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August 03, 2006

USI announces 2006-07 men's basketball schedule
Screaming Eagles to open in Disney for second straight year

2006-07 Schedule2005-06 Statistics Full Schedule Release

EVANSVILLE, Ind. A title defense is the first order of business for the University of Southern Indiana men's basketball team when it tips off the 2006-07 campaign in November. USI will be making a second straight appearance in the Disney Division II Tip-Off Classic November 10-12 to begin the year and try to become the first team to win back-to-back championships.

Pairings for the Tip-Off Classic are pre-announced this year with USI scheduled to play North Georgia College and State University, Pace University, and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in the three-day tournament.

Prior to playing in the Tip-Off Classic, the Screaming Eagles will play an exhibition game against the University of Evansville on November 4. The Eagles last played the Aces in 2004.

The Screaming Eagles open the 2006-07 home campaign by hosting regional rival Wayne State University on November 16. The Eagles and Warriors will match-up for a second time on December 20 when they play in the GLIAC/GLVC Challenge at Wayne State. USI also will play Ferris State University December 21 in the challenge.

Along with Wayne State and Ferris State on the non-conference schedule, USI hosts Tiffin University, Judson College, and the University of Illinois-Springfield in November and Glenville State College and Michigan Tech University in December.

USI opens the 2006-07 GLVC schedule at home on December 2 when the Panthers of Kentucky Wesleyan College make their first visit to the Physical Activities Center since January of 2005.

The Eagles' conference schedule also includes home-and-home series against Elite Eight participant, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and NCAA Division II Tournament teams, Drury University and Quincy University. USI plays defending GLVC champion Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana, in December.

Northern Kentucky also will be appearing at the PAC for the first time since 2004-05 season in January.

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Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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