The Carl Albert State College Vikings will open their 2013-14 basketball season at 11 a.m. Saturday against Howard, Texas, and face South Plains, Texas, at 11 a.m. Sunday. Both games will be a part of the Midwest Scouting Service Challenge in Dallas.
The Vikings non-conferenceÂ schedule will be tough as usual again this season.
â€śHoward and Coffeyville [Kan.] both made the national tournament last year,â€ť CASC men's coach Mike St. John said. â€śWe are playing three of the six teams in arguably the best region in the country from West Texas.
â€śThe MSS Challenge used to be the Oklahoma-Texas Shootout, and it was relocated because the other Oklahoma schools became more involved in creative scheduling concepts.â€ť