Saturday, August 13, 2011

2011-12 non-conference schedule tidbits

Complete 2011-12 schedule

Non-conference schedule

Complete 2011-12 schedule

CAA non-conference schedules

UNC Wilmington             Delaware                     Hofstra         Georgia State

Nov. 11 - at Quinnipiac (14-16, Northeast Conference)
   - A 4 p.m. start. First-ever meeting between Dukes and Bobcats.
Nov. 13 - at American (22-9, Patriot League)
   - Old-school CAA matchup. Eagles are 33-7 at home under coach Matt Corkery, who this season has been joined by former ODU assistant Belle Koclanes.
Nov. 17 - vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore (12-19, MEAC)
   - First-ever meeting between the two schools.
Nov. 20 - vs. Middle Tennessee State (23-8, Sun Belt)
   - The Blue Raiders rallied to defeat the Dukes 83-75 last season in Murfreesboro. Junior Tina Stewart had 10 points and 4 assists in the game; on March 3, Stewart was fatally stabbed in her off-campus apartment.
Dec. 18 - vs. Central Connecticut State (19-11, Northeast Conference)
   - The Blue Devils, who graduated four seniors from last season, feature first-team All-Name sisters Jaclyn and Jessica Babe.
Jan. 3 - vs. Duquesne (24-9, Atlantic 10)

Nov. 19 - at George Washington (8-21, Atlantic 10)
   -  - The last time these teams met,  in 2002, Tech spanked GW 68-52 in the second round of the WNIT.
Nov. 25 - vs. Minnesota (12-18, Big Ten), St. Mary's (19-13, West Coast) or Quinnipiac (14-16, Northeast) in Concord Hilton Thanksgiving Classic (St. Mary's)
Nov. 26 - vs. Minnesota, St. Mary's or Quinnipiac in Concord Hilton Thanksgiving Classic (St. Mary's)
   - A good field for the rebuilding Hokies. Plus, speaking as someone who used to live in those parts, Moraga, Calif. is beautiful this time of year.
Nov. 30 - at Iowa (22-9, Big Ten, 5th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge)
   - The Hawkeyes mauled the Hokies 72-43 last season in Cancun. Tech is 1-3 lifetime in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Dec. 6 - at Penn State (25-10, Big Ten)
   - The loaded Nittany Lions return a first-team All-Big Ten selection (Alex Bentley), a conference all-defense team pick (Nikki Greene) and the league's freshman of the year (Maggie Lucas).
Dec. 21 - at Florida Gulf Coast (28-4, Atlantic Sun)
   - The Eagles have completed a textbook four-year transition to Division I and are now eligible for all A-Sun and NCAA tournaments. Last year's outstanding record included a 73-65 victory over the Hokies during the Caribbean Challenge in Cancun.
Dec. 28 - vs. Cincinnati (9-20, Big East) in Virginia Tech Tournament
Dec. 29 - vs. High Point (16-15, Big South) or UMBC (20-12, America East) in Virginia Tech Tournament.

