WSU releases non-conference basketball schedule

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Wichita State will play a record number of home dates during the upcoming men's basketball season.
The Shockers' 13-game non-conference slate, released Thursday, includes nine on campus and a tenth in downtown Wichita.
 Five of the 10 non-conference visitors earned NCAA tournament bids in 2019: Gardner-Webb (Nov. 19), Oklahoma (Dec. 14 at INTRUST Bank Arena), VCU (Dec. 21), Abilene Christian (Dec. 29) and Ole Miss (Jan. 4).
Omaha (Nov. 5), Texas Southern (Nov. 9), UT Martin (Nov. 16), Oral Roberts (Nov. 23) and Central Arkansas (Dec. 5) round out the early home slate.

Seven of the 10 non-conference home dates fall on weekends. Six are Saturdays.
The Shockers' only pre-conference action outside the Wichita city limits comes Nov. 26-27 at the Cancun Challenge (vs. South Carolina and either West Virginia or UNI) and Dec. 8 at Oklahoma State.
As previously announced, WSU will play home-and-home series with seven conference foes: UCF, Cincinnati, Houston, Memphis, USF, Temple and Tulsa. The 18-game American schedule also includes road games at SMU and UConn and home contests with Tulane and ECU.