|CU announces hoops schedule|
|Friday, October 5, 2012|
Cumberland University men’s basketball coach Lonnie Thompson announced the 2012-13 schedule this week, which includes 14 home games and eight contests against teams that played in the NAIA Championships last season.
Thompson begins his 11th season at the helm of the program and returns seven letterwinners and three starters from last year’s 22-9 club, including seniors Charles Stewart and Jerret Towns.
Cumberland opens the season November 2-3 in the Jimmy Faulkner Classic at Faulkner University, taking on the homestanding Eagles as well as Auburn Montgomery.
CU takes on Oakwood University in the home opener on November 8 and also plays at home on Nov. 26 against former TranSouth Conference foe Freed-Hardeman along with Faulkner on December 17.
The Bulldogs face Bluefield College in the Mid-South Conference home opener on Nov. 29 and will also host St. Catharine College, Georgetown College, University of Pikeville, UVA-Wise, Campbellsville University, Lindsey Wilson, Shawnee State, University of Rio Grande and the University of the Cumberlands, all in January and February. CU will play Bethel University in a home-and-home after the New Year as well.
The full 2012-13 men's basketball schedule may be found at http://www.gocumberlandathletics.com/mbasketball/schedule/.