By JOEL COLEMAN
Mississippi State’s men’s basketball program has released its non-conference schedule for the upcoming hoops season.
Ben Howland will make his MSU coaching debut on November 13 when Eastern Washington comes to Humphrey Coliseum, the first of 12 non-conference games.
“Looking at the schedule, I think it will be rigorous and good for us in preparation for the SEC,” Howland said.
The full non-conference slate is listed below. Southeastern Conference games will be announced in late August.
2015-16 Non-Conference Schedule
N6 Friday Fort Valley State (EXB)
N13 Friday Eastern Washington
N16 Monday Southern University
N19 Thursday Puerto Rico Classic
N20 Friday Puerto Rico Classic
N22 Sunday Puerto Rico Classic
N28 Saturday UT Martin
D2 Wednesday Texas Southern
D12 Saturday at Missouri-Kansas City
D16 Wednesday at Florida State
D19 Saturday Tulane
D23 Wednesday vs. Northern Colorado^
D31 Thursday North Carolina Central
^Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, Miss.