GCU basketball announces 2020-21 schedule, to open in November
Grand Canyon University basketball announced Wednesday its 2020-21 fall schedule, which is subject to change because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Already, the Western Athletic Conference — GCU’s conference — postponed fall sports. Different sports were affected in different ways, and basketball specifically was postponed through the end of October.
Therefore, the first game on GCU’s schedule announced Wednesday is on Nov. 10 against Embry-Riddle (Ariz.).
A game on Dec. 13 against ASU was canceled because of the Pac-12’s decision to delay fall sports competitions to next year.
This season will be the first under new head coach Bryce Drew, who took over the vacancy left by the dismissal of the previous head coach, Dan Majerle.
“We have some really great home games from a fan perspective,” Drew said in a statement. “Those are really great opportunities for our home fans and our team.
“There will be great challenges. We have returners who have some experience. Hopefully, they’ll set a great tone for our younger guys as we get closer to that tough nonconference competition.”
Here’s what GCU released on Wednesday as their schedule, with the caveat that further decisions about the schedule may need to be made later.
Nov. 10 – vs. Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)
Nov. 13 – vs. Grambling State
Nov. 18 – vs. San Diego State
Nov. 20 – vs. Hampton
Nov. 23 – at San Diego
Nov. 26 – Santa Clara, Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational
Nov. 27 – DePaul OR New Mexico, Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational
Dec. 1 – vs. Mississippi Valley State
Dec. 5 – vs. Prairie View A&M
Dec. 11 – at Nevada
Dec. 15 – vs. SAGU American Indian College
Dec. 19 – San Francisco, Jerry Colangelo Classic at Talking Stick Resort Arena
Dec. 22 – vs. McNeese State
Dec. 29 – vs. Denver
Jan. 2 – vs. Chicago State
Jan. 7 – at Dixie State
Jan. 9 – at Utah Valley
Jan. 16 – vs. New Mexico State
Jan. 21 – vs. UT Rio Grande Valley
Jan. 23 – vs. Tarleton State
Jan. 28 – at Seattle
Jan. 30 – at California Baptist
Feb. 4 – vs. Utah Valley
Feb. 6 – vs. Dixie State
Feb. 13 – at New Mexico State
Feb. 18 – at Tarleton State
Feb. 20 – at UT Rio Grande Valley
Feb. 25 – vs. California Baptist
Feb. 27 – vs. Seattle
March 4 – at Chicago State