Nov. 5 - vs. Alaska Anchorage (exhibition)
   - Sure is a long way to travel for a practice game. Will be interested to hear the story behind this one.
Nov. 11 - vs. Appalachian State (25-7, Southern Conference)
   - Season opener will feature the college debut of Appalachian State's Maryah Sydnor, who scored 2,041 points in high school and led Radford High to the 2011 VHSL Group A Division II state title. Sydnor had signed with Longwood but was granted a release after the Lancers changed head coaches.
Nov. 14 - at Providence (13-16, Big East)
   - Providence head coach Phil Seymore was a men's basketball assistant at Richmond from 1997-2000.
Nov. 16 - vs. High Point (16-15, Big South)
   - New High Point head coach Jennifer Hoover spent four years as an assistant to Debbie Ryan at Virginia and three years under new Cavaliers coach Joanne Boyle at Cal. Hoover has also had assistant coaching stops at VCU and James Madison. In addition, High Point assistant DeUnna Hendrix was recruited by and played for Boyle at Richmond.
Nov. 20 - vs. Tennessee (34-3, SEC)
Nov. 25 - vs. Hawaii (11-19, WAC) in Waikiki Beach Mariott Resort Showdon (Hawaii)
Nov. 26 - vs. Texas (19-14, Big 12) in Waikiki Beach Mariott Resort Showdown (Hawaii)
Nov. 27 - vs. California in Waikiki Beach Mariott Resort Showdown (Hawaii)
   - Should be an emotional trip for Boyle. The Texas game pits her against former boss Gail Goestenkors; Boyle was an assistant to Coach G for nine highly successful seasons at Duke. Also, California, the program from which Boyle just departed, is also in this field.
Dec. 1 - vs. Indiana (9-20, Big Ten, 5th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge)
   - The Cavaliers are 2-0 against Indiana (last meeting in 2009) and 3-1 in Big Ten/ACC Challenge games.
Dec. 18 - vs. Radford (14-16, Big South)

Nov. 25 - vs. Oklahoma (23-12, Big 12) in Vanderbilt Tournament
   - Vanderbilt and Lipscomb square off in the other game. Interestingly, Oklahoma's schedule already lists Vanderbilt as its second-day opponent. We understand why they'd make that assumption, but it's a little cheeky to put it in print.
Nov. 26 - vs. Vanderbilt (20-12, SEC) or Lipscomb (9-21, Atlantic Sun) in Vanderbilt Tournament
Dec. 31 - at Radford (14-16, Big South)
March 2 - vs. Radford (14-16, Big South)

Nov. 13 - at Georgia Tech (24-11, ACC)
   - The Lady Monarchs opened the 2010-11 season with a 65-63 win over the Yellow Jackets at the Constant Center.

Nov. 17at Stanford (33-3, Pac-10)
   - The return game of a home-and-home set that started two years ago when the Cardinal defeated the Lady Monarchs in ODU's 2009-10 season opener. 
Nov. 24 - vs. Alabama (18-15, SEC) at Paradise Jam (Virgin Islands)
   - The Crimson Tide reached the WNIT round of 16 before falling to eventual champion Toledo.
Nov. 25 - vs. Louisiana Tech (24-8, WAC) at Paradise Jam (Virgin Islands)
   - Long-time women's basketball powers, the Lady Techsters are working their way back into the national conversation under former star Teresa Weatherspoon.
Nov. 26 - vs. Seton Hall (8-22, Big East) at Paradise Jam (Virgin Islands)
   - Anne Donovan, meet the Lady Monarchs. Lady Monarchs, Anne Donovan. What, you guys have already met? Oh...
Nov. 30 - at George Washington (8-21, Atlantic 10)
   - The Lady Monarchs embarrassed the Colonials 60-35 last season in Norfolk; GW was playing its fourth game in eight days.
Dec.. 7 - vs. Wofford (8-22, Southern Conference)
Dec. 21 - vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore (12-19, MEAC)
   - An early Christmas homecoming for UMES freshman Courtney Braxton from Virginia Beach (Princess Anne) and UMES sophomore Sha-Sha-Kiyla Finnery from Portsmouth (Wilson). Also, Lady Hawks head coach Fred Batchelor currently resides in Virginia Beach, according to his bio on the school's website.
Dec. 28 - vs. Tennessee (34-3, SEC)

Nov. 18 - vs. Navy (20-12, Patriot League)
Nov. 28 - at Norfolk State (9-19, MEAC)
Dec. 19 - at Long Island (19-11, Northeast Conference)
Dec. 21 - at Seton Hall (8-22, Big East)
   - Anne Donovan-led Seton Hall defeated the Tribe 73-67 last year in Williamsburg.
Dec. 28 - vs. George Washington (8-21, Atlantic 10)
   - The Colonials lead the series 6-1, but the teams haven't met since 1998.

