The Rogers State Men’s Basketball program and head coach Justin Barkley have announced the regular season schedule for 2019-20.
Rogers State will have 28 regular season games this winter, as the program will begin its first season as members of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.
The Hillcats will open up its season with a trip to Lancaster, Texas outside of Dallas as Rogers State takes on Southern Arkansas and Henderson State in the MIAA-GAC Conference Challenge on November 8-9.
Rogers State will then open up the home portion of the schedule with two-straight non-conference games at the Claremore Expo Center. The first contest will come on November 16 against Oklahoma Baptist, followed by a game against Randall on November 22.
RSU will then travel to Cameron on November 25. The Hillcats will close out November with a trip to Drury University in Springfield, Missouri to take on Missouri S&T and Drury in an invitational tournament for before jumping into MIAA conference games in early December.
The Hillcats will officially begin the MIAA era at home on December 5, playing host to Central Oklahoma. Rogers State will then host Newman on December 7 in a battle of the two former Heartland programs.
RSU will jump back into non-conference action for two more home games at the Expo, hosting Southwest Christian on December 14 and Bacone on December 16.
The close of the 2019 portion of the schedule will come on December 20 when the Hillcats travel to Northeastern State for an MIAA matchup.
After a two-week break over the holidays and new year, the Hillcats will begin the 2020 stretch on the road with the first two of 16 more MIAA games that make up the 19-game MIAA schedule.
The Hillcats will travel to Missouri Western and Northwest Missouri State on January 4 and 6 before returning to the Claremore Expo on January 9 and 11 against Nebraska-Kearney and Fort Hays State.
RSU will then make return trips to face Newman and Central Oklahoma before home contest against Central Missouri and Lincoln.
Rogers State will close out January on the road on January 29 at Pittsburg State and then face Missouri Southern in Joplin on February 1.
The Hillcats will close out the home schedule with three-straight at the Expo against Northeastern State, Emporia State and Washburn on February 8, 13 and 15, with the last game against Washburn also serving as senior day.
The final three games of the regular season will be on the road, with the Hillcats traveling to Fort Hays State, Nebraska-Kearney and then Emporia State to close out the schedule on February 29.
The MIAA Tournament will be held from March 4-8 in Kansas City, Missouri.
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