Hawks look to improve on last year’s win total

Published 4:28 pm Friday, September 15, 2023

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MURFREESBORO – Coach Rob Burke and the Chowan men’s basketball program released their 2023-2024 schedule on Wednesday.

During the 2022-23 campaign, Chowan posted their first winning season since 2016-17 with a 14-12 overall record and a 12-8 mark in the Conference Carolinas. The Hawks posted a double-digit win total at home.

With the new season, the Hawks will not only be vying for a conference title but also a divisional title. The Conference Carolinas split the leagues’ 14 members into three divisions as the Hawks will compete in the East division with Barton, Francis Marion, Mount Olive and UNC Pembroke.

Chowan will play each team in the division twice (home-and-home) and each team in the other two divisions once.

The Hawks open their season on Nov. 11 in Emory, VA taking on Lenoir-Rhyne and Emory & Henry in a Conference Challenge.

Chowan will host former league foe St. Augustine’s on Nov. 15 before hitting the road to take on Columbus State and Virginia State in a Thanksgiving Classic at UNC Pembroke.

The Blue and White finish up the home-and-home with St. Augustine’s on Nov. 28 before hosting Elizabeth City State to end the month.

Chowan opens up Conference Carolinas action on Dec. 2 against Francis Marion at home. The Hawks will take on North Greenville and Southern Wesleyan prior to taking a step out of league play to travel to UVA Wise and Elizabeth City State.

The New Year starts with four road trips in the opening five contests as the Hawks take on Barton and Erskine in the first week before hosting UNC Pembroke prior to jumping back on the road to take on Converse and Mount Olive.

The Hawks will host league newcomer, Young Harris, on Jan. 20 before three straight road games against Emmanuel, Francis Marion, and Belmont Abbey.

Chowan will open up a five-game homestand with Barton on Feb. 7. The Hawks will host King (Feb. 10), Mount Olive (Feb. 14), Erskine (Feb. 17), and Lees-McRae (Feb. 24).

Chowan wraps up the regular season on Feb. 28 at UNC Pembroke.

The Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Championship will start on March 3.