YSU Men's Basketball Announces 2017-18 Horizon League Schedule

Braun Hartfield
Braun Hartfield

The Youngstown State men's basketball team will open the Horizon League portion of its slate on New Year's Day at Cleveland State as the Horizon League released its complete 2017-18 schedule on Wednesday.

"We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to compete in such a great league like the Horizon League," YSU Head Coach Jerrod Calhoun said. "There are so many tremendous coaches and players in our league that will make this season very competitive."

YSU plays its home opener against Milwaukee (Jan. 4), and hosts Green Bay (Jan. 6). The Penguins play the next three games on the road at Oakland (Jan. 10), at Detroit Mercy (Jan. 12) and at Wright State (Jan. 15).

The Penguins return home for a pair of games against UIC (Jan. 18) and IUPUI (Jan. 20) before two away contests at Milwaukee (Jan. 25) and Green Bay (Jan. 27).

The final month of the regular season begins with two home games against defending Horizon League Tournament Champion Northern Kentucky (Feb. 1) and Wright State (Feb. 3). The Penguins visit UIC (Feb. 8) and IUPUI (Feb. 10) before returning to the Beeghly Center for matchups against Oakland (Feb. 14) and Detroit Mercy (Feb. 16).

The Penguins visit Northern Kentucky (Feb. 19) before closing out the regular season hosting Cleveland State (Feb. 24).

The 2018 Little Caesars Horizon League Championship is set for March 2-6 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Mich.