Staff report

Home games against Delaware and UNC Wilmington and road trips to Florida State, defending NIT champion Baylor and Mountain West champ New Mexico highlight Charleston Southern’s men’s basketball schedule.

Notably absent from the slate, released today -- games against crosstown rivals College of Charleston and The Citadel.

“We are excited about our 2013-14 schedule,” CSU coach Barclay Radebaugh said. “This is without a doubt the most difficult schedule we have undertaken during my time as head coach at Charleston Southern. We purposely challenged our team with our pre-conference schedule. We are thrilled to have two quality Colonial Athletic Association schools on our home schedule in UNC Wilmington and Delaware. Our team will be tested in every way before we enter into conference play on January 8th.”

Conference clashes with Big South Conference rivals Coastal Carolina and Gardner-Webb bookend the Big South home schedule, as the Bucs look to repeat as regular-season champions.

The schedule:

NOVEMBER

Fri. 8 Johnson Charleston, S.C. 8:00 p.m.

Sun. 10 @ Delaware Newark, Del. TBD

Wed. 13 UNC Wilmington Charleston, S.C. 7:30 p.m.

Sun. 17 @ Baylor Waco, Tex. TBD

Wed. 20 @ New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. TBD

Tues. 26 Trinity Charleston, S.C. 7:30 p.m.

DECEMBER

Tues. 3 Delaware Charleston, S.C. 7:30 p.m.

Sat. 14 @ Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. TBD

Wed. 18 @ Western Carolina Cullowhee, N.C. TBD

Sat. 21 @ Central Arkansas Conway, Ark. TBD

Sat. 28 St. Andrews Charleston, S.C. 5:30 p.m.

Mon. 30 @ Florida State Tallahassee, Fla. TBD

JANUARY

Mon. 6 Columbia International Charleston, S.C. 6:00 p.m.

Wed. 8 Coastal Carolina* Charleston, S.C. 7:30 p.m.

Sat. 11 @ Winthrop* Rock Hill, S.C. TBD

Wed. 15 Presbyterian* Charleston, S.C. 7:30 p.m.

Sat. 18 UNC Asheville* Charleston, S.C. 5:30 p.m.

Wed. 22 @ Gardner-Webb* Boiling Springs, N.C. TBD

Sat. 25 Longwood* Charleston, S.C. 5:30 p.m.

Wed. 29 @ Campbell* Buies Creek, N.C. TBD

FEBRUARY

Sat. 1 Liberty* Charleston, S.C. 5:30 p.m.

Wed. 5 Radford* Charleston, S.C. 7:30 p.m.

Sat. 8 @ VMI* Lexington, Va. TBD

Wed. 12 @ High Point* High Point, N.C. TBD

Sat. 15 Winthrop* Charleston, S.C. 5:30 p.m.

Wed. 19 @ UNC Asheville* Asheville, N.C. TBD

Sat. 22 @ Presbyterian* Clinton, S.C. TBD

Wed. 26 Gardner-Webb* Charleston, S.C. 7:30 p.m.

MARCH

Sat. 1 @ Coastal Carolina* Conway, S.C. TBD

Wed.-Sun. 5-9 @ Big South Tournament Conway, S.C. TBD

* Big South Conference Game