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The Southern Conference announced its 2023–24 men’s basketball league schedule Aug. 22, 2023, which has the Keydets opening the conference slate at Wofford College Jan. 3, 2024.

The SoCon’s 10 men’s basketball teams will all play double-round-robin, 18-game intraleague schedules, totaling 90 league contests over nine weeks, Jan. 3–March 2.

All 10 teams open league play Jan. 3. After another full lineup of games Jan. 6, the schedule settles into a Wednesday–Saturday format outside a pair of Thursday games Jan. 11 and Feb. 8. Samford versus UNCG and VMI against Chattanooga will be the home-and-home matchups on those two Thursdays. Additional games might later be moved due to national television assignments.

After a pair of road games at University of Tennessee – Chattanooga and Samford University, the Keydets will play three straight home conference games against Furman University, The Citadel, and East Tennessee State University Jan. 17–24.

The Keydets close January with a game at Western Carolina Jan. 27, followed by a home matchup with University of North Carolina – Greensboro Jan. 31 in Lexington.

The 2024 Ingles Southern Conference Basketball Championship will take place at Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville in Asheville, North Carolina, March 7–10.

Full broadcast schedules will be announced later, but all 10 schools’ home games will air on ESPN+ if not selected for national or regional broadcast. Five SoCon regular-season games and three tournament games aired on ESPN networks last season, while another five regular-season contests aired on CBS Sports Network. The league broadcast schedule will also continue to feature its Ingles SoCon Game of the Week on select Nexstar affiliates throughout the Southeast.

The 103rd season of Southern Conference basketball opens with nonconference play Monday, Nov. 6.

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