VMI Announces 2018-19 Basketball Schedule
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LEXINGTON, Va. – A matchup with the University of Kentucky and four first-time opponents highlight the 2018-19 VMI Basketball schedule announced Thursday.

The Keydets will travel to Lexington, Kentucky on Sunday, November 18 to face the Wildcats in Rupp Arena. It will be the first meeting between the teams since the 2008-09 opener when VMI knocked off Kentucky at Rupp Arena, 111-103.

The 2018-19 slate also features four new opponents as the Keydets face Goucher, USC Upstate, Kentucky Christian, and North Alabama at Cameron Hall in Lexington.

VMI will open the season November 6 against Goucher and begins Southern Conference action at Chattanooga on December 9.

VMI will renew its most played rivalry in hoops history December 5 when it faces Virginia Tech in Blacksburg for the 135th time in the series. The Keydets will face another ACC school at Pittsburgh on November 9 in the first meeting with the Panthers since the 2011-12 campaign.

The Keydets will also travel to DeLand, Florida November 23 to square off against Stetson in the first meeting between the schools since 1979.

Tickets will go on sale later in the fall and information and orders can be accessed at www.vmitickets.com.

2018-19 VMI Men’s Basketball Schedule

November 6                       Washington College         Lexington, Va.                    7:00 p.m.

November 9                       at Pittsburgh                      Pittsburgh, Pa.                  TBA

November 11                    Goucher                              Lexington, Va.                   1:00 p.m.

November 14                    USC Upstate                      Lexington, Va.                   7:00 p.m.

November 18                    at Kentucky                        Lexington, Ky.                   TBA

November 20                    Kentucky Christian            Lexington, Va.                      7:00 p.m.

November 23                    at Stetson                           DeLand, Fla.                       1:00 p.m.

November 27                    American                             Lexington, Va.                    7:00 p.m.

December 1                      at Longwood                      Farmville, Va.                       3:00 p.m.

December 5                       at Virginia Tech                 Blacksburg, Va.                   TBA

December 9                       at Chattanooga                 Chattanooga, Tenn.            1:00 p.m.

December 12                     at Presbyterian                 Clinton, S.C.                        7:00 p.m.

December 21                     North Alabama                 Lexington, Va.                      7:00 p.m.

December 29                     at Samford                            Birmingham, Ala.                TBA

January 5                             UNCG                               Lexington, Va.                   1:00 p.m.

January 10                           Furman                             Lexington, Va.                   7:00 p.m.

January 12                           Wofford                             Lexington, Va.                   1:00 p.m.

January 17                           at ETSU                            Johnson City, Tenn.        TBA

January 19                           Western Carolina             Lexington, Va.                   1:00 p.m.

January 24                           at Mercer                            Macon, Ga.                     TBA

January 26                           at The Citadel                    Charleston, S.C.                 TBA

January 31                           at UNCG                              Greensboro, N.C.            TBA

February 7                          Chattanooga                      Lexington, Va.                   7:00 p.m.

February 9                          Samford                               Lexington, Va.                   1:00 p.m.

February 14                        at Wofford                          Spartanburg, S.C.             TBA

February 16                        at Furman                           Greenville, S.C.                 TBA

February 21                        ETSU                                      Lexington, Va.               7:00 p.m.

February 23                        at Western Carolina        Cullowhee, N.C.                     TBA                       

February 28                        Mercer                                 Lexington, Va.                   7:00 p.m.

March 2                                The Citadel                         Lexington, Va.                   1:00 p.m.

March 8-11                         SoCon Tournament         Asheville, NC                          TBA