College Hoops

WSU Unveils 2022-23 Men’s Basketball Nonconference Schedule

WSU Unveils 2022-23 Men’s Basketball Nonconference Schedule


PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State men’s basketball team announced its 2022-23 nonconference schedule for the upcoming season, the program announced Wednesday. WSU will host three home games, play in seven neutral-site games, and one true road game.
 
“After our postseason run last year, we feel it is important for us to take on some challenges in our nonconference schedule,” WSU Head Coach Kyle Smith said. “This will hopefully help us prepare for Pac-12 play and enhance our chances of being selected as an NCAA Tournament at-large team if we are not the automatic qualifier. In addition, we can help the Pac-12 get back to being a 5-6 NCAA bid league.”
 
The Cougars begin the season Monday, Nov. 7, hosting Texas State at Beasley Coliseum in a double-header with the WSU women’s basketball team. The game will mark the return of Cougar great Bennie Seltzer to the Palouse. The former All-Pac-10 First Team selection enters his third season as the associate head coach with the Bobcats.
 
The WSU men will travel to Boise, Saturday, Nov. 12, for a neutral-site game at Ford Idaho Center against Boise State. The Cougars hosted BSU last season at Spokane Arena, falling 52-58, as Boise State went on to the NCAA Tournament as an automatic qualifier and No. 8 seed.
 

WSU will have a short turnaround, traveling to Houston, Texas for its first true road game of the season, Tuesday, Nov. 15. The Cougars will visit Prairie View A&M for the first time in program history and the first half of a home-and-home series in Coach Smith’s return to his hometown of Houston.
 
Playing a single game at Spokane Arena, the Cougars will face Eastern Washington for a rematch of last year’s contest, a 71-76 defeat for the Cougs. The 2022 matchup will continue a 68-game series that dates back to 1907, when Washington State College competed against Cheney Normal.
 
Washington State concludes the month with a home game against Detroit Mercy, Friday, Nov. 25 at Beasley Coliseum. The matchup will mark the first all-time meeting against the Titans, who are led by Antoine Davis. A fifth-year graduate student, Davis has scored a school-record 2,734 career points, second all-time in Horizon League history, and 22nd in NCAA history.
 
The Cougs will return home in…

Click Here to Read the Full Original Article at Washington State University Athletics…