Georgia Southern Announces Women's Basketball Schedule
STATESBORO, Ga. – Two holiday tournaments and seven games against teams that finished the 2011-12 season with RPIs in the top-100 highlight the Georgia Southern women's basketball schedule, announced by coach Chris Vozab today.
A total of seven squads on the schedule played in the NCAA Tournament or WNIT a season ago. Defending Southern Conference champion Samford played in the "Big Dance," while Florida Atlantic, Stetson and James Madison were in the WNIT along with SoCon members Chattanooga, Appalachian State and Davidson.
James Madison (29) and league opponents Chattanooga (62), Appalachian State (63) and Davidson (88) all finished with NCAA RPIs in the top-100, giving the Eagles seven contests against top-100 teams.
"Our scheduling philosophy is to test ourselves throughout the course of the season to find out what we do well along with what we need to work on, and the best way to do that is to challenge ourselves in game environments," said Vozab. "We'll work to improve each and every day so that we will be playing our best basketball in February and March."
Georgia Southern opens the campaign at home Nov. 9, against Florida Atlantic at 8:30 p.m. in Hanner Fieldhouse. The Eagles then play nine of their next 10 on the road, a stretch that includes tournaments at Georgia State and Stetson. Georgia Southern will open SoCon play during that run with road games at Davidson and Appalachian State, the two teams that tied for the conference regular-season title in 2012.
After games at Colonial Athletic Association opponents George Mason and James Madison in late December, the Eagles return to conference play in January for the remainder of the slate. The month of February sees Georgia Southern play five of their eight league games at home, and the Eagles cap the regular season with home games against UNCG and Elon in the first weekend of March.
"The Southern Conference had the 14th best RPI as a league in the country last season, so there are obviously a lot of good programs in our league," said Vozab. "Each game is going to be a battle, and that competition will help elevate our program."
The SoCon Tournament returns to Asheville, N.C., at the U.S. Cellular Center and Kimmel Arena March 8-11.
Georgia Southern women's basketball season tickets are $50 general admission and $35 for faculty and staff.
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- Category: Women's Basketball
- Published on Thursday, 06 September 2012 14:56