NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University men's basketball will host Vanderbilt University Monday, Nov. 13 in the Curb Event Center, the program announced Thursday.
"The opportunity to host a program the caliber of Vanderbilt brings enormous excitement and anticipation," Belmont director of athletics Scott Corley said. "Given the success of both basketball programs – and where the game falls on the calendar as our home opener – this will be a 'Save the Date/Can't Miss'-type event within the Nashville community."
The game ranks among the highest-profile matchups in the history of the Curb Event Center, alongside when the Commodores opened the building (11/21/03) and when nationally-ranked VCU and Shaka Smart came to town (12/1/13).
Belmont and Vanderbilt opened the 2016-17 season, with the Commodores winning, 80-66, at Memorial Gym.
Tip time and television will be announced at a later date.
The only way to ensure seating at the Belmont-Vanderbilt game is through purchase of season tickets.
Belmont season tickets – which include the Vanderbilt game and the entire men's and women's basketball home schedule – are on sale now at (615) 460-BALL and belmontbruins.com/tickets.
Bruin Club season-ticket holders will have the exclusive benefit to purchase additional Vanderbilt game tickets (with seating priority) in advance of the general public.
To become a Bruin Club member, contact Russell Grimm at (615) 460-5668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Single-game tickets will go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Belmont University men's basketball has earned postseason 11 of the last 12 seasons, including seven automatic berths to the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins have won 16 conference championships since 2006 - third-most nationally over that span (Gonzaga, Kansas). Belmont is one of only seven NCAA Division I programs outside the Power 5 to post Top 100 RPIs seven consecutive seasons (BYU, Gonzaga, Saint Mary's (CA), San Diego State, VCU, Wichita State). Belmont University men's basketball boasts an NCAA-leading 15 CoSIDA Academic All-America selections since 2001 and is one of only three NCAA Division I programs to make the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Honor Roll every year of existence.