Your guide to basketball season in Nashville, TN


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This conversation was written by Gunnar Eng, NASHtoday’s digital media intern.

What’s up with all the bracket? Basketball is back and there are plenty of teams to keep track of in the upcoming season. We’ve got you covered with all of the home openers, season schedules, and when local teams go shot for shot against each other.

🏀 Home openers

  • Belmont Men’s Basketball vs. Evansville | Sat., Nov. 13
  • Belmont Women’s Basketball vs. Alabama | Thurs., Nov. 18
  • Fisk Men’s Basketball vs. Stillman | Tues., Nov. 2 (next home game is Sat., Nov. 13)
  • Fisk Women’s Basketball vs. Stillman | Tues., Nov. 2 (next home game is Sat., Nov. 13)
  • Lipscomb Men’s Basketball vs. Birmingham | Tues., Nov. 9
  • Lipscomb Women’s Basketball vs. Shorter | Tues., Nov. 16
  • Trevecca Men’s Basketball vs. Fisk | Sat., Nov. 6
  • Trevecca Women’s Basketball vs. Berea | Sat., Nov. 6
  • TSU Men’s Basketball vs. Fisk | Tues., Nov. 16
  • TSU Women’s Basketball vs. Fisk | Tues., Nov. 9
  • Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball vs. Alabama | Wed., Nov. 10
  • Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball vs. Gardner-Webb | Tues., Nov. 9
  • Tennessee Tech Men’s Basketball vs. Oakwood | Sun., Nov. 14
  • Tennessee Tech Women’s Basketball vs. Bethel | Thurs., Oct. 28
  • Austin Peay Men’s Basketball vs. UT Southern | Tues., Nov. 9
  • Austin Peay Women’s Basketball vs. Pikeville | Fri., Nov. 12
  • MTSU Men’s Basketball vs. Brescia University | Tues., Nov. 9
  • MTSU Women’s Basketball vs. Lane College | Fri., Oct. 29
  • UT Men’s Basketball vs. UT Martin | Tues., Nov. 9
  • UT Women’s Basketball vs. Georgia College | Wed., Nov. 3
  • Memphis Men’s Basketball vs. Tennessee Tech | Tues., Nov. 9
  • Memphis Women’s Basketball vs. Xavier | Tues., Nov. 9

🏀 Season schedules

🏀 Local matchups

If you’re a fan of multiple local teams or just love a good rivalry, here are some early matchups to see our local schools battle it out on the court. Check out the schedules above for more local matchups this season.

  • TSU’s women’s and men’s teams will host Fisk on Tues., Nov. 9 + Tues., Nov. 16, respectively.
  • Vanderbilt’s women’s team will host Tennessee Tech for a Cookeville invasion on Thurs., Nov. 18.
  • Belmont’s men’s and women’s teams will host Lipscomb in the notorious Battle of the Boulevard on Thurs., Dec. 2.
  • Lipscomb’s men’s and women’s teams will host TSU on Sun., Dec. 12 + Wed., Dec. 15, respectively.


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