William and Mary head men’s basketball coach Tony Shaver announced the addition of Bluefield College to round out the Tribe’s 14-game home slate for the 2014-15 season. The game will be played on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. inside Kaplan Arena.
The meeting will be the first between the two Virginia schools since 1980 when the Tribe downed the Rams, 101-48, on Feb. 14. Bluefield, an NAIA program in Bluefield, Va., compiled a 16-13 record last season, including an 8-10 mark in the Mid-South Conference. The Rams moved back into the Appalachian Athletic Conference this season and was picked to finish third in the league’s preseason poll.
The Tribe opens the 2014-15 campaign on the road at 2014 Final Four participant and No. 7-ranked Florida on Friday, Nov. 14. Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m. and the game will be televised on the SEC Network. W&M’s first home game of the year comes on Tuesday, Nov. 18 against Howard at Kaplan Arena at 7 p.m. For season and single-game ticket information, visit the ticket page at TribeAthletics.com or call the ticket office at (757) 221-3340.