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