UAM to play LSU, A-State in exhibition

MONTICELLO – Third-year Arkansas-Monticello men’s basketball coach Allen Sharpe revealed his team’s schedule for the 2012-13 season, featuring exhibition contests against LSU, Louisiana Tech and Arkansas State.

The 2012-13 exhibition schedule gets underway on Oct. 25 in Ruston, La., against Louisiana Tech. The Boll Weevils (20-9 last season) then travel to Baton Rouge, La., on Nov. 5 to meet LSU and to Jonesboro on Nov. 13 to match up with Arkansas State.

The regular season opener is set for Nov. 9 at home against Champion Baptist College. Other home non-conference games include Crowley’s Ridge College on Nov. 17, Delta State (Miss.) on Dec. 15 and Southwest Baptist (Mo.) on Dec. 17. The Boll Weevils make non-conference road trips to Southwest Baptist on Nov. 15 and Delta State on Nov. 20.

The Boll Weevils are set to play 20 Great American Conference games in the second year of the league. That number has increased by four with home-and-away matchups against provisional members Northwestern Oklahoma State and Southern Nazarene added to the conference schedule. NWOSU and SNU are not eligible for the 2012-13 regular season championship or for participation in the 2013 conference championship tournament.

2012-13 UAM men’s basketball schedule

Oct. 25, at Louisiana Tech (exhibition), 7 p.m.

Nov. 5, at LSU (exhibition), 7 p.m.

Nov. 9, vs. Champion Baptist, 7 p.m.

Nov. 13, at Arkansas State, 7:05 p.m.

Nov. 15, at Southwest Baptist, 7 p.m.

Nov. 17, Crowley’s Ridge College, 2 p.m.

Nov. 20, at Delta State, 7 p.m.

Nov. 29, at SW Oklahoma State, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 1, at NW Oklahoma State, 4 p.m.

Dec. 6, vs. Henderson State, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 8, vs. Ouachita Baptist, 4 p.m.

Dec. 15, vs. Delta State, 4 p.m.

Dec. 17, vs. Southwest Baptist, 7 p.m.

Jan. 3, at East Central, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 5, at SE Oklahoma State, 4 p.m.

Jan. 10, vs. Southern Nazarene, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 17, vs. Arkansas Tech, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 19, at Harding, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 24, vs. Southern Arkansas, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 26, at Henderson State, 3 p.m.

Jan. 31, vs. NW Oklahoma State, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 2, vs. SW Oklahoma State, 4 p.m.

Feb. 7, vs. SE Oklahoma State, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 9, vs. East Central, 4 p.m.

Feb. 16, at Southern Nazarene, 4 p.m.

Feb. 21, at Arkansas Tech, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 23, vs. Harding, 4 p.m.

Feb. 28, at Southern Arkansas, 7:30 p.m.

March 2, at Ouachita Baptist, 4 p.m.