EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Well just one week ago, the University of Evansville announced the men's basketball non-conference schedule for the upcoming season with many excited about first-year head coach Walter McCarty's scheduling of highly challenging competition.
The schedule includes road games at Illinois, Xavier and renewing an old rival in Murray State.
The slate also features a unique single-season home-and-home series against Ball State and home games against Jacksonville State and Green Bay.
The Purple Aces set for a challenging start to the season, but one that McCarty says can give the team exposure and an opportunity to gain experience before conference play.
"We're excited about it. I think the conference will be one that challenges us, and I think it's our job to make sure our team is prepared, but we're going to go out and play tough teams and teams that will get us ready for conference play, but we also want to be on the big stage we want to get exposure for our school. I think it's a great way to get exposure but also play tough teams," McCarty said.
And don't forget Walter McCarty sets out on his first stop of the all-new Coaches Caravan next Thursday at Home 2 Suites in Evansville.