HARROGATE, Tenn. — The Lincoln Memorial University men’s basketball and coach Josh Schertz revealed their 2012-13 schedule Tuesday afternoon.
The Railsplitters are looking to push another step closer to an NCAA Southeast Regional title along with the opportunity to compete for a national championship. Last season LMU capped an historic run by earning the number one national ranking before finishing the season with a 26-6 mark.
In total, the ‘Splitters are slated for 26 games with 14 of those events coming in Tex Turner Arena. The season opens on Nov. 10 when the Railsplitters play host to Ohio Mid-Western College. A week later LMU welcomes Knoxville College to Tex Turner for a nonconference battle with the Bulldogs.
LMU faces the first road test of the season on Nov. 20, as they head to Nashville to challenge Trevecca Nazarene University. The men return home on Nov. 24 to play host to Hiwassee College.
On Nov. 28 the Railsplitters begin a three-game road trip by traveling to Tusculum College to open South Atlantic Conference play for the season. Newberry College awaits LMU on Dec. 2 for another tough road battle in SAC play. The three-game road trip is concluded on Dec. 8 with a nonconference test with University of Virginia-Wise.
The Railsplitters complete the nonconference schedule with contests at home against King College (Dec. 16) and Trevecca Nazarene (Jan. 2) and on the road against Augusta State University (Dec. 19).
With the coming of the second half of the season, LMU will be fully entrenched in South Atlantic Conference competition. The Railsplitters travel to Mars Hill College on Jan. 9 before coming home for a showdown with defending SAC Champions Anderson University on Jan. 12.
The first round of SAC play concludes with the Railsplitters hosting Brevard College (Jan. 16), visiting Lenoir-Rhyne University (Jan. 19), visiting Carson-Newman (Jan. 23), hosting Wingate University (Jan. 26) and visiting Catawba College (Feb. 2).
The highlights of the second portion of the campaign include a trip to Anderson on Feb. 16. The Railsplitters will also face a daunting task against Carson-Newman in Tex Turner on Feb. 20.
The regular season concludes on March 2 as LMU hosts Catawba. The Food Lion South Atlantic Tournament is set to begin on March 6.