CARROLLTON, Ga. - A challenging 28-game slate awaits the West Georgia Wolves men’s basketball team for the upcoming campaign. Coach Dave Moore has revealed the schedule for the 2019-20 season, a lineup that includes 14 home games.
The new season begins with an early start as West Georgia plays host to the annual Gulf South-Sunshine State Conference Crossover Classic. On Friday, November 8, the Wolves host Embry-Riddle in the nightcap of a doubleheader that begins with Lee facing Palm Beach Atlantic. A day later Lee will face Embry-Riddle, while UWG plays Palm Beach Atlantic.
Following the opening pair of games, the Wolves take to the road for four-of-five games ahead of the Thanksgiving break. The stretch includes the GSC opener at Alabama-Huntsville on November 23, along with visits to Benedict on November 13, Clayton State on November 16, and Morehouse on November 26.
In that span is a marquee matchup at home for Moore and Co., as the Wolves play host to perennial NCAA power Queens of North Carolina. The Royals are coming off of their third consecutive 30-win season and have won the NCAA Division II Southeast Region in back-to-back years, reaching the Elite Eight in 2018 and 2019.
After Thanksgiving, the Wolves visit Columbus State on December 2 and host North Georgia on December 7. Following final exams, UWG has GSC action at home vs. Montevallo on December 16, and at Auburn-Montgomery on December 21.
The 2020 part of the schedule for UWG begins early with a New Year’s Trip to Clinton, Miss., and a game the following night at Mississippi College. Two days later the Wolves remain in Mississippi for a date with Delta State in Cleveland.
The remainder of January and February is exclusively Gulf South Conference play. That includes the annual visit from rival Valdosta State on January 16, the season’s only game against West Alabama at The Coliseum on February 20, and the regular-season finale vs. Shorter on February 29.
The first round of the Gulf South Conference Tournament, known as Super Tuesday, is scheduled for March 3. The semifinals and finals of the tournament are once again scheduled for the Hanna Center in Homewood, Ala., on March 7th and 8th.