LUBBOCK, Texas (November 23, 2020) - The Lubbock Christian University men's basketball program has announced its 2020-21 schedule, which will feature 22 total games and begin at Rip Griffin Center on December 11.
Opening at home for the first time since the 2016-17 season, the Chaps will take on St. Mary's at home on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12, with both games tipping off at 7:30 p.m. The schedule starts with and is nearly entirely comprised of Lone Star Conference games. LCU will play 20 conference games during the year and head coach Todd Duncan has added two non-conference games against Western New Mexico to round out the schedule. Ten LSC games and both of the non-conference matchups will take place inside the Rip Griffin Center.
LCU heads into the season in a division that includes Angelo State, Midwestern State, UT Permian Basin and West Texas A&M. They will play each of those teams twice during the year, with one game at home and one away. The Chaparrals will also match up with six other LSC teams outside of their division for two games that will both either be played at home or on the road. LCU's non-divisional home games will be against St. Mary's, Texas A&M-Commerce, and Texas A&M International. The non-divisional road games will be played at Oklahoma Christian, at UT Tyler, and Arkansas Fort Smith.
At the end of the regular season, the top eight teams will be determined by a point system, which can be viewed below. First-round games for the tournament will be played at higher seeds for each game, followed by the semi-finals and the championship game at the highest remaining seed.
COVID-19 regulations by LCU will have the Rip Griffin Center at 50% capacity. Season pass holders will be notified of their seat assignments prior to the first home game. Student-athletes will receive their pass list (as usual), and an allotment of 100 tickets per game will be made available for general LCU students. All home game ticket and spectator policies are subject to change on a game-by-game basis. For games allowing fans, 300 tickets will be made available (admission covers both men's and women's games on that date) to the general public on www.lcuchaps.com/tickets.
The Lone Star Conference also announced details of a new hybrid pricing model for the LSC Digital Network beginning with the 2020-21 winter and spring seasons. The broadcasts of volleyball and men's and women's basketball games will be available via pay-per-view (PPV) conference-wide under the new model. Fans can purchase a $10 daily pass that will give them access to all LSC football, volleyball and basketball contests on the network that day, as well as access to previously aired games from the current season for 24 hours. In addition to live and archived streaming options, viewers will have the option to purchase and download games from the 2020-21 season for $10 each. Select games of all other sports carried on the LSC Digital Network will be available free-to-view (FTV) or PPV at the discretion of the broadcasting institution. The LSC Digital Network is in its second year showcasing the academic and athletic events of the league and its 18 member institutions. Fans can watch games and purchase passes online at www.lonestarconferencenetwork.com on computer and mobile devices. Viewers can also tune in to games on the LSC Digital Network via OTT apps available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku by searching for "LSC Digital Network."
Lubbock Christian returns much of the 2019-20 team, which had successful 19-10 showing a year ago that ended in the Lone Star Conference Tournament Quarterfinals. The Chaps averaged 77.2 points per game last season while holding opponents to 71.2. Their top three scorers from the team - Lloyd Daniels (16.2 ppg), Parker Hicks (14.0 ppg) and Ty Caswell (11.2 ppg) are all back for the 2020-21 campaign.
Lone Star Conference 2020-21 Point System
7 points Win vs. .750(+) team on the road
6.5 points Win vs. .750(+) team at home
6 points Win vs. .500(+) team on the road
5 points Win vs. .500(+) team at home
4.5 points Win vs. .250(+) team on the road
4 points Win vs. .250(+) team at home
3.5 points Win vs. sub-.250 team on the road
3 points Win vs. sub-.250 team at home
2.5 points Loss vs. .750(+) team home OR road
2 points Loss vs. .500(+) team home OR road
1 point Loss vs. .250(+) team home OR road
.5 point Loss vs. sub-.250 team on the road
0 points Loss vs. 2ub-.250 team at home