By FHSU SPORTS INFORMATION
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Schedules for the 2020-21 Fort Hays State men’s and women’s basketball seasons were released by the MIAA office on Thursday (June 18). In response to last month’s decision by the Division II Presidents Council to reduce the maximum number of regular season basketball games to 22 during the 2020-21 season, the MIAA CEO Council and the Institutional Representative Council made the decision to create a complete 22-game conference schedule for the upcoming season.
Each school in the conference will play 11 home games and 11 road games between November 19 and February 27. The Tigers are slated to open the season against a pair of in-state rivals, hosting Washburn on Thursday, November 19 before battling Emporia State on Saturday, November 21 inside Gross Memorial Coliseum.
As a result, the Tigers will face off with nine conference rivals twice and four schools just once. Fort Hays State will play one regular-season game against in-state rivals Washburn, Emporia State and Pittsburg State as well as Missouri Southern, while challenging the other nine league schools twice throughout the regular season.
High-definition live video will be available for every game throughout the season via The MIAA Network. Monthly subscription information will be released in the coming weeks.
Before kicking off the regular season, the women’s basketball team will play exhibition contests against UConn on Monday, November 2 and K-State on Thursday, November 5. Live video will be available for both contests, with game times to be announced. An exhibition schedule for the men’s team will be announced at a later date.
In an additional cost-saving measure, the CEO Council voted to modify the 2021 MIAA Championship tournament to include the top eight teams in the final regular season standings. After including 10 teams and five days of competition inside historic Municipal Auditorium each of the last two years, this year’s event will transpire over a four-day span in Kansas City, Mo.
Season ticket and single-game ticket information will be announced at a later date.
Dates and times are subject to change – check back on fhsuathletics.com for all the latest updates.
|2020-21 Fort Hays State Basketball Schedule|
|Saturday||November 21||Emporia State|
|Saturday||December 5||at Nebraska-Kearney|
|Thursday||December 10||at Central Oklahoma|
|Saturday||December 12||at Newman|
|Thursday||December 17||Northeastern State|
|Saturday||December 19||Rogers State|
|Thursday||January 7||at Central Missouri|
|Saturday||January 9||at Lincoln|
|Thursday||January 14||Northwest Missouri State|
|Saturday||January 16||Missouri Western|
|Thursday||January 21||at Missouri Southern|
|Saturday||January 23||at Pittsburg State|
|Saturday||February 6||Central Oklahoma|
|Thursday||February 11||at Rogers State|
|Saturday||February 13||at Northeastern State|
|Saturday||February 20||Central Missouri|
|Thursday||February 25||at Missouri Western|
|Saturday||February 27||at Northwest Missouri State|
|Thurs.-Sun.||March 4-7||MIAA Championships|
|Fri.-Tues.||March 12-16||NCAA DII Central Regional|
|Tues.-Sat.||March 23-27||NCAA DII Elite Eight|
Home games in bold