|BGSU women's basketball schedule set for 2013-14 (9-3-13)|
|Written by Sentinel Sports Staff|
|Tuesday, 03 September 2013 12:21|
The schedule for the Bowling Green State University women’s basketball team features two in-season tournaments and 18 Mid-American Conference games.
“We have created a non-conference schedule that will challenge us each time out,” BG head coach Jennifer Roos said. “With several opponents from the Big Ten, we could be an honorary member of that conference this season. In addition, almost half of our opponents reached incredible benchmarks last season, participating in a national postseason tournament and/or winning over 20 games.”
The Falcons play Michigan, Purdue and Ohio State, from the Big Ten.
The Michigan game is part of the Iona Tournament in New Rochelle, N.Y. Arizona joins Bowling Green, Michigan and the host Gaels in that tournament on Nov. 8-9.
The game with Ohio State is part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge, with Ohio State serving as one of two hosts for the first phase of the eight-team event. The Falcons will face Marist (Nov. 22), Old Dominion (Nov. 23) and the host Buckeyes (Nov. 24).
The Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge concludes with a quadruple-header in Springfield, Mass., the following Sunday (Dec. 1), with the Falcons facing Monmouth in the first game of the day at the MassMutual Center.
“Participating in both the Iona Tournament and the Hall of Fame Challenge will best prepare us for the MAC tournament format because we will be playing games on consecutive days with short preparation in between games,” said Roos.
In addition, the Falcons face Purdue and Butler on the road and host Niagara, Milwaukee and St. Francis in nonleague games.
“Playing a difficult non-conference schedule has many benefits,” said Roos. “It prepares the team and staff both mentally and physically for our conference schedule, and it attracts top student-athletes to our program during the recruiting process. Additionally, we hope it will generate a tremendous amount of excitement for our loyal fan base.”
After more than a decade, the MAC has returned to an 18-game regular-season schedule. MAC women’s basketball teams have played a 16-game league regular-season slate since the 1998-99 season after playing an 18-game schedule from 1992-93 through 1997-98.
The Falcons play two games against each of the other MAC East foes. However, the Falcons also will play two West opponents two times each. In 2013-14, BG faces both Eastern Michigan and defending MAC tournament champion Central Michigan twice.
The MAC tournament begins at campus sites on March 10 with the final four days of the event at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland,
The 14-game home schedule (13 regular-season games plus the exhibition against Tiffin on Nov. 2), includes seven Sunday contests, along with two games on Saturday, Wednesday, and Thursday and one Friday game.
The schedule includes four doubleheaders with the Falcons’ men’s basketball team, including the Nov. 2 exhibition. The other doubleheader days are Nov. 15, Jan. 12 and Feb. 9.
November, 2, TIFFIN (exhibition) DH; 8, vs. Michigan at Iona Tournament; 9, vs. Arizona or Iona at Iona Tournament; 15, NIAGARA, DH; 18, at Butler; 22; vs. Marist at Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge, Columbus; 23, vs. Old Dominion Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge, Columbus; 24, vs. Ohio State at Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge, Columbus;
December, 1, vs. Monmouth, Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge, Springfield, Mass.; 8, MILWAUKEE; 15, MASSACHUSETTS; 22, at Purdue; 29, ST. FRANCIS, Pa.;
January, 4, BUFFALO#; 9, at Kent State#; 12, AKRON#, DH; 15, at Ball State#; 18, at Central Michigan#; 23, EASTERN MICHIGAN#; 26, NORTHERN ILLINOIS#; 30, at Ohio#;
February, 2, at Toledo#; 5, WESTERN MICHIGAN#; 9, MIAMI#, DH; 15, at Eastern Michigan#; 19, CENTRAL MICHIGAN#; 22, at Buffalo#; 27, KENT STATE#;
March, 2, OHIO#; 5, at Miami#; 8, at Akron#; 10-15, MAC tournament.
# — Mid-American Conference games;
DH — doubleheader with men’s basketball team
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 09:56|
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