Eastern Kentucky University announced a 2014-15 men's basketball schedule Wednesday that includes nine games against teams that took part in postseason tournaments last season.
The Colonels, who won the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament and went on to put a scare into No. 2 seed Kansas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, will play at least four games on national TV this season.
EKU's game at Kentucky on Dec. 7 will air live on the SEC Network at 6 p.m.
OVC games against Murray State (Jan. 29), Belmont (Feb. 5) and Morehead State (Feb. 11) will be shown on ESPNU.
Eastern Kentucky plays its regular-season opener at home against Savannah State on Nov. 14.
In addition to the game in Rupp Arena against Kentucky, EKU's non-conference schedule includes visits to Brigham Young and Miami (Fla.).
Both UK and BYU played in the NCAA Tournament last season.
Valparaiso, which played in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament, visits EKU on Dec. 3. Fellow CIT participant East Tennessee State comes to Richmond on Dec. 16.
Eastern Kentucky begins its 16-game OVC schedule Jan. 8 at Tennessee-Martin and plays its first league home game Jan. 15 against Eastern Illinois.
The Colonels visit Murray State on Jan. 29. The Racers won the CIT championship last season.
EKU visits rival Morehead State on Jan. 31 and hosts the Eagles on Feb. 11. Morehead advanced to the College Basketball Invitational last season.
The Colonels also face two games against two-time defending OVC regular-season champion Belmont, which advanced to the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament last season.
The OVC Tournament is set for March 4-7 at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville The semifinals will be televised on ESPNU and the finals will air on ESPN2.
EKU finished 24-10 last season, the second-most wins in program history. With a school-record 25 victories in 2012-13, the Colonels have 49 wins the past two years combined.
2014-15 EKU SCHEDULE
(All times Eastern and p.m.)
Date Opponent Time
Nov. 7 1-URBANA 7 p.m.
Nov. 14 SAVANNAH ST. 7 p.m.
Nov. 18 KY. CHRISTIAN 7 p.m.
Nov. 22 CINC. CLERMONT 7 p.m.
Nov. 26 At Southern Utah 9 p.m.
Nov. 29 At Brigham Young TBA
Dec. 3 VALPARAISO 7 p.m.
Dec. 7 At Kentucky 6 p.m.
Dec. 13 At IUPUI 1 p.m.
Dec. 16 EAST TENN. ST. 7 p.m.
Dec. 19 At Miami (Fla.) 7 p.m.
Dec. 22 At Florida Atlantic TBA
Dec. 30 At Coppin St. 1 p.m.
Jan. 3 S. CAROLINA ST. 7 p.m.
Jan. 8 At Tenn.-Martin 8:30
Jan. 10 At SE Missouri St. 7 p.m.
Jan. 15 EASTERN ILLINOIS 7:30
Jan. 17 SIU-EDWARDSVILLE 7 p.m.
Jan. 22 At Jacksonville St. 8 p.m.
Jan. 24 At Tennessee Tech 8:30
Jan. 29 At Murray St. 9 p.m.
Jan. 31 At Morehead St. TBA
Feb. 5 BELMONT 9 p.m.
Feb. 7 TENNESSEE ST. 7 p.m.
Feb. 11 MOREHEAD ST. 9 p.m.
Feb. 14 At Tennessee St. 8:30
Feb. 17 AUSTIN PEAY 7 p.m.
Feb. 19 At Belmont 8 p.m.
Feb. 26 JACKSONVILLE ST. 7 p.m.
Feb. 28 TENNESSEE TECH 7 p.m.
Mar. 4-7 2-OVC Tournament
1-exhibition; 2-At Nashville, Tenn.