April 23, 2001
Q: "When will the 2001-02 mens basketball schedule be announced?" -- question submitted by Tim Bean (Winter Haven, Fla.)
Dr. Selig: "We do not expect to release our entire schedule until sometime in July or August. Bits and pieces of our schedule may come out in the media between now and then, as was the case with the recently-announced NABC tournament in Rupp Arena on November 15 and 16 when Western tips-off the season against the University of Kentucky.
We are still looking for five games and do not seem to be an opponent anyone wants to tangle with next year and beyond. Dennis Felton and his staff have quickly established a reputation for having the Hilltoppers always ready to play and, in general, being a very difficult opponent. While we have made over 100 inquiries to other schools about scheduling next season, we have had few takers. We will continue our search.
We are also holding a date for a TV game in hopes that an ESPN or Fox opportunity will present itself. Having one of the best, if not the best, centers in the country makes our program attractive to television.
Thanks for your support of the Hilltoppers."