G-MAC announces 2020-21 men’s and women’s basketball schedules

G-MAC announces 2020-21 men’s and women’s basketball schedules
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WFIE) -The Great Midwest Athletic Conference released its men’s basketball schedule with 11 member institutions for the 2020-21 season on Friday morning. Kentucky Wesleyan will open the season on the road against Hillsdale on Thursday, December 3.

The conference schedule is formatted as a double round robin with each school playing 20 contests spread throughout 12 weeks in December, January and February. In the event of a completed full double round robin for 2020-21, the Point Rating System (PRS), which was first utilized during the 2019-20 campaign, will not be applied towards the regular season standings. The PRS will still be calculated weekly by the league office in the event games are unable to be made up from the original schedule format.

G-MAC announces 2020-21 men's conference slate
G-MAC announces 2020-21 men's conference slate (Source: KWC Athletics)

The Great Midwest season debut is officially scheduled for Thursday, December 3, with four contests to tip things off. The regular season will conclude on Saturday, February 27, before the conference postseason field with eight teams is finalized.

The Great Midwest Men’s Basketball Championship tournament will make up the 13th week of the season. First-round quarterfinal games will fall on Tuesday, March 2, and the semifinals and final will be conducted on Friday, March 5, and Saturday, March 6. The top four seeds advancing into the playoffs will host first-round games and the semifinals and finals will be held at the top remaining seed.

The winner of the conference tournament officially receives the automatic qualifying bid into the NCAA Championship with the remaining at-large regional selections determined by criteria weighed by the national committee. The 2021 NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championships are still scheduled to be conducted with the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind., serving as host for the Elite Eight, Final Four and championship game from March 24-27 following competition from eight different regionals.

HOME GAMES

Thursday, December 10 vs. Walsh

Saturday, December 12 vs. Malone

Saturday, January 2 vs. Trevecca Nazarene

Thursday, January 7 vs. Tiffin

Saturday, January 9 vs. Cedarville

Thursday, January 21 vs. Findlay

Saturday, January 23 vs. Hillsdale

Thursday, February 4 vs. Lake Erie

Saturday, February 6 vs. Ohio Dominican

Thursday, February 25 vs. Ohio Valley

AWAY GAMES

Thursday, December 3 at Hillsdale

Saturday, December 5 at Findlay

Thursday, December 17 at Ohio Dominican

Saturday, December 19 at Lake Erie

Saturday, January 16 at Ohio Valley

Thursday, January 28 at Malone

Saturday, January 30 at Walsh

Thursday, February 11 at Tiffin

Saturday, February 13 at Cedarville

Saturday, February 20 at Trevecca Nazarene

The Great Midwest Athletic Conference released its women’s basketball schedule with all 12 member institutions for the 2020-21 season on Friday morning. Kentucky Wesleyan opens the new season on the road against Hillsdale on December 3.

The conference schedule is formatted as a double round robin with each school playing 22 contests spread throughout 12 weeks in December, January and February. In the event of a completed full double round robin for 2020-21, the Point Rating System (PRS), which was first utilized during the 2019-20 campaign, will not be applied towards the regular season standings. The PRS will still be calculated weekly by the league office in the event games are unable to be made up from the original schedule format.

The Great Midwest season debut is officially scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 3, with five contests to tip things off. The regular season will conclude on Saturday, Feb. 27, before the conference postseason field with eight teams is finalized.

G-MAC announces 2020-21 women's basketball slate
G-MAC announces 2020-21 women's basketball slate (Source: KWC Athletics)

The Great Midwest Women’s Basketball Championship tournament will make up the 13th week of the season. First-round quarterfinal games will fall on Tuesday, March 2, and the semifinals and final will be conducted on Friday, March 5, and Saturday, March 6. The top four seeds advancing into the playoffs will host first-round games and the semifinals and finals will be held at the top remaining seed.

The winner of the conference tournament officially receives the automatic qualifying bid into the NCAA Championship with the remaining at-large regional selections determined by criteria weighed by the national committee. The 2021 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championships are still scheduled to be conducted with the Elite Eight, Final Four and championship game from March 23-26 in Columbus, Ohio, following competition from eight different regionals.

HOME GAMES

Thursday, December 10 vs. Walsh

Saturday, December 12 vs. Malone

Saturday, January 2 vs. Trevecca Nazarene

Thursday, January 7 vs. Tiffin

Saturday, January 9 vs. Cedarville

Thursday, January 21 vs. Findlay

Saturday, January 23 vs. Hillsdale

Thursday, February 4 vs. Lake Erie

Saturday, February 6 vs. Ohio Dominican

Thursday, February 25 vs. Ohio Valley

Saturday, February 27 vs. Ursuline

AWAY GAMES

Thursday, December 3 at Hillsdale

Saturday, December 5 at Findlay

Thursday, December 17 at Ohio Dominican

Saturday, December 19 at Lake Erie

Thursday, January 14 at Ursuline

Saturday, January 16 at Ohio Valley

Thursday, January 28 at Malone

Saturday, January 30 at Walsh

Thursday, February 11 at Tiffin

Saturday, February 13 at Cedarville

Saturday, February 20 at Trevecca Nazarene

Courtesy: KWC Athletics

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