OVC Releases USI 2023-24 Conference Basketball Schedule


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s and Women’s Basketball will tip-off the 2023-24 Ohio Valley Conference schedules December 28 at Southeast Missouri State University. The 2023-24 OVC schedule will feature an 11-team, 18-game slate that will begin on December 28 and conclude on March 2.

In the 2023-24 season, USI will play eight of the 11 OVC teams in a home-and -home series, including new conference member Western Illinois University. The Screaming Eagles will play the University of Tennessee Martin (on the road) and Eastern Illinois University (at home) once this year.

In addition to WIU and SEMO, USI’s portion of the conference round-robin will include Lindenwood University, the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Morehead State University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Tennessee State University, and Tennessee Technological University.

The 2024 OVC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament is slated for March 6-9 at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. It marks the seventh year in a row that the event will be held at the venue.

USI Men’s Basketball finished the 2022-23 campaign with a 16-17 overall record and a 9-9 conference mark, qualifying for the OVC Championship and the College Basketball Invitational. USI Women’s Basketball concluded their first Division I season with a 12-17 overall record and a 6-12 league record, barely missing the conference tournament due to a tie-breaker.

Each OVC school is eligible to compete and win the OVC Tournament Championship, including USI and Lindenwood, who are in their second year of the NCAA reclassification. Should a transitioning school win an OVC Tournament Championship, the automatic qualifier (AQ) shall be awarded to the tournament runner-up. Should the tournament runner-up also be a transitioning school, the AQ representative shall be the highest seed going into the tournament.

All OVC games and home non-conference contests can be seen on ESPN networks, with the majority of games broadcast on ESPN+. Additional linear exposures on ESPNU and ESPN2 that will be announced at a later date.

The USI Men’s and Women’s basketball non-conference games will be announced once the schedules are complete.

2023-24 OVC Basketball Schedule for USI

Thursday, December 28
Southern Indiana at Southeast Missouri

Saturday, December 30
Southern Indiana at Lindenwood

Thursday, January 4
Tennessee State at Southern Indiana

Saturday, January 6
Tennessee Tech at Southern Indiana

Thursday, January 11
Southern Indiana at SIUE

Thursday, January 18
Little Rock at Southern Indiana

Saturday, January 20
Morehead State at Southern Indiana

Thursday, January 25
Western Illinois at Southern Indiana

Thursday, February 1
Southern Indiana at Tennessee Tech

Saturday, February 3
Southern Indiana at Tennessee State

Thursday, February 8
Eastern Illinois at Southern Indiana

Saturday, February 10
SIUE at Southern Indiana

Thursday, February 15
Southern Indiana at UT Martin

Saturday, February 17
Southern Indiana at Little Rock

Tuesday, February 20
Southern Indiana at Morehead State

Saturday, February 24
Southern Indiana at Western Illinois

Thursday, February 29
Lindenwood at Southern Indiana

Saturday, March 2
Southeast Missouri at Southern Indiana