TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Tallahassee Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams released their 2014-15 schedules on Wednesday.
The 2014-15 season tips off for both teams on the road. The men’s basketball team will open play first with a Halloween night date against Westchester (N.Y.) Community College in the Quality Inn Classic, hosted by Northwest Florida State College. The next day, the Eagle women will open the slate in Wadley, Ala., at Southern Union State Community College while the men continue play in Niceville, Fla., against Volunteer State (Tenn.) Community College.
The men will also participate in the Okefenokee Classic (November 14-15), and the Courtyard Classic (November 26-27) in the season’s opening month. The Okefenokee Classic will match Tallahassee against South Georgia Technical College, who finished the 2013-14 season ranked No. 12 in the final NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Poll.
Both teams open the home portion of its schedule with a November 8 doubleheader against St. Petersburg College. The 4 p.m. women’s tilt will pit Tallahassee against a Titans squad who finished last season ranked No. 14 nationally. The Eagle women will also compete in and host three classics through the month of November – the Veterans Day Classic (November 11), the Applebee’s Classic (November 14-15), and the Courtyard Classic (November 25-27).
The Courtyard Classic, which continues Tallahassee’s longstanding tradition of Thanksgiving hoops, will close out the month of November for both the men’s and women’s sides. The Eagle women will play Southern Union State, Daytona State College and national power Walters State (Tenn.) Community College while the men will face Southwest Tennessee Community College and Jefferson Davis (Ala.) Community College.
The teams’ non-conference schedule concludes by hosting the Tallahassee Democrat Holiday Classic December 30-31.
The men’s Panhandle Conference schedule features matchups against Northwest Florida State and Chipola College, who ended last season ranked No. 21 and No. 11 nationally, respectively. The Eagles will match up with these teams three times during conference play, along with PC rivals Gulf Coast State College and Pensacola State College. Northwest Florida State will play in Tallahassee twice and the Eagles travel to Chipola at the beginning of the conference season and then again to wrap up the regular season.
Just like the men’s team, the women’s side will also take on two opponents who were nationally ranked to end last season. Both Northwest Florida State and Chipola were ranked in the top ten to finish the season.
Both the men’s and women’s sides look to improve on the records from last season. The Eagle women, under second-year head coach Franqua “Q” Bedell, finished 12-17 while the men’s team ended the season at .500 (14-14).
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