Anticipation for the Purple Aces season has been at a fever pitch since the University of Evansville announced the hiring of Evansville native, and former University of Kentucky and NBA star, Walter McCarty, as their new head coach earlier this year. That anticipation was kicked up a notch earlier this week with the release of the team's 2018-2019 schedule.

After a preseason, warm-up tilt with New Mexico Highlands on November 3rd at home, the Aces hit the road to open the season with a pair of tough match ups against opponents from the Big Ten and Big East conferences as part of the Maui Mainlands Invitational before their home opener on November 15th against Kentucky Wesleyan.

Check out the full schedule below*:

*Game times to be determined.

  • Saturday, November 3rd - New Mexico Highlands (HOME)
  • Thursday, November 8th - University of Illinois (AWAY)
  • Saturday, November 10th - Xavier (AWAY)
  • Thursday, November 15th - Kentucky Wesleyan (HOME)
  • Sunday, November 18th - Texas Southern (HOME)
  • Saturday, November 24th - Ball State University (AWAY)
  • Wednesday, November 28th - Wyoming (HOME)
  • Saturday, December 1st - Albion (HOME)
  • Tuesday, December 4th - Arkansas State (AWAY)
  • Sunday, December 9th - Ball State University (HOME)
  • Saturday, December 15th - Jacksonville State (HOME)
  • Tuesday, December 18th - Murray State (AWAY)
  • Saturday, December 22nd - University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (HOME)
  • Sunday, December 30th - Miami of Ohio (AWAY)

Conference Play

  • Wednesday, January 2nd - Drake (HOME)
  • Saturday, January 5th - Illinois State (AWAY)
  • Wednesday, January 9th - Loyola (HOME)
  • Saturday, January 12th - Indiana State (HOME)
  • Wednesday, January 16th - Missouri State (AWAY)
  • Saturday, January 19th - Illinois State (HOME)
  • Wednesday, January 23rd - Drake (AWAY)
  • Saturday, January 26th - University of Northern Iowa (AWAY)
  • Wednesday, January 30th - Bradley (HOME)
  • Saturday, February 2nd - Valparaiso (HOME)
  • Wednesday, February 6th - Indiana State (AWAY)
  • Saturday, February 9th - Southern Illinois (AWAY)
  • Wednesday, February 13th - Missouri State (HOME)
  • Sunday, February 17th - University of Northern Iowa (HOME)
  • Wednesday, February 20th - Loyola (AWAY)
  • Saturday, February 23rd - Bradley (AWAY)
  • Wednesday, February 27th - Southern Illinois (HOME)
  • Saturday, March 2nd - Valparaiso (AWAY)
  • Thursday, March 7th - Sunday, March 10th - Arch Madness Conference Tournament (St. Louis, Missouri)

For ticket info, visit the University of Evansville's Athletic website.

[Source: University of Evansville]