SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Head men's basketball coach Steve Jenkins announced a 30-game schedule for the Evangel Crusaders in the 2019-20 season.
The 2019-20 slate includes 14 home dates and three matchups against NAIA top-25 finishers from the previous season.
Evangel kicks off its schedule with a five-game road swing, making stops at Trinity Christian (Nov. 2), College of the Ozarks (Nov. 5), Baptist Bible (Nov. 6), Williams Baptist (Nov. 9), and conference foe Mt. Mercy (Nov. 16).
The Crusaders return to Springfield, welcoming Graceland to the Ashcroft Center for their home opener on Nov. 20. Three days later, Evangel hosts Peru St. (Nov. 23) before heading back on the road for an appearance at Central Methodist (Nov. 26).
December features three home contests for the Crusaders including Baker (Dec. 2), Baptist Bible (Dec. 4), and a non-conference finale against College of the Ozarks (Dec. 12). Evangel concludes 2019 with a road trip to Culver-Stockton in Canton, Mo. on Dec. 14.
Evangel begins the new year with a two-game Heart of America homestand against Grand View (Jan. 4) and Benedictine (Jan. 8). The following week, the Crusaders depart for road matches at Clarke (Jan. 11) and MidAmerica Nazarene (Jan. 15).
An additional two home dates against Missouri Valley (Jan. 18) and Mt. Mercy (Jan. 25) highlight the remainder of January.
February provides a heavy dose of conference play, starting with home tilts featuring William Penn (Feb. 1) and Central Methodist (Feb. 5). Up next, the Crusaders trek to Nebraska to square off against Peru St. (Feb. 8) before paying a visit to Benedictine. (Feb. 12) on their return trip.
Culver-Stockton and MidAmerica Nazarene visit Evangel on February 15 and 19, respectively, in crucial conference showdowns followed immediately by another two-game road stretch at Grand View (Feb. 22) and Missouri Valley (Feb. 26).
Evangel honors its seniors in its conference and regular-season finale against Clarke on Feb. 29.