Thompson begins his 11th season at the helm of the program and returns seven letterwinners and three starters from last years 22-9 club, including seniors Charles Stewart and Jerret Towns.
Cumberland opens the season November 2-3 in the Jimmy Faulkner Classic at Faulkner University, taking on the homestanding Eagles as well as Auburn Montgomery.
CU takes on Oakwood University in the home opener on November 8 and also plays at home on Nov. 26 against former TranSouth Conference foe Freed-Hardeman along with Faulkner on December 17.
The Bulldogs face Bluefield College in the Mid-South Conference home opener on Nov. 29 and will also host St. Catharine College, Georgetown College, University of Pikeville, UVA-Wise, Campbellsville University, Lindsey Wilson, Shawnee State, University of Rio Grande and the University of the Cumberlands, all in January and February. CU will play Bethel University in a home-and-home after the New Year as well.
The full 2012-13 men's basketball schedule may be found at http://www.gocumberlandathletics.com/mbasketball/schedule/.