The 2021-22 Radford University Men’s Basketball non-conference schedule was announced on Monday morning, revealing a challenging gauntlet of regional opponents in Head Coach Darris Nichols‘ first season at the helm.
The Nichols era gets a warm-up on Monday, Nov. 1 with a preseason exhibition against Eastern Mennonite and then officially begins when Emory & Henry visits the Dedmon Center on Tuesday, Nov. 9.
Radford then hits the road to Charlottesville for a contest with the 2019 National Champion Virginia Cavaliers on Friday, Nov. 12 before facing off against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg on Monday, Nov. 15.
The Highlanders will play in Furman’s multiple-team event in Greenville, S.C. immediately after, facing the Paladins on Friday, Nov. 19 and then Navy the very next day on Saturday, Nov. 20.
The Dedmon Center springs back to life on Wednesday, Nov. 24 when William & Mary comes to town for a big in-state matchup. Then two teams from the Bluegrass State – Eastern Kentucky on Sunday, Nov. 28 and Kentucky Christian on Tuesday, Nov. 30 – make their way to the New River Valley as well.
December is just one big road trip with six games against formidable opponents in their home arenas. Radford first heads to Morgantown, W.Va. to play Coach Nichols’ alma mater, West Virginia, on Saturday, Dec. 4.
The Highlanders then make visits to James Madison (Saturday, Dec. 11), George Washington (Monday, Dec. 13), Davidson (Saturday, Dec. 18), Akron (Monday, Dec. 20), and UMBC (Wednesday, Dec. 29).
Non-conference play concludes back home in the Dedmon Center on Saturday, Jan. 1 against Averett.
|Nov. 1||Eastern Mennonite||Radford, Va.|
|Nov. 9||Emory & Henry||Radford, Va.|
|Nov. 12||at Virginia||Charlottesville, Va.|
|Nov. 15||at Virginia Tech||Blacksburg, Va.|
|Nov. 19||at Furman||Greenville, S.C.|
|Nov. 20||Navy||Greenville, S.C.|
|Nov. 24||William & Mary||Radford, Va.|
|Nov. 28||Eastern Kentucky||Radford, Va.|
|Nov. 30||Kentucky Christian||Radford, Va.|
|Dec. 4||at West Virginia||Morgantown, W.Va.|
|Dec. 11||at James Madison||Harrisonburg, Va.|
|Dec. 13||at George Washington||Washington, D.C.|
|Dec. 18||at Davidson||Davidson, N.C.|
|Dec. 20||at Akron||Akron, Ohio|
|Dec. 29||at UMBC||Baltimore, Md.|
|Jan. 1||Averett||Radford, Va.|