A look at each opponent on the Illinois State men's basketball schedule for the 2013-14 season:

Date — Opponent, time ……… Comment

Friday — At VCU, 6 p.m. ……… Shaka’s guys like to bring HAVOC

Tuesday — Drexel, 7:05 p.m. ……… Dragons seek amends for 13-18 season

Nov. 17 — At Northwestern, 7:30 p.m. ……… Chris Collins’ dad caught in middle

Nov. 20 — Manhattan, 7:05 p.m. ……… Jaspers bring back six top scorers

Nov. 27 — x-Vermont, 10:15 p.m. ……… America East favorites like to play D

Nov. 29 — x-Sonoma State, 10:15 p.m. ……… Time to feast on Division II Seawolves?

Nov. 30 — x-San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. ……… At least Bill Russell won’t be playing

Dec. 4 — Chicago State, 7:05 p.m. ……… F Quinton Pippen nephew of Scottie

Dec. 7 — Dayton, 7:05 p.m. ……… Flyers lost most of scoring

Dec. 16 — At Oakland (Mich.), 6 p.m. ……… Bader could break NCAA 3-point mark

Dec. 19 — Tennessee State, 7:05 p.m. ……… PG Miller returning first-team OVC

Dec. 30 — DePaul, 7:05 p.m. ……… Demons picked last in new Big East

Jan. 2 — At Missouri State^, 7:05 p.m. ……… Gulley’s return big for Bears

Jan. 5 — Southern Illinois, 1:05 p.m. ……… Beane Sr. and Jr. back in town

Jan. 8 — At Wichita State^, 7:05 p.m. ……… Don’t think Shockers will take it easy

Jan. 11 — Loyola^, 7:05 p.m. ……… Moser makes Redbird Arena return

Jan. 15 — Evansville^, 7:05 p.m. ……… Colt Ryan has finally graduated

Jan. 18 — At Drake^, 7 p.m. ……… Tough rebuilding job for Giacoletti

Jan. 22 — Wichita State^, 7:05 p.m. ……… ISU fans won’t forget last year’s outcome

Jan. 25 — At Indiana State^, 5:05 p.m. ……… Odum focused on NCAA return

Jan. 29 — At Bradley^, 7:05 p.m. ……… Geno getting things turned around

Feb. 1 — Drake^, 3:05 p.m. ……… Bulldogs won at RBA last season

Feb. 5 — Northern Iowa^, 7:05 p.m. ……… Panthers always win 20 games

Feb. 9 — At Loyola^, 3:05 p.m. ……… Just follow Lake Shore Drive to campus

Feb. 12 — At Evansville^, 7:05 p.m. ……… Ford Center not kind to ISU

Feb. 15 — Bradley^, 6:05 p.m. ……… Controlling Lemon is the key

Feb. 18 — Missouri State^, 7:05 p.m. ……… Marshall top Valley frosh last season

Feb. 23 — At Northern Iowa^, 4:05 p.m. ……… Another Koch on UNI roster

Feb. 26 — Indiana State^, 7:05 p.m. ……… Senior Night with no seniors

March 1 — At Southern Illinois^, TBA ……… Thursday in St. Louis might be on line

March 6-9 — Valley Tournament at St. Louis ……… Getting to Saturday would be swell

(x) – Golden Gate Challenge at San Francisco

(^) – Missouri Valley Conference games

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