ANGOLA, IND.-- The Trine men's basketball team has released its schedule for the 2014-15 season, the team announced Wednesday.
The Thunder will play 10 of their 25 regular-season contests at home in Hershey Hall. The season tips off Saturday, Nov. 15 when Trine travels to Heidelberg of the Ohio Athletic Conference. TU will host three non-conference opponents and will once again play in the MIAA/HCAC Challenge, which will be hosted by Manchester University this season. The Thunder are coming off a season in which they finished 15-11 overall and tied for third in the MIAA with an 8-6 league mark. The team was one of the best in the nation at taking care of the basketball, as TU committed the second-fewest turnovers per game of any team in the nation. Tyler Good (Swanton, Ohio/Evergreen) earned First-Team All-MIAA honors for the Thunder.
The non-conference portion of the schedule includes home dates with Elmhurst (Nov. 19), Illinois Tech (Dec. 6) and Ohio Northern (Jan. 3). Trine faced all three oppponents on the road last season, going 2-1 with wins over Illinois Tech and ONU.
The MIAA/HCAC Challenge will be held Thanksgiving weekend and will see the Thunder face Earlham and Manchester for the second-consecutive season. the Thunder will also travel to Franklin, Anderson (Ind.) and North Park as part of the non-conference slate.
The non-conference season also includes a trip to Case Western Reserve for a holiday tournament Dec. 27-28. Trine's opponents in the tournament will be announced at a later date.
The Thunder open conference play Wednesday, Jan. 7 when they host Hope. The MIAA-schedule features home and away contests against every conference team. The regular-season wraps up with Senior Day, as Trine will host Olivet Saturday, Feb. 21.
The complete schedule is listed below. Please note that tip-off times for some games have yet to be scheduled and will be announced at a later time. The schedule can also be viewed HERE.
|Nov. 15||at Heidelberg||TBA|
|Nov. 19||ELMHURST||7:30 p.m.|
|Nov. 25||at Franklin||7:00 p.m.|
|Nov. 29-30 MIAA/HCAC Challenge at Manchester University|
|Nov. 29||vs. Earlham||TBA|
|Nov. 30||at Manchester||TBA|
|Dec. 6||ILLINOIS TECH||3:00 p.m.|
|Dec. 10||at Anderson||7:30 p.m.|
|Dec. 13||at North Park||TBA|
|Dec. 27-28 Case Western Tournament|
|Jan. 3||OHIO NORTHERN||1:00 p.m.|
|Jan. 7||HOPE*||7:30 p.m.|
|Jan. 10||at Adrian*||TBA|
|Jan. 14||at Kalamazoo*||7:30 p.m.|
|Jan. 17||ALMA*||3:00 p.m.|
|Jan. 21||CALVIN*||7:30 p.m.|
|Jan. 24||ALBION*||3:00 p.m.|
|Jan. 28||at Olivet*||TBA|
|Jan. 31||at Hope*||TBA|
|Feb. 4||ADRIAN*||7:30 p.m.|
|Feb. 7||KALAMAZOO*||1:00 p.m.|
|Feb. 11||at Alma*||7:30 p.m.|
|Feb. 14||at Calvin*||TBA|
|Feb. 18||at Albion*||TBA|
ALL CAPS- Denotes Home Game, except when opponent noted TBA
*- Denotes MIAA Game
All times EST unless noted otherwise