It’s the time of year when high school football ends and collegiate and high school basketball takes center stage.
With that comes the opening games for the 2017-2018 season for The Ohio State University at Mansfield’s men’s and women’s basketball squads. Both are members of the Ohio Regional Campus Conference (ORCC) which OSUM joined in 2010. The ORCC includes nine regional campuses from Ohio State, Ohio University, Akron, Wayne State, and Miami University.
The women’s team, known as the Lady Mavericks, has its home opener on November 8 at 5:30 PM against Kent State University Tuscarawas. Head coach of the Lady Mavericks is Marty McKenzie.
Before the beginning of regular season play, the men’s team have an on-the-road tournament in Pikeville, Kentucky. Known as the “Appalachian Wireless Classic,” other teams in the tournament include Bethel College, the University of Pikeville, and Mid-Atlantic Christian University.
The Mavericks return to Mansfield for a home opener the same night as the Lady Mavericks and against the same time. Tip-off is at 7:30 PM. The Mavericks are guided by second-year coach Ryan Miley.