UNCW Women's Hoops Slate Finalized
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - The UNCW women's basketball team announced its 2012-13 regular season schedule on Wednesday, a challenging 29-game slate that includes 13 home game and 16 road contests.
First-year Head Coach Adell Harris and her squad will face a difficult schedule after 12 of their opponents advanced to postseason play last season and eight of them - Delaware, James Madison, Liberty, Northern Kentucky, Richmond, Tulane, Wake Forest and West Virginia - recorded 20 or more victories.
The Seahawks will play 11 non-league games and 18 Colonial Athletic Association contests, with home-and-home matchups against eight of the 10 league foes. UNCW will only face defending regular season and tournament champion Delaware (road) and Georgia State (home) once during the regular campaign.
UNCW begins preparations for the regular season with an exhibition contest against UNC Pembroke on Nov. 3 before opening the campaign Nov. 9 at 2012 NCAA Tournament participant West Virginia.
The Seahawks make their first league road trip just two days later as they pay a visit to William & Mary Jan. 8. Back-to-back home contests against Drexel (Jan. 13) and Old Dominion (Jan. 17) follow the Seahawks' visit to Williamsburg before the Seahawks return to the road for contests at Delaware (Jan. 24) and Towson (Jan. 27).
A visit from William & Mary (Jan. 31) brings January to a close and starts a hectic 11-day stretch that will see the Seahawks in action five times in that span that features games at Old Dominion (Feb. 3), at home versus Hofstra (Feb. 5) and back on the road at James Madison (Feb. 7) and Northeastern (Feb. 10).
February continues with a Valentine's Day visit from George Mason (Feb. 14) and home matchup with Georgia State (Feb. 17). The Seahawks then make their first visit to Philadelphia since the 2009-10 season for a meeting with Drexel (Feb. 21) before closing out the month with a home date against Northeastern (Feb. 24) and a road contest at George Mason (Feb. 28).
UNCW embarks on its final road trip of the season when it visits Hofstra for a Sunday matinee on March 2. The regular season draws to a close March 6 with a home matchup against Towson.
The 2013 CAA Women's Basketball Championship will once again take place at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md., on March 14-17.
All dates and times in the schedule are subject to change.
2012-13 UNCW Women's Basketball
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