Horizon League basketball schedules redesigned because of pandemic

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Wright State coach Scott Nagy talks about the challenges of returning to practice in a pandemic

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The Horizon League revealed its men’s and women’s basketball schedules Wednesday. They have a different look because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Horizon League teams will play 20 games instead of the normal 18. Each week, they will play two games at the same location against the same team. All games in December will be played without fans, and the attendance policy will be reevaluated at a later date.

“We are pleased to announce our basketball schedules,” said Horizon League Commissioner Jon LeCrone in a press release. “It has been a work in progress with input from a variety of stakeholders including our student-athletes, coaches, medical staffs, and sport administrators. This collaboration was guided by our fundamental commitment to protect the safety of our student-athletes, coaches, and other team personnel as we navigate competition in an unpredictable environment.”

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Here’s the schedule for the Wright State men, the defending regular-season champions: Dec. 19-20: at Detroit Mercy; Dec. 26-27, vs. Green Bay at the Nutter Center; Jan. 1-2: at Oakland; Jan. 8-9: vs. Youngstown State; Jan. 15-16: vs. Cleveland State; Jan. 22-23: at IUPUI; Jan. 29-30: vs. Robert Morris; Feb. 5-6: at Illinois-Chicago; Feb. 12-13: vs. Milwaukee; and Feb. 19-20: at Northern Kentucky.

Here’s the schedule for the Wright State women: Dec. 12-13: at Detroit Mercy; Dec. 19-20: vs. Oakland; Jan. 1-2: at Youngstown State; Jan. 8-9: at Cleveland State; Jan. 15-16: vs. IUPUI; Jan. 22-23: at Robert Morris; Jan. 29-30: vs. Illinois-Chicago; Feb. 5-6: vs. Milwaukee; Feb. 12-23: at Northern Kentucky; Feb. 19-20: at Green Bay.

The Horizon League men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will be held at Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis. Dates have not been announced.

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