Nov. 11 - vs. American (22-9, Patriot League)
   - The CAA knowledge of American assistant Belle Koclanes, formerly of ODU, could come in handy for the Eagles.
Nov. 21 - at Stony Brook (7-23)
   - The Patriots mauled the Seawolves 74-48 last season in Fairfax. Stony Brook's roster includes junior guard Sam Landers from West Springfield High and junior forward Gerda Gatling from Forest Park High.
Dec. 22 - vs. George Washington (8-21, Atlantic 10)
   - The Patriots will be out to avenge a 67-58 loss to the Colonials in last season's "Battle of the Orange Line."
Dec. 29 - at Ohio (9-22, MAC)
   - George Mason prevailed 54-44 when these teams met in Fairfax last season.
Jan. 2 - at Norfolk State (9-19, MEAC)

Nov. 11 - at Georgetown (24-11 Big East)
Dec. 3 - vs. Radford (14-16, Big South)
Dec. 11vs. Norfolk State (9-19, MEAC)
Dec. 18 - at Wright State (20-13, Horizon League) in Wright State Invitational
Dec. 19 - vs. Central Michigan (20-11, MAC) in Wright State Invitational
Dec. 20 - vs. Southeast Missouri (8-21, Ohio Valley) in Wright State Invitational
   - Wright State is coming off its first 20-win season as a Division I member and first D-I postseason appearance (WBI). Central Michigan reached the WNIT. Southeast Missouri will be led by new coach Ty Margenthaler, a former assistant at Wisconsin.
Dec. 22 - at Cincinnati (9-20, Big East)
Dec. 28 - at Notre Dame (31-8, Big East)
   - A homecoming for first-year Longwood assistant Lindsay Schrader, a first-team All-Big East selection for the Fighting Irish in 2009-10. Schrader will be coaching against several players she once played with, including Notre Dame's World University Games stars Skylar Diggins, Natalie Novosel and Devereaux Peters.
Dec. 31 - at Appalachian State (25-7, Southern Conference)
   - Appalachian State assistant coach/recruiting coordinator Andrea Gross played for William and Mary from 1998-2002 and was a team captain her senior year.
Jan. 4 - at San Diego State (12-17, Mountain West)
   - No matter what happens on the court, the Lancers will love the weather.
Jan. 21 - vs. Dartmouth (7-21, Ivy League)
   - Ex-WNBA great Yolanda Griffith has signed on to be one Dartmouth's assistant coaches.
Jan. 23 - at Murray State (9-21, Ohio Valley)
Jan. 25 - at Eastern Kentucky (6-21, Ohio Valley)
Feb. 20 - vs. Gardner-Webb (23-11, Big South)

Nov. 12 - at Pitt (14-17, Big East)
   - Panthers coach Agnus Berenato says she has the youngest team in Division I. We're not sure how she can say that yet, but it certainly has to be one of the youngest - the squad has no seniors or juniors.
Nov. 22 - at Florida (20-15, SEC)
   - The Lady Pirates scored one of the most significant victories in the program's Division I history by upending the Gators last season at Hampton. It was Hampton's first-ever win over an SEC team.
Nov. 26 - at IPFW (20-11, Summit League)
   - The Lady Pirates needed a Quanneisha Perry putback at the double-overtime buzzer to escape with a 78-77 decision when these teams met in Hampton last season.
Dec. 28 - vs. Central Michigan (20-11, MAC) in Tulane DoubleTree Classic
   - Classic contrast in styles. Central Michigan ranked 3rd in Division I in scoring; Hampton was 12th in D-I in scoring defense.
Dec. 29 - vs. Tulane (23-11, Conference USA) or College of Charleston (10-20, Southern) in Tulane DoubleTree Classic
   - Tulane has won its own tournament in 12 of the past 15 years including last season, when the Green Wave nipped Old Dominion 62-59 in the title game.

Nov. 11 - at Navy (20-12, Patriot League)

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