College Basketball News & Updates

Only 151 days until the college basketball season officially begins.

The NCAA will vote next week on whether or not men’s basketball coaches will have access to work their players out during July. Most academic calendars will officially begin in early-to-mid August. Most programs have not had access to players since March.

Members of the NEC are expecting Robert Morris to officially join the Horizon League for the 2020-21 season. Official announcement is expected soon.

Gonzaga is expected to play USC and Oregon is expected to play BYU on November 17th in the 2020 Phil Knight Invitational in Portland.

Washington will host San Diego in the 2020-21 non-conference.

Marquette has released its 2020-21 non-conference schedule.

USC will host Eastern Washington in the 20-21 non-conference.

Austin Peay will host Western Kentucky on December 2nd as part of a multi-year series. Should be two of the better mid-majors in the country.

NC State will host American in the non-conference.

La Salle will host St. Francis (NY) in the non-conference.

Oregon State will host UTSA on December 16th in a non-conference game.

Butler will open the season at Hinkle Fieldhouse against St. Francis (PA) on November 10th.

Iowa will face Oregon State on December 22nd in a neutral site game at the Sanford Pentagon in South Dakota.

UAB transfer Mahktar Gueye committed to Towson.

UMass will host Bryant in the non-conference.

Mississippi State will play Utah State in a neutral site game in Panama City, Florida.

St. Bonaventure will host Colgate in the non-conference.

Missouri and Liberty have agreed to a multi-year series starting this season. The 20-21 game will be in Columbia, 21-22 game will be in Lynchburg and the 22-23 game will be in Columbia.

Alabama and South Alabama will begin a multi-year series this season. The 20-21 game in Tuscaloosa, the 21-22 game in Mobile and the 22-23 game in Tuscaloosa.

Gonzaga’s non-conference:

USC (Phil Knight Invitational as mentioned above)

Texas Tech (in Phoenix)

Tennessee (Jimmy V Classic)

At Texas

Arizona

Washington

Orlando Invitational (3 games — field includes Michigan State, Auburn, Saint Louis, Xavier, Belmont, Boise State, Siena)

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