Kennesaw State men face daunting road tasks

APRIL 28, 2015 KENNESAW Coach Skinner gives remarks during the press conference. Kennesaw State University introduces Al Skinner as its new men's head basketball coach during a press conference Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Skinner is a former Big East and ACC coach. KENT D. JOHNSON /KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

Kennesaw State coach Al Skinner’s first season gets off to a rugged start. The first three games are on the road: against Alabama, LSU and Arizona State. The team also takes trips to Louisville, Indiana and West Virginia. KENT D. JOHNSON /KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

Road games against Alabama, LSU, Louisville, Indiana, Arizona State and West Virginia will await Kennesaw State next season.

The school announced its men’s basketball schedule for next season, which includes a season opener Nov. 13 at Alabama. The Owls’ next two games are on the road, against LSU and Arizona State. A trip to Samford follows before the home opener, Nov. 23 vs. IUPUI.

Before Christmas comes three more tough road trips. The Owls will play at West Virginia on Dec. 5, at Louisville on Dec. 16 and at Indiana on Dec. 22.

Here is the schedule:

Nov. 13, at Alabama

Nov. 16, at LSU

Nov. 18, at Arizona State

Nov. 21, at Samford

Nov. 23, vs. IUPUI, 4:30

Nov. 24, vs. Belmont or South Alabama

Nov. 28, vs. Tennessee State, 7 p.m.

Nov. 30, at Elon

Dec. 2, vs. Florida A&M, 7 p.m.

Dec. 5, at West Virginia

Dec. 7, vs. Thomas, 7 p.m.

Dec. 16, at Louisville

Dec. 18, at Chattanooga

Dec. 22, at Indiana

Dec. 30, vs. Mercer, 2 p.m.

Jan. 4, vs. Reinhardt, 2 p.m.

Jan. 9, vs. Lipscomb, 4:30 p.m.

Jan. 14, at Jacksonville

Jan. 16, at North Florida

Jan. 21, vs. Florida Gulf Coast, 7 p.m.

Jan. 23, vs. Stetson, 4:30 p.m.

Jan. 27, at South Carolina Upstate

Jan. 30, vs. New Jersey Tech, 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 1, vs. South Carolina Upstate, 7 p.m.

Feb. 6, at New Jersey Tech

Feb. 11, vs. North Florida, 7 p.m.

Feb. 13, vs. Jacksonville, 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 18, at Stetson

Feb. 20, at Florida Gulf Coast

Feb. 25, at Lipscomb

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