Men's Basketball Unveils 2019-20 Schedule

Men's Basketball Unveils 2019-20 Schedule

NORTH CANTON, Ohio - After the Walsh Cavaliers men's basketball team won the G-MAC Tournament and made the program's first NCAA Tournament Appearance last season, the sights have been set on the 2019-20 season as the schedule has been released. Walsh was 24-8 overall and 16-4 within the G-MAC.

Key Games:

  • Maryville/Missouri-St. Louis - November 9-10th at Tiffin (GLVC/G-MAC Crossover)
  • Franciscan - November 12th (Home Opener)
  • Lake Erie - December 7th (G-MAC Opener)
  • Hillsdale - January 23rd and February 13th
  • Findlay - January 25th and February 1st
  • Malone - February 17th and 26th

Strength of Schedule:

  • 1 team made the NCAA Division II Tournament (Findlay)
  • Findlay finished the 2018-19 season as #8 ranked team in the country
  • 2 teams were ranked Top 10 regionally (Findlay and Hillsdale)
  • Non-conference teams W-L record in 2018: 129-146 (.469)
  • Conference teams W-L record in 2018: 163-152 (.517)
  • Overall strength of schedule: 292-298 (.494)

Location Breakdown:

  • 14 home games
    • Three game homestand in November (11/12-11/23)
    • Five straight home games from December 31st to January 11th
    • Six of eight January games are at home
    • Home games by month: November-3, December-2, January-6, February-3
    • Walsh went 15-1 at Alumni Arena last season
  • 12 road games
    • Four game road trip before the holiday break in December (12/14-12/21)
    • Five of last eight games are on road in February
    • Road games by month: November-1, December-4, January-2, February-5
  • 2 neutral site games
    • GLVC/G-MAC Crossover at Tiffin to open season (11/9-11/10)

Conference Notes:

  • The Great Midwest Athletic Conference lost one team in Davis & Elkins College
  • 12 teams will be all competing for one conference regular season crown, top eight teams make the tournament
  • Conference play begins December 7th
  • Walsh will play 18 conference contests
  • The G-MAC Quarterfinals will take place March 3rd with the semifinals on March 6th