Siloam Springs, Ark. (August 26, 2005) - The John Brown Golden Eagles released their 2005-06 men’s basketball schedule Thursday. The reigning NAIA National Champions will begin their title defense on November 4 against Hillsdale Baptist College at the Murray Sells Gymnasium on the JBU campus. The schedule contains twelve non-conference and eighteen Sooner Athletic Conference games.
As usual, the Golden Eagles’ strength of schedule ranks near the top of the NAIA. The highlights of the non-conference slate include NCAA Division I opponent Arkansas-Little Rock, NCAA Division II opponent Drury, and NAIA powers Faulkner, Lyon, and Park. The conference schedule includes games against four 2005 NAIA tournament teams. The Sooner Athletic Conference tournament is scheduled for March 3-7, 2006, and the NAIA National Tournament will take place from March 15-21 in Kansas City.