FAMU Basketball Starts Home Slate on Friday

Tallahassee, FL - The Florida A&M University Basketball teams open the 2009-10 campaign this Friday in the new Alfred Lawson Multipurpose Center, as they host Tuskegee University in a doubleheader.

The Women's Game tips off the twinbill at 5:30 p.m., followed by the
Men's Game at 7:30 p.m.

Friday's action opens a 10-game Tallahassee schedule for November and December (see below), which includes two Thanksgiving weekend contests in the Florida State Tourney in the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center.

The FAMU Women will host Savannah State (Thursday, Nov. 19) and Albany State (Monday. Nov. 23) in the Lawson Center, before taking on Missouri (Friday, Nov. 27) and Auburn (Saturday, Nov. 28) in the Civic Center.

They will also host the University of Alabama on Wednesday, Dec. 16 in
the Lawson Center.

The Rattlers return home for a three-game December slate which features Isaiah Thomas's Florida International Golden Panthers (Thursday, Dec. 3), Georgia State University (Sunday, Dec. 13) and Albany (Ga.) State (Saturday, Dec. 19).

Both clubs will open their 2010 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference home
schedule on Saturday, Jan. 9 with a doubleheader against North Carolina A&T State in the Lawson Center.

2009-10 FAMU Home Basketball Schedule

Fri 6 TUSKEGEE (Exhibition)^ 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Thu 19 SAVANNAH STATE/W 6:00 p.m.
Mon 23 ALBANY STATE /W 7:00 p.m.
Fri. 27 MISSOURI/W+ 5:00 p.m. (Civic Center)
Sat 28 AUBURN/W+ 2:00 p.m. (Civic Center)
Sun 13 GEORGIA STATE /M 4:00 p.m.
Wed 16 ALABAMA/W 6:00 p.m.
Sat 19 ALBANY STATE/M 7:30 p.m.
Sat 9 NORTH CAROLINA A&T^* 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Mon 11 NORFOLK STATE^* 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Sat 16 MARYLAND E.S.^* 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Mon 18 DELAWARE STATE ^* 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Sat 30 WINSTON-SALEM STATE^ 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Mon 1 SOUTH CAROLINA STATE^* 6:30/9:00 p.m.##
Sat 20 HOWARD UNIVERSITY^* 5:307:30 p.m.
Mon 22 HAMPTON UNIVERSITY ^* 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Thu 4 BETHUNE-COOKMAN^* 5:30/7:30 p.m.

W-Women’s Game; M-Men’s Game; ^Doubleheaders; ##-ESPNU TV;
+-Florida State University Invitational Tournament, Tallahassee Civic
• ALL OTHER HOME GAMES at Alfred Lawson Multipurpose Center

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