Women's Hoops Announces 2017-18 Schedule
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. -- First-year head coach Nikki McCray-Penson and the Old Dominion women's basketball program announced the complete schedule for the upcoming 2017-18 season on Tuesday.
"To be able to compete at a high level and win championships, you have to put a schedule together that gives you an opportunity to do that every year," said McCray.
The 2017-18 slate is headlined by home contests against ACC powers Duke and NC State, as well as the season opener at home against Liberty as part of the Preseason WNIT. The Liberty contest will also serve as the first official game of the McCray Era.
In addition, the non-conference home portion of the schedule also features matchups against Richmond, Cincinnati, South Carolina State and Coppin State, which is set for Nov. 30 and will be the seventh annual Education Day game.
Rounding out the non-conference, the Monarchs hit the road for showdowns against local foes VCU, William & Mary and Hampton, and also make the journey to Sin City for the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic Dec. 21-22.
"We are excited about the quality of teams and tournaments on this year's schedule, starting with the Preseason WNIT, home games against Duke and NC State and the Vegas Tournament before Christmas break," said McCray. "We feel this schedule will help us compete at a high level, as well as prepare us for conference play."
Conference USA play, which has been trimmed down to 16 games from 18, begins on Jan. 4 with a home matchup against UAB. The remainder of the Monarchs' home C-USA schedule includes Charlotte, Marshall, UTSA, FIU, Florida Atlantic, UTEP and North Texas.
This year's C-USA Tournament will be held March 7-10 at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The Star is the practice facility of the Dallas Cowboys.
View the complete schedule below or click here for the schedule page link.
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