Tech women's basketball releases 2017-18 schedule

Tech women's basketball releases 2017-18 schedule

By Layne Weitzel, TTU Sports Information

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – About two months out from the season, Tennessee Tech women's basketball has announced its 2017-18 schedule, featuring 15 home games, a challenging nonconference slate and, as always, 18 Ohio Valley Conference match-ups.

"Our schedule will test and challenge us early, but it will also prepare our team for what awaits us in OVC play," said head coach Kim Rosamond. "I am excited about the high-caliber competition we will face on the road, as well as the quality of teams we will bring to the Hoop. We look forward to sharing in this season's journey with our loyal Golden Eagle fanbase and putting a product on the floor they will be proud to watch."

Tech begins with an exhibition game against Tusculum College on Nov. 5 and officially kicks off nonconference play vs. Tennessee Wesleyan on Nov. 10. Ohio Valley Conference action starts on Dec. 28 against Morehead State and closes on Feb. 24, 2018 vs. Jacksonville State.

The OVC Tournament, which has moved from Nashville to Evansville, Indiana, lasts from Feb. 28 to March 3, 2018.

Following is the full 2017-18 women's basketball schedule:

DATE OPPONENT
Nov. 5 Tusculum College (exhibition)
Nov. 10 Tennessee Wesleyan
Nov. 14 at Middle Tennessee
Nov. 17 at East Tennessee State
Nov. 20 Radford
Nov. 27 at Georgia
Dec. 1 at Wright State
Dec. 3 at Kentucky
Dec. 7 Cumberland
Dec. 10 IUPUI
Dec. 19 Winthrop
Dec. 21 Lipscomb
Dec. 28 Morehead State*
Dec. 30 Eastern Kentucky*
Jan. 4, 2018 at Belmont*
Jan. 6 at Tennessee State*
Jan. 11 Austin Peay*
Jan. 13 Murray State*
Jan. 18 at Eastern Kentucky*
Jan. 20 at Morehead State*
Jan. 25 Southeast Missouri*
Jan. 27 UT Martin*
Feb. 1 at SIUE*
Feb. 3 at Eastern Illinois*
Feb. 8 at Jacksonville State*
Feb. 10 Belmont*
Feb. 15 at Austin Peay*
Feb. 17 at Murray State*
Feb. 22 Tennessee State*
Feb. 24 Jacksonville State*
Feb. 28-March 3 OVC Tournament (Evansville, Ind.)
Bold denotes home contest
* denotes OVC regular-season contest

 

Along with its OVC slate, Tech has put together a competitive 11-game nonconference schedule, featuring nine teams with winning records during the 2016-17 season.

Here's a closer look at Tech's nonconference schedule:

Tennessee Wesleyan (Nov. 10)

  • 2016-17 meeting: Tech won 54-41
  • 2016-17 overall/Appalachian Athletic Conference record: 18-14/13-9 (finished 5th in final AAC regular-season standings and lost in the AAC Championships finals to Bryan College 72-47)
  • Postseason: --

at Middle Tennessee (Nov. 14)

  • 2016-17 meeting: Middle Tennessee won 73-62
  • 2016-17 overall/Conference USA record: 23-11/15-3 (finished 2nd in final C-USA regular-season standings)
  • Postseason: lost in the WNIT third round to Georgia Tech 70-57

at East Tennessee State (Nov. 17)

  • 2016-17 meeting: East Tennessee State won 82-76
  • 2016-17 overall/Southern Conference record: 16-14/8-6 (finished 3rd in final SoCon regular-season standings and lost in the tournament quarterfinals to Samford 67-64)
  • Postseason: --

Radford (Nov. 20)

  • 2016-17 meeting: --
  • 2016-17 overall/Big South record: 24-9/14-4 (finished 1st in the final Big South regular-season standings and lost in the tournament championship to UNC Asheville 49-48)
  • Postseason: lost in the WNIT first round to James Madison 80-59

at Georgia (Nov. 27)

  • 2016-17 meeting: --
  • 2016-17 overall/SEC record: 16-15/7-9 (finished 9th in the final SEC regular-season standings and lost in the tournament quarterfinals to South Carolina 72-48)
  • Postseason: --

at Wright State (Dec. 1)

  • 2016-17 meeting: Wright State won 65-54
  • 2016-17 overall/Horizon League record: 24-9/15-3 (tied for 1st in the final Horizon League regular-season standings and lost in the Horizon League Tournament semifinals to Detroit Mercy 71-52)
  • Postseason: lost in the WNIT second round to Michigan 71-66

at Kentucky (Dec. 3)

  • 2016-17 meeting: --
  • 2016-17 overall/SEC record: 22-11/11-5 (finished 3rd in the final SEC regular-season standings and lost in the SEC Tournament semifinals to South Carolina 89-77)
  • Postseason: lost in the NCAA Tournament second round to Ohio State 82-68 and was ranked 25th in the final USA TODAY Coaches poll

Cumberland (Dec. 7)

  • 2016-17 meeting: --
  • 2016-17 overall/Mid-South Conference record: 15-12/4-10 (tied for 5th in the final Mid-South regular-season standings and lost in the MSC Championships first round to Lindsey Wilson 72-53)
  • Postseason: --

IUPUI (Dec. 10)

  • 2016-17 meeting: IUPUI won 77-63
  • 2016-17 overall/Summit League record: 24-9/12-4 (finished 2nd in the final Summit League regular-season standings and lost in the Summit League Championship to Western Illinois 77-69)
  • Postseason: lost in the WNIT first round to Saint Louis 62-57

Winthrop (Dec. 19)

  • 2016-17 meeting: Tech won 73-50
  • 2016-17 overall/conference record: 2-29/1-17 (finished 9th in the final Big South regular-season standings and lost in the Big South Championship first round to Gardner-Webb 82-43)
  • Postseason: --

Lipscomb (Dec. 21)

  • 2016-17 meeting: --
  • 2016-17 overall/Atlantic Sun Conference record: 6-24/3-11 (finished 6th in the final ASUN regular-season standings and lost in the ASU Championship quarterfinals to Jacksonville 91-64)
  • Postseason: --

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