TROY, Ala. – The Troy men’s basketball program and head coach Don Maestri have released the 2012-13 schedule. Troy will play 15 games in the brand new Trojan Arena, the most home contests for the Trojans since 2007-08.
“It’s a unique schedule for us. We play, for the first time, everyone in our league twice, home and away,” said Maestri. “It’s a highly competitive out of conference home schedule this year, with the SEC, Conference USA, SWAC, Colonial and Big West all coming to Troy.”
Troy will play 13 games against teams that finished last season at .500 or better, including six opponents that advanced to post-season play. The Trojans will also play 20 Sun Belt Conference games this season, facing each opponent at home and on the road.
The Trojans will play a tough non-conference schedule, facing nine different opponents from eight different conferences.
The season begins with a home contest on Friday, November 9, against SEC foe Mississippi State at 7 p.m. The game will be the first at Trojan Arena and will also be the first time that Troy has ever faced a SEC opponent at home.
Troy then travels to College Station, Texas on Monday, November 14, to take on Texas A&M, kicking off the 2012 CBE Hall of Fame Classic. The Trojans will also face Louisiana Tech, Southeast Missouri State and Chattanooga in Chattanooga, Tenn. the following week as part of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic.
The Trojans return after Thanksgiving with a pair of non-conference games at home, against in-state rivals Alabama State and UAB on Saturday, November 25, and Tuesday, November 27.
The Sun Belt Conference season begins on November 29, as Troy heads to Little Rock, Ark. to take on UALR. The Trojans’ first home Sun Belt game of the season comes just two days later, when they host the reigning Sun Belt Tournament champions WKU in a doubleheader with the women’s basketball team on Saturday, December 1. Troy defeated WKU in both meetings last season.
The Trojans host Utah Valley on Saturday, December 8, before traveling to Alabama State on December 13. A visit from Georgia State, who will be a full-time member of the Sun Belt in the 2013-14 season, on Saturday, December 15, and a trip to Orem, Utah to face Utah Valley on December 19, close out the non-conference schedule.
The calendar year ends with a home contest against Sun Belt foe Florida Atlantic on Thursday, December 27. The Trojans then play the remainder of the season against Sun Belt opponents.
Date Day Opponent Location Time
Nov. 5 Monday University of Alaska –Anchorage (Exhibition) Troy, Ala. 7:00 pm
Nov. 9 Friday Mississippi State University Troy, Ala. 7:00 pm
Nov. 12 Monday Texas A & M University College Station, Texas 7:00 pm
Nov. 18 Sunday Louisiana Tech University Chattanooga, Tenn. 5:00 pm
Nov. 19 Monday Southeast Missouri State University Chattanooga, Tenn. 5:00 pm
Nov. 20 Tuesday University of Tennessee ~ Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tenn. 7:00 pm
Nov. 25 Sunday Alabama State University Troy, Ala. 2:00 pm
Nov. 27 Tuesday University of Alabama ~ Birmingham Troy, Ala. 7:00 pm
Nov. 29 Thursday *University of Arkansas ~ Little Rock Little Rock, Ark. TBA
Dec. 1 Saturday *Western Kentucky University (DH) Troy, Ala. 7:30 pm
Dec. 8 Saturday Utah Valley University Troy, Ala. 7:00 pm
Dec. 13 Tuesday Alabama State University Montgomery, Ala. TBA
Dec. 15 Saturday Georgia State University Troy, Ala. 7:00 pm
Dec. 19 Wednesday Utah Valley University Orem, Utah 8:05 pm
Dec. 27 Thursday *Florida Atlantic University Troy, Ala. 7:00 pm
Jan. 3 Thursday *University of North Texas Denton, Texas TBA
Jan. 5 Saturday *University of Arkansas ~ Little Rock (DH) Troy, Ala. 7:30 pm
Jan. 10 Thursday *University of Louisiana ~ Monroe (DH) Troy, Ala. 7:30 pm
Jan. 17 Thursday *Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, Fla. 6:00 pm
Jan. 19 Saturday *Florida International University Miami, Fla. TBA
Jan. 24 Thursday *Arkansas State University (DH) Troy, Ala. 7:30 pm
Jan. 26 Saturday *University of Louisiana ~ Monroe Monroe, La. TBA
Jan. 31 Thursday *Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Ky. 7:00 pm
Feb. 2 Saturday *University of Louisiana ~ Lafayette (DH) Troy, Ala. 7:30 pm
Feb. 7 Thursday *University of South Alabama (DH) Mobile, Ala. TBA
Feb. 9 Saturday *Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, Tenn. 5:00 pm
Feb. 14 Thursday *Florida International University (DH) Troy, Ala. 7:30 pm
Feb. 16 Saturday *University of North Texas (DH) Troy, Ala. 7:30 pm
Feb. 21 Thursday *University of Louisiana ~ Lafayette Lafayette, La. 7:00 pm
Feb. 23 Saturday *Arkansas State University Jonesboro, Arl. 7:05 pm
Feb. 28 Thursday *Middle Tennessee State University (DH) Troy, Ala. 7:30 pm
Mar. 2 Saturday *University of South Alabama (DH) Troy, Ala. 7:30 pm
Mar.9 Saturday Sun Belt Conference Tournament Hot Springs, Ark. TBA
Mar. 10 Sunday Sun Belt Conference Tournament Hot Springs, Ark. TBA
Mar. 11 Monday Sun Belt Conference Tournament Hot Springs, Ark. TBA
Mar. 12 Tuesday Sun Belt Conference Tournament Hot Springs, Ark. TBA
*Sun Belt Conference
Home Game in Bold
Dates and times subject to change