MC Basketball season kicks off this month
The Maryville College men’s basketball season starts on Wednesday, Nov. 16 against Centre College. The season opener will be hosted at MC and tips off at 7:30 p.m.
Conference play will begin on Saturday, Dec. 3. Also at home, the Scots will be up against La Grange, starting at 4 p.m.
The men will be playing a total of 25 games in the regular season this year. Fourteen of those 25 games will be against other USA South teams. Scots fans will have a total of 11 chances to support their Scots at home for the 2016-2017 season. Seven of the 11 home games will be conference games.
According to the USA South’s preseason polls, the Scots are predicted to finish fourth overall in the conference.
The MC women’s basketball team will start their 2016-17 season in Danville, KY on Friday, Nov. 18. The women will face Mary Baldwin College.
The first home game for the women will be on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. They will face off against Thomas More College.
The first USA South Conference game for the women will be Friday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m against Salem College at home.
Like the men, the women will be playing 25 regular season games. The MC women’s team will also play 14 conference games (seven at home) and a total of 11 home games this season.
The women were picked in the 2016-17 coaches’ preseason polls to win the Western Division of the USA South.
Last season, the women went 26-and-4 overall and went 14-and-1 in conference play. The Lady Scots finished their season with an exciting appearance in the Sweet 16, which is part of the reason behind the women being picked in the pre-season poll.