The Presentation College men’s basketball team will embark on one of the most interesting stretches of games that I can ever remember.
The Saints will take on a NCAA Division I opponent on the road tonight, followed by an Association of Christian College Athletics school at home Friday, a trip to Las Vegas for a pair of games, and then four games in four days at home to start the new year.
Good news for the Saints as they are expected to have senior Darrell Farr (concussion) back this week.
The PC women have almost the same type of schedule minus the DI opponent, a trip to Florida instead of Vegas, and then the four games in four days stretch. The PC women will compete in the Daytona Beach Shootout, playing Pacific Lutheran University of Tacoma, Wash., at 11 a.m. Dec. 20 and Knox College of Galesburg, Ill., at 11 a.m. Dec. 21.
Here is the men’s upcoming schedule:
Tonight: vs. University of North Dakota in Grand Forks at 7 p.m.
Friday: vs. Oak Hills Christian College of Bemidji, Minn., at the Strode Center in Aberdeen at 7:30 p.m. (PC women vs. Jamestown College at 5:30 p.m.)
Dec. 20: at D3 Hoopla in Las Vegas against Aurora (Ill.) University at 8 p.m.
Dec. 21: at D3 Hoopla in Las Vegas against the University of Northwestern Ohio of Lima at 10 p.m.
Jan. 4: vs. Crossroads College of Rochester, Minn., at the Strode Center at 7:30 p.m. (women at 5:30 p.m.).
Jan. 5: vs. Crossroads at the Strode at 3 p.m. (women at 1 p.m.).
Jan. 6: vs. Providence University College of Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada, at the Strode at 7:30 p.m. (women at 5:30 p.m.).
Jan. 7: vs. Providence at the Strode at 2 p.m. (women at noon).
PC men numbers
In honor of the unique stretch, here are some PC men’s basketball by the numbers:
15,123: Enrollment difference between opponents when the Saints play University of North Dakota (15,250 students) tonight and Oak Hills Christian College (127 students) Friday night.
3,326: Miles traveled by the Saints during this stretch.
2,191: Miles traveled to Aberdeen by PC opponents during this stretch.
285: Pounds, 6-foot-3, three-point shooting power forward freshman the Saints are scheduled to face Friday night in DeAndre “Big D” Robinson of Oaks Hill Christian College.