2019-2020 men’s basketball conference schedule released

The Eagles will play 20 conference games for the first time in four years.

Amanda Arnold

STATESBORO — The Sun Belt Conference has released the tentative 2019-20 schedule for the men’s basketball team. This will be the first time the league will follow a 20 game conference schedule since the 2015-16 season.

GS will play almost every team in the conference twice, with Little Rock and Arkansas State as the exceptions. The team will open conference play against Texas State on Dec. 19, followed by UTA on Dec. 21. Both games will be played at home.

After the holidays, the team will go on a three game road trip to take on Coastal Carolina, Appalachian State and Arkansas State over a four day span.

Notably, rival and reigning conference champions Georgia State will come to Hanner Fieldhouse on Jan. 25 and GS will return the favor on Feb. 29. 

GS will close out the season on March 3 against Arkansas State at home. The schedule is tentative and eligible to change.

Non-conference games have yet to be released, but GS is locked in to play UGA on December 23 in Athens. 

The full Sun Belt schedule can be viewed below. 

Dec. 19 vs. Texas State

Dec. 21 vs. UTA

Jan. 2 at Coastal Carolina

Jan. 4 at Appalachian State

Jan. 6 at Little Rock

Jan. 9 vs. ULM

Jan. 11 vs. Louisiana

Jan. 16 at Troy 

Jan. 18 at South Alabama

Jan. 25 vs. Georgia State

Jan. 30 vs. Troy 

Feb. 1 vs. South Alabama

Feb. 6 at ULM

Feb. 8 at Louisiana 

Feb. 13 vs. Coastal Carolina

Feb. 15 vs. Appalachian State

Feb. 20 at Texas State 

Feb. 22 at UTA

Feb. 29 at Georgia State

March 3 vs. Arkansas State  

Amanda Arnold, The George-Anne Sports Editor, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu