The Ecclesia College Royals have released the Men's Basketball 2017-2018 season schedule. This year's schedule promises to be one of the toughest in the NCCAA. The Royals will face 15 NAIA schools. 7 NCAA Division II schools, 3 NCAA Division I schools, 1 NCAA Division III school, and 5 NCCAA schools. Of the 32 contest on the year, 26 will be played away from home.
Head Coach Al McCarron on the 2017-2018 schedule, "We decided this that we were going to not only challenge our student-athletes, but also the coaching staff, and play a very high level schedule. We have succeeded!"
The Royals are coming off a 13-14 season, in which they lost 7 games by less than 5 points each. The Royals will look to improve upon that mark this year on the road to the NCCAA Regional Tournament.
The season will open up on the road with Williams Baptist College on October 30th. Tip-Off is set for 7:00pm in Walnut Ridge, AR. The Royals will then take on John Brown University on November 4th in the World Famous Toilet Paper game in Siloam Springs, AR. The Royals will also take on University of Arkansas Fort Smith in the Annual Toy Toss Game on December 9th.
The first home contest of the season will be held on November 17th against Nebraska Christian College. Ecclesia College will play their home contests at the Jones Center at 922 East Emma Avenue, Springdale, AR 72764.