Athletics

Keydet Basketball Slate Announced

The Southern Conference released the basketball schedule Oct. 20. The Keydets begin play at Samford Dec. 30. The nonconference game schedule will be published at a later date. —Photo by Chuck Steenburgh ’86, courtesy VMI Keydets.

With the Southern Conference releasing its 2020-21 basketball schedule Oct. 20, the VMI league slate has also been revealed. SoCon action will begin Wednesday, Dec. 30, and will feature two contests per school per week until wrapping up Saturday, Feb. 27. The non-conference schedule was announced Nov. 14, and play begins Nov. 25 against St. Andrews.

The SoCon’s 10 men’s basketball teams will all play double-round-robin, 18-game intraleague schedules, totaling 90 league contests. Due to coronavirus concerns, schools have been given the latitude to change game dates with the approval of both programs’ directors of athletics and the conference office. The Keydets tip off conference play at Samford Dec. 30 before playing their first league home game Saturday, Jan. 2, versus Chattanooga.

For the final week of the regular season, VMI will play host to East Tennessee State University Feb. 24 before traveling to Chattanooga Feb. 27. The Ingles SoCon Basketball Championships presented by General Shale will be contested March 5-8 in Asheville, North Carolina.

The full press release from the Southern Conference can be found here.

VMI Basketball 2020-21 Schedule
*Dates subject to change
**Bold denotes home game
Nov. 25 – St. Andrews
Nov. 28 – at Penn State
Dec. 1 – Lancaster Bible College
Dec. 3 – at Virginia Tech
Dec. 7 – Regent (Keydet Classic)
Dec. 10 – Mercer
Dec. 13 – Hampton (Keydet Classic)
Dec. 15 – Campbellsville University-Harrodsburg
Dec. 18 – at Gardner-Webb
Dec. 21 – at Wake Forest
Dec. 30 – at Samford
Jan. 2 – Chattanooga
Jan. 6 – at ETSU
Jan. 9 – at Furman
Jan. 13 – Wofford
Jan. 16 – The Citadel
Jan. 20 – Furman
Jan. 23 – at Mercer
Jan. 27 – Western Carolina
Jan. 30 – at UNCG
Feb. 3 – at Wofford
Feb. 10 – at Western Carolina
Feb. 13 – Samford
Feb. 17 – UNCG
Feb. 20 – at The Citadel
Feb. 24 – ETSU
Feb. 27 – at Chattanooga
March 5-8 – Ingles SoCon Basketball Championships presented by General Shale in Ashville, North Carolina 

NOTE: Please visit vmikeydets.com for the most up-to-date schedule and game information.