Men's Basketball Releases 2011-12 Schedule

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - The OCU men's basketball program has released their 2011-12 season schedule.  The Blazers are coming off a successful 2010-11 season where they won the Mid-East Region for the 2nd straight year.  OCU advanced to the NCCAA National Tournament where they finished in 5th place nationally.

The schedule this year features key non-conference matchups against recent NCAA Division II affiliates Walsh University and Malone University.  Walsh University finished the regular season last year ranked #1 in the NAIA National Poll.  The Trailblazers will also be taking on NAIA members Indiana Wesleyan University and Siena Heights University.  OCU will get battle tested early on the road as they participate in the Valley Forge Christian College Classic, the Malone University Tipoff Classic, and the Mt. Vernon Nazarene Tournament all in the opening four weeks of the season.

The conference and region schedule features rivalry games against Kentucky Christian University, Valor Christian College, and UC-Clermont.  OCU defeated Kentucky Christian to win the Region Championship last year to advance to the National Tournament.  Ohio Christian came up short in the OCAC Conference Championship game last season where they fell in a close game to UC-Clermont and will look to avenge that loss this year.

The national spotlight will be shining on Circleville, Ohio in early 2012 as OCU will be taking on defending NCCAA National Champion Grace Bible College as Grace comes to town on January 3rd.  This matchup will feature two powerhouse teams that have finished in the Top 5 nationally over the last three seasons.





Nov 4, 6pmMt. Vernon Tournament vs Sienna HeightsMt. Vernon, OH
Nov 5 (All day)Mt. Vernon Tournament vs TBDMt. Vernon, OH
Nov 11, 7pmGeorgetown CollegeCircleville, Ohio
Nov 14, 7pmIndiana Wesleyan UniversityMarion, IN
Nov 18, 6pmVFCC Classic - Valley Forge Christian CollegePhoenixville, PA
Nov 19, 12pmVFCC Classic - Multnomah CollegePhoenixville, PA
Nov 22, 7pmClark State Community CollegeCircleville, OH
Dec 2, 8pmMalone University Classic - Walsh UniversityCanton, OH
Dec 3, 2pmMalone University Classic - Malone UniversityCanton, OH
Dec 6, 8pmValor Christian CollegeCanal Winchester, OH
Dec 12, 5pmBoyce CollegeLouisville, KY
Dec 13, 7pmSouthern State Community CollegeCircleville, OH
Jan 3, 7pmGrace Bible CollegeCircleville, OH
Jan 6, 7pmOhio University - ChillicotheChillicothe, OH
Jan 7, 4pmClark State Community CollegeSpringfield, OH
Jan 10, 7pmTemple Baptist CollegeCincinnati, OH
Jan 14, 3pmFree Will Baptist Bible CollegeNashville, TN
Jan 17, 8pmKentucky Christian UniversityCircleville, OH
Jan 20, 8pmUniversity of Cincinnati - ClermontBatavia, OH
Jan 21, 4pmSouthern State Community CollegeHillsboro, OH
Jan 24, 8pmValor Christian CollegeCircleville, OH
Jan 27, 7pmCrown CollegeCircleville, OH
Jan 28, 3pmJohnson UniversityCircleville, OH
Jan 31, 8pmUniversity of Cincinnati - ClermontCircleville, OH
Feb 3, 8pmFree Will Baptist Bible CollegeCircleville, OH
Feb 4, 3pmTemple Baptist CollegeCircleville, OH
Feb 7, 8pmKentucky Christian UniversityGrayson, KY
Feb 10, 8pmJohnson UniversityKnoxville, TN
Feb 11, 1pmCrown CollegePowell, TN
Feb 16, 12pmOCAC TournamentTBA
Feb 20, 5pmBoyce CollegeCircleville, OH
Feb 23 (All day)Mid-East Regional TournamentLouisville, KY
Feb 24 (All day)Mid-East Regional TournamentLouisville, KY
Mar 6 (All day)NCCAA DII National TournamentSpringfield, MO