season tipping off Nov. 2 at Roosevelt University in Chicago. The first home game of the season is set for Nov. 8 at 7:00 p.m. against Purdue University-Calumet.
First Year, Second Year
While Covington enters his first year at the helm, the Mustangs will step into year two of Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) action beginning Nov. 16 when Davenport visits Marygrove at 3:00 p.m. Last season, the men's basketball team finished their inaugural season in the WHAC with a 3-19 record in conference. Two wins came against fellow 2012-13 newcomer Lawrence Tech, while the third came in upset fashion over No. 17 Madonna University.
Madonna will return to Marygrove for the first time since being upset by the Mustangs Nov. 20. The Mustangs visit the Crusaders Jan. 25, 2014, and will look to have a better outing after Madonna won in a rout last season.
The Mustangs hit the road for their first WHAC game of 2013-14 Nov. 23 to take on Cornerstone University. The game will be followed by a much shorter road trip as the Mustangs square off with nearby counterpart Lawrence Tech Nov. 26 in Southfield.
Seven of the Mustangs' eight non-conference games will be on the road. The lone home non-conference tilt is Nov. 8 against Purdue University-Calumet at 7:00 p.m. Covington's crew will also be away from home for a pair of exhibitions against NCAA Division I opponents against Eastern Michigan University (Nov. 4) and Central Michigan University (Jan. 3).
A game at NCAA Division II power Findlay University and a contest against familiar foe Adrian College are both on the early season non-conference slate for the Mustangs.
Over the winter holiday break, the Mustangs will make the trek to California in search of warmer weather and more great basketball. The team will play a pair of games in the 38th Annual Tom Byron Classic in Santa Barbara, Calif., Dec. 30 and 31.
Coming To You Live!
All home games and select road games will feature live audio play-by-play and live stats on the Mustang Sports Network. Jeremy Otto, the Voice of the Mustangs, will be on the call as Covington and the Mustangs take on the field this season. Links to live coverage can be found on the Gameday Live section.
A full season preview will be released in the week leading up to the team's first contest.