Northwest Missouri State announced their 2017-18 men’s basketball schedule Thursday. The Bearcats open the season with an exhibition game at Duke on Friday October 27th. Northwest will host Metro State in their home opener November 17th. They will play a non-conference showcase game against Washburn at Municpal Auditorium in Kansas City November 21st. The Bearcats will also meet Lincoln Memorial University in a rematch of their national semi-final game from last year at a neutral site in Owensboro, Kentucky on December 19th.