W&L Men’s Basketball Season Preview

Preview of the 2022-23 calendar

The Generals will open the season at home with back-to-back home games with Penn State Altoona (Nov. 13, 1 p.m.) and Mary Baldwin (Nov. 15, 7 p.m.) at Holekamp Gym.

Next, the Blue and Whites will have their first of three regular season tournaments with the Susquehanna Tip-off Tournament on November 18-19. To open the weekend, W&L will face Christopher Newport University at 6 p.m. Friday night and compete in either the championship or consolation game Saturday against Susquehanna or Lebanon Valley.

The men will compete in Puerto Rico on December 19-20 and take on Susquehanna and the Scrantons. After the holidays, Washington and Lee will host Vassar, The College of New Jersey and Mary Washington at the annual W&L Holiday Tournament just before the New Year. The first round will take place on Thursday, December 29, with the championship and consolation match taking place on Friday, December 30.

Rounding out the non-conference schedule, the Blue & Whites will travel through Rockbridge County to take on Southern Virginia University in the barn just before the Thanksgiving break. The tipping will take place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22 against rivals across town.

The team will see four opponents in the home and away playoffs this season starting with Hampden-Sydney in the ODAC opener Nov. 27 on the road and host the Tigers on Saturday, Feb. 18. The H-SC game at Lexington will wrap up the ODAC regular season schedule.

Virginia Wesleyan, Bridgewater and Randolph join the H-SC twice on the ’22-23 roster. The Blue and Whites will hit the beach on Saturday, January 14 and host the Marlins on Saturday, February 4 at 2 p.m. The H-SC and VWU series will be “must see” competitions in the ODAC race as the three teams are separated by just five points in pre-season voting.

The Bridgewater Eagles travel to Lexington on January 25 and host the Blue and Whites on February 8, just two Wednesdays after the initial meeting. Similar to the Eagles-Generals game, W&L will see the Randolph Wildcats twice in 14 days, on the road on Feb. 1 and at home on Feb. 15.

Rounding out the ODAC schedule, the Generals will host Eastern Mennonite (November 30), Roanoke (December 7), Shenandoah (January 11) and Lynchburg (January 21) at the Richard L. Duchossois Athletics and Recreation Center. Randolph-Macon (December 3), Guilford (January 4), Averett (January 7) and Ferrum (January 18) are this year’s slate road destinations.

The Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s postseason tournament will be held in Salem, Virginia. The quarter-finals of the men’s tournament will take place on Friday, February 24. The Blues and Whites are looking to qualify for Saturday’s semi-final at the Salem Civic Center for the first time since 2019. Championship competition for the men’s and women’s tournaments will take place on Sunday.

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