ARLINGTON, Texas- The 2012-13 women’s basketball schedule was announced today for the Mavericks featuring games against Michigan State and Fresno State, both of which appeared in the NCAA tournament last season.
UT Arlington begins its season on Nov. 9 at George Washington at 8:30 p.m. and then travels to take on the Spartans of Michigan State on Nov. 11. The Mavs home schedule begins at College Park Center against Oral Roberts of the Southland Conference on Nov. 16.
“It’s always a challenge to go play people like Michigan State, George Washingon, and Memphis,” UTA women’s basketball coach Samantha Morrow said. “It’s definitely