EDWARDSVILLE — Single-game tickets for 2015-16 SIUE basketball season are on sale now.
Cougar fans have the opportunity to secure their seats for the first season of SIUE men’s basketball under new head coach Jon Harris and SIUE women’s basketball, which won 19 games a season ago.
Featured on this season’s slate of games for SIUE is a matchup Nov. 18 with the Saint Louis Billikens. When Saint Louis made its first-ever trip to the Vadalabene Center in 2013, more than 4,000 fans packed the VC for the event.
The men’s and women’s teams will open the regular season with a doubleheader Nov. 13. Northern Illinois will visit for a 5:30 p.m. game against the SIUE women. Arkansas State visits for an 8 p.m. start on the men’s side.
Other key dates on the men’s schedule include visits from perennial Ohio Valley Conference contenders Belmont (Jan.6) and Murray State (Feb. 11).
The women’s team also will play host to Saint Louis. The Billikens come to Edwardsville on Dec. 7.
Tickets are available by calling 855-SIUE TIX or by visiting www.SIUECougars.com.
SIUE basketball announces slate of TV games
SIUE basketball fans will have plenty of opportunities to see the Cougars on live television during the upcoming season.
Ten home games will be broadcast live from the Vadalabene Center. FOX Sports Midwest will have the call for eight of the games.
This is the fourth consecutive year that SIUE basketball fans will be able to follow the Cougars on television. SIUE and FOX Sports Midwest continued their agreement to televise SIUE men's basketball on the regional sports network that also features St. Louis Cardinals baseball and St. Louis Blues hockey.
"We are very proud of our relationship with FOX Sports Midwest," SIUE Director of Athletics Dr. Brad Hewitt said. "This opportunity for the university and Cougar basketball to reach millions of home is exposure that we could not otherwise afford."
FOX Sports Midwest coverage begins Friday, Nov. 13, when the Cougars welcome Arkansas State to the Vadalabene Center for an 8 p.m. contest.
The SIUE game against Saint Louis is set for Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. The Cougars and the Billikens are meeting for the fourth consecutive season.
The rest of the FOX Sports Midwest schedule at the Vadalabene Center features Green Bay (Nov. 30), Portland State (Dec. 12), Grand Canyon (Dec. 28), Eastern Kentucky (Jan. 16), Eastern Illinois (Jan. 30) and Murray State (Feb. 11).
FOX Sports Midwest, a regional sports television network, is the leading provider of local sports in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana and Iowa, reaching 6 million television homes. FOX Sports Midwest telecasts more than 3,000 hours of live local programming each year, including Cardinals baseball and Blues hockey. FOX Sports Regional Networks are the nation's leading provider of local sports. Through 22 owned-and-operated regional networks, FOX Sports Networks serve as the TV home to 46 MLB, NHL and NBA teams. For more information, visit www.FOXSportsMidwest.com.
Two SIUE home games also have been picked up by the Ohio Valley Conference. The Jan. 6 game against Belmont will be broadcast on the American Sports Network, an initiative of the Sinclair Networks Group LLC, which reaches approximately 43 percent of U.S. television households.
The OVC also announced that SIUE's Jan. 28 home game against Southeast Missouri will be shown on the CBS Sports Network. Game time for that matchup is 8 p.m.
Two road games also have been announced. The SIUE contest at Butler will be shown on Fox Sports 2 on Nov. 28. The Dec. 21 game at USC will be shown on the Pac 12 Network.
SIUE basketball on the air
Nov. 13 Arkansas State 8 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest
Nov. 18 Saint Louis 7 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest
Nov. 28 at Butler 4 p.m. FOX Sports 2
Nov. 30 Green Bay 7 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest
Dec. 12 Portland State 4 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest
Dec. 21 at USC 10 p.m. Pac 12 Network
Dec. 28 Grand Canyon 7 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest
Jan. 6 Belmont 8 p.m. American Sports Network
Jan. 16 Eastern Kentucky 1 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest
Jan. 28 Southeast Missouri 8 p.m. CBS College Sports
Jan. 30 Eastern Illinois 5 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest
Feb. 11 Murray State 7 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest