UNA Lions unveil 2021-22 men’s basketball schedule



FLORENCE, Alabama – University of Northern Alabama Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tony Pujol announced the 2021-22 schedule, which includes 13 home dates, road trips to the state of Mississippi, Auburn, Central Florida, and Gonzaga, and a spot for the 2021 ASUN / MAAC Challenge at the Wide Resort World of Sports from Walt Disney World.

“I’m excited about this year’s program,” said Pujol, who is leading North Alabama in its fourth and final season to transition to Division level I. “The ability to challenge our student-athletes against some of the best Power programs. 5 of the country has become an essential part of our program. The challenges these programs will present will help us prepare for an extremely difficult ASUN schedule. We are also very grateful and grateful to be one of the two ASUN teams chosen to represent our league on the national stage in the ASUN / MAAC challenge. “

UNA will open the season Nov. 10 in the state of Mississippi. The departure time has not yet been fixed. The Lions will also play at the University of the Virgin Islands on November 13 before traveling to Kissimmee, Fla. For the ASUN / MAAC challenge. Northern Alabama is scheduled to face Manhattan at 6:30 p.m. (CST) on November 19 before facing Iona at 7:30 p.m. the following evening. Both matches will be played at HP Field House and are expected to air on the ESPN3 platform.

North Alabama’s 2021 home opener is slated for Nov. 23, when the Lions host Oakwood. Kick-off is 8 p.m. at Flowers Hall. After a road game at Alabama State, UNA will host three straight home games against Mississippi Valley (12/1), Carver College (12/5) and Alabama A&M (12/8).

Three of the next four games will take place on the road before the start of the conference. The Lions travel to Auburn to face the Tigers on December 14. Following a home game against Southeastern Baptist on December 18, UNA will play road games at Central Florida on December 22 and last year’s NCAA tournament finalist Gonzaga on December 28.

The ASUN Conference game begins on January 4 with a road match at Lipscomb. The home league schedule includes new members from the Central Arkansas, Eastern Kentucky and Jacksonville State conference. The 12 teams at the conference are split into two divisions, with each team playing 16 games against ASUN opponents.

This eastern division includes FGCU, Jacksonville, Kennesaw State, Liberty, North Florida, and Stetson, while Bellarmine, Central Arkansas, Eastern Kentucky, Jacksonville State, Lipscomb, and North Alabama make up the western division. Each program must face the five schools in their respective division twice as well as one game against each team from the opposing division from January 22 to February 21. 9.


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