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MAC-SBC Challenge matchups announced


Regional basketball rivalry continues for 2024-25 season

From Arkansas State University

JONESBORO – The Mid-American Conference and Sun Belt Conference announced on Thursday November matchups for the 2024-25 MAC-SBC Challenge.

A-State's men's team will host Akron while the women's squad hits the road to face Western Michigan. The MAC men and Sun Belt women's teams will then host February matchups, which will be determined in January. All November contests will be played on Monday, Nov. 4.

The Red Wolves men – coming off their best season since 1999 in the first year under head coach Bryan Hodgson – have never faced Akron on the hardwood. A-State's women's squad owns a 3-0 all-time record against the Broncos, with the most recent victory in the series coming

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on March 18, 2015 – a 61-49 triumph in the first round of the WNIT in Jonesboro.

In last season's MAC-SBC Challenge, the Sun Belt reigned supreme on both the men's (15-9) and women's sides (14-10). A-State's men split matchups at Bowling Green (75-81) and versus Ohio (100-87), while the women cruised to victories against Northern Illinois (7562) and at Akron (81-67).

MAC-SBC Challenge Men's Basketball Matchups

Miami (Ohio) at App State Akron at Arkansas State Western Michigan at Coastal Carolina Northern Illinois at Georgia Southern Ball State at Georgia State Ohio at James Madison Kent State at Louisiana Buffalo at Old Dominion Central Michigan at South Alabama Bowling Green at Southern Miss Eastern Michigan at Texas State Toledo at Troy

MAC-SBC Challenge Women's Basketball Matchups

App State at Miami (Ohio) Arkansas State at Western Michigan Coastal Carolina at Central Michigan Georgia Southern at Ohio Georgia State at Akron James Madison at Kent State Louisiana at Northern Illinois Marshall at Toledo Old Dominion at Ball State Southern Miss at Bowling Green Texas State at Eastern Michigan Troy at Buffalo

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Complete non-conference and conference schedules for AState men's and women's basketball will be released at a later date.

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