Presentation College head men's basketball coach Jeremy Reigle is pleased to announce the release of the 2018-19 basketball schedule. The 31-game schedule includes 14 NSAA conference games, 14 non-conference games, and three exhibitions. The season will highlight games against NCAA DII opponents University of Mary and Concordia St Paul, NAIA National Tournament contenders in Briar Cliff University, Dakota Wesleyan University, Mayville State, and Bellevue University and NCAA DI opponent Montana State Bozeman.
The Saints start the season on the road for a pair of games against NCAA DII University of Mary on October 20th and the University of Jamestown on October 24th. The exhibition game against U-Mary marks the third meeting between the two schools in school history.
The Saints return home for a double-header against Providence College on October 26th and 27th before taking on Briar Cliff on October 29th.
PC will then head down south to Sioux Falls for the annual South Dakota NAIA Classic at the Sanford Pentagon. PC will take on Mount Marty College on November 3rd and will finish out the weekend against Dakota Wesleyan on November 4th.
Following the SD NAIA Classic, the Saints will return home and host the annual Isreal-Strong Memorial Tournament featuring Oak Hills Christian College, Nebraska Christian and Dallas Christian College. Former PC assistant basketball coach Jordan Strom now heads the Dallas Christian program. The Saints will take on Oak Hills Christian in the opening day of the Tournament on November 8th with the championship game following on November 9th.
PC will then start a four-game road trip over the next two weeks in Montana and Iowa. The Saints take on NCAA DI Montana State University on November 11th. The game has meaning to the family of current player Quadre Lollis (SR/Indianapolis, IN), as his father was a standout basketball player for the Bobcats and was inducted into the MSU Hall-of-Fame in 2016. The Bobcats finished the season 13-19 overall and made the first round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament a season ago, falling 74-76 to North Dakota. The Saints will round out their trip in Billings against Rocky Mountain College on November 13th. The Saints will hit the road once again to take part in the Wendy's Classic by William Penn in Oskaloosa, Iowa over November 23rd and 24th. PC will open the weekend against Shawnee State University and will face off against Wright State-Lake on November 24th to round out the Classic.
The men open the NSAA conference slate at home on December 1st against Dickinson State University. The will finish out the three-game home stand with two non-conference matchups against Trinity Bible College on December 5th and the University of Jamestown on December 10th.
The Saints hit the road for a four game matchup starting with non-conference action against Nebraska Christian on December 15th. They will then take on NCAA DII Concordia St. Paul in an exhibition on December 18th for the second meeting in two years as the Saints defeated the Golden Bears 87-73 a season ago. They will round out their road trip with a pair of conference games against Dakota State University on January 4th and Bellevue University on January 5th.
The final 11 games will consist of seven home games and four away games – all of which will be conference action. The Saints will host Viterbo, Waldorf, Mayville State, and Valley City State before traveling back to all four schools the following week. The 2018-19 regular season slate will wrap up at home, as they host Dakota State, Bellevue University and Dickinson