Men's Basketball releases 2011-2012 schedule
Excitement building for the men's basketball team with just three weeks till opening exhibition game
Sports Information Department BC
October 14, 2011
Bluefield College Athletics
Sports Information Department
Bluefield, Va.- With just three weeks from the men's basketball season opener, the Rams release its 2011-2012 season and roster.
The men's basketball team returns several of its key players including C Byron Carpenter and G Borgia M'Bala. The Rams look for several new players to add to its upcoming season including transfer F Shane Williams (Kingston, Jamaica), G Kearsten Marion (Houston, Texas) and G Andrew Wilson (Cucamonga, CA).
Last year, the Rams were 11-18 overall while going 6-8 in the AAC. Rams were led in scoring and rebounding by Carpenter with 16.4 ppg and 7.7 apg.
The upcoming season will be a huge test for the Rams as it begins with several huge non-conference games and exhibitions. Not only will Bluefield have to be set for a tough conference season again, but they will also need to prepare for a load of away games against big opponents. On the road, BC will have to play Division 1 side, Charleston Southern, as well as the nation's #1 and #2 teams in the NAIA, Mountain State(Wv.) and Pikeville (Ky.). They will also slide Carson-Newman (NCAA Div. 2) into this year's schedule.
At home, the Rams will host another tough Division II side, University of Charleston, in Bluefield. A few new teams come through the Rams system this season including Francis Marian (SC.) and new AAC-member, Point University (Ga.).
The men's team will open their 11-12' campaign in Bluefield when they host Mid-South conference opponent, St. Catharine, on November 1st at 7:30pm. The Rams will move with pace through the month of November with twelve games in the first month of play.
Be sure to stay up to date on Bluefield men's basketball via Twitter @BluefieldRams, and watch all home games LIVE online TV via RAMS TV. Subscriptions will be available one week prior to the season.
Want to get a glimpse of this year's squad before its opener? On Sunday, Oct 16, the men's basketball team will have its "Blue vs. White" intersquad scrimmage at 2pm at the Dome Gymnasium.