LAKE CHARLES (AP) — McNeese State’s Southland Conference champion Cowboy basketball team will play a 2011-12 schedule that will include a home game for the ESPN Bracket Buster.

The Cowboys will play 13 games at home, 11 of those at Burton Coliseum and two at the Lake Charles Civic Center. The Bracket Buster game will be Feb. 18 in Burton Coliseum against a team to be named later.

Besides Southern Miss, other non-conference games at home will be against Louisiana College, Dillard University, Bacone College, the bracket buster game and the annual outings against Southland Conference opponents.

On the road the Cowboys will also play at Georgia State, Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana Tech.

McNeese opens the season Nov. 11 at Auburn.