USI to open men’s basketball slate against Tennessee

Zane Clodfelter

Rodney Watson and the men’s basketball team will open the 2013-14 schedule with an exhibition game at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville on Nov.  7. The meeting will be the second between the two schools, with then-Head Coach Bruce Pearl and his Volunteers posting a 86-78 win in the first game back in 2005.

The Eagles will open the regular season at Kentucky Wesleyan on Nov. 19 ,before returning to the Physical Activities Center to open the home schedule on Nov. 23 against Lake Erie.

Watson and the Eagles are coming off a 23-8 campaign in 2012-13, advancing to the GLVC championship game and NCAA Midwest Regional rounds.

Students have the opportunity the be in the team’s schedule poster this year, with the photo shoot taking place at 9 p.m. today at the basketball court by the C-store on campus.

Students are advised to arrive at 8:45 p.m. to guarantee that they will be a part of the shoot.