New Georgia State men’s basketball coach Ron Hunter will have a challenging 2011-12 schedule, which was released on Thursday.
The Panthers will play two teams that appeared in last year’s NCAA tournament, VCU and Old Dominion. The Panthers will visit the Rams on Jan. 4 and will host them on Jan. 28. They will host the Monarchs on Feb. 22.
Hunter was hired away from IUPUI after leading it to 254 victories in 17 seasons. The Panthers went 12-19 last season, including a 6-12 CAA record. Georgia State was 2-12 on the road.
The Panthers will open the season in Seattle with a game against Washington on Nov. 12. They will host McNeese State on Nov. 18 in the team’s home debut.
NOTE: I’m sitting down with Hunter next week and will get his thoughts on the schedule.
Date Opponent Time
Oct. 31 SOUTHERN POLY (Exh.) 7 p.m.
Nov. 5 OGLETHORPE (Exh.) 7 p.m.
Nov. 12 at Washington TBA
Nov. 13 vs. Portland TBA
Nov. 14 vs. Florida Atlantic TBA
Nov. 18 MCNEESE STATE 7 p.m.
Nov. 22 at Samford 7