EKU releases inaugural Men’s Basketball ASUN conference schedule

The Colonels will begin their first ASUN slate at home on Jan. 6 when fellow conference newcomer Central Arkansas visits McBrayer Arena

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RICHMOND, Ky. (EKU Athletics) – Eastern Kentucky University’s inaugural ASUN Conference men’s basketball schedule was released today by the league office.

 

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The Colonels will begin their first ASUN slate at home on Jan. 6 when fellow conference newcomer Central Arkansas visits McBrayer Arena.  Two days later, EKU’s first road ASUN game will be played at new in-state rival Bellarmine on Saturday, Jan. 8.

 

In addition to Central Arkansas, ASUN Conference home games for the 2021-22 season will include Bellarmine, Liberty, Lipscomb, North Florida, Kennesaw State, North Alabama and Jacksonville State.

 

Season tickets for the 2021-22 men’s basketball campaign will be available soon to the public.  Deposits for new season tickets are currently being accepted at EKUSports.com/MBBDeposit.  Tickets start at just $59.

 

Eastern Kentucky will be part of the ASUN West Division which will also include Jacksonville State, Lipsomb, North Alabama, Bellarmine and Central Arkansas.  The Colonels will play each of those five teams twice during the regular season.

 

The ASUN East Division will feature Kennesaw State, Florida Gulf Coast, Jacksonville, North Florida, Liberty and Stetson.  The Colonels will play each of those six teams once.

 

EKU remains within divisional play the second week of league play.  On Jan. 13, the Colonels will play at North Alabama before returning home to host Jacksonville State on Jan. 15.

 

Eastern plays host to Lipscomb on Jan. 20 and then faces its first East Division foe on Jan. 22 when North Florida comes to Richmond.

 

EKU reaches the halfway point of the conference schedule with a road trip to Florida.  The Colonels play at Florida Gulf Coast in Fort Myers on Jan. 27and then at Stetson in Deland on Jan. 29.

 

On Feb. 3 Eastern Kentucky will host Kennesaw State before Liberty visits on Feb. 5.  Following those two home games, the Colonels will close out the regular season with four of their final six games on the road.  The final game against a West Division team is on Feb. 9 at Jacksonville.  EKU plays at Lipscomb on Feb. 12.  North Alabama pays a visit to McBrayer Arena on Feb. 16.  Road games at Central Arkansas and Jacksonville State are slated for Feb. 19 and Feb. 23.

 

The final regular season ASUN game of the season will be on Saturday, Feb. 26 at home against Bellarmine.

 

2021-22 ASUN Conference Schedule

Thursday      Jan. 6         Central Arkansas

Saturday       Jan. 8         at Bellarmine

Thursday      Jan. 13       at North Alabama

Saturday       Jan. 15       Jacksonville State

Thursday      Jan. 20       Lipscomb

Saturday       Jan. 22       North Florida

Thursday      Jan. 27       at Florida Gulf Coast

Saturday       Jan. 29       at Stetson

Thursday      Feb. 3        Kennesaw State

Saturday       Feb. 5        Liberty

Wednesday   Feb. 9        at Jacksonville

Saturday       Feb. 12      at Lipscomb

Wednesday   Feb. 16      North Alabama

Saturday       Feb. 19      at Central Arkansas

Wednesday   Feb. 23      at Jacksonville State

Saturday       Feb. 26      Bellarmine

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Bryan Kennedy hails from the Bluegrass State. He was born and raised in Owensboro, KY where he graduated from Apollo High School in 2006. Bryan graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish in 2010. He also received his master's degree in Sports Media and Branding from Western Kentucky University. While at UK, Bryan was the general manager of the on-campus TV station. He also did sports reporting, anchoring, producing and even the weather for UK Student News Network. While working for UKSNN, he also had the pleasure of covering Coach John Calipari's first press conference when he was introduced as the new head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats; easily one of his favorite moments as a young sports reporter. Before coming to ABC 36, Bryan was a morning anchor and reporter at WXXV News 25, our sister station in Gulfport, MS. He anchored more than four hours of news every day, including morning shows on NBC and Fox. While down south, Bryan had the opportunity to cover the Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. After spending a little more than two years at WXXV, Bryan is extremely excited to return home. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys playing sports, especially rugby. He also enjoys crossfitting and watching sports (obviously). He's extremely excited to cover Central Kentucky. Feel free to say hello and send story ideas toBKennedy@wtvq.com