Gents Move Home Game to Baylor, Contest to Air on ESPN on Nov. 18th
Monday, September 29, 2008

SHREVEPORT—Centenary men’s basketball coach Greg Gary has announced that he has agreed to move his Nov. 18th home-opener to Baylor in order for the game to be televised on ESPN. The game, originally slated for a 7 p.m. start in Shreveport, will now begin at 3 p.m. in Waco, Texas.

 

The move accommodates ESPN’s hoops marathon, a parade of 14 college basketball games spread over 23 consecutive hours to help kick off the 2008-09 college basketball season.

 

The games open at midnight ET with national championship game runner-up Memphis hosting UMass and wrap up with the two winningest programs in college basketball history – Kentucky and North Carolina – meeting at 9 p.m. ET.

 

As a result, Centenary, already set to endure one of the most grueling non-conference schedules in the country, will not play a home game in Shreveport until its Summit League opener on January 8th against Oakland.

 

The Gents will play the first 15 games of its 2008-09 schedule on the road over a span of almost two months. Included in those 15 games are four games against the Big 12, two against the SEC, one from the WAC, one from the Missouri Valley Conference and three Summit League contests.

 

First-year coach Greg Gary and the Centenary Gents open their season in Starkville, Miss., against Mississippi State on Nov. 15th.