WBB: Gerlich excited about 2014-15 schedule
July 31, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas – Women's basketball coach Krista Gerlich announced UT Arlington's 2014-15 schedule as she enters her second season.
"I'm excited about our upcoming schedule," Gerlich said. "We have some good competition and home games to prepare us for the battle of the Sun Belt Conference. We are hoping to improve and compete in every ball game while filling the seats in the CPC."
The Mavericks open the season with two nonconference home games at College Park Center. The Mavericks face off against Missouri Valley College on Nov. 14 followed by Houston Baptist on Nov. 16 and UTSA on Dec. 2.
UTA also hosts Northern Arizona (Nov. 26) and McMurry University (Dec. 17). The women are at Wichita State for their first road game Nov. 22. Other nonconference road games include Kansas State (Dec. 4), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Dec. 13) and North Texas (Dec. 21).
"We're looking forward to our road games to challenge us and prepare us for adverse environments," Gerlich said. "Wichita State and Kansas State will be especially tough on the road, but that's the level we want to get to, so we need to start competing with them now. It should be a fun year."
UT Arlington begins its second season in the Sun Belt with a two-game homestand against new member Georgia Southern (Dec. 30) and South Alabama (Jan. 3). The first away game is Jan. 5 at Troy.
Georgia Southern (March 5 road game) and Appalachian State are new to the conference this season. The Mavericks play host to App State on Feb. 19 and travel to Boone, N.C. for the last league game on March 7.
UT Arlington plays six of its final nine Sun Belt games on the road. Four of the first five league contests are at College Park Center. The Mavericks face in-state rival Texas State at CPC on Jan. 19 and in San Marcos on Feb. 12.
All Sun Belt games are doubleheaders with the women's team playing first.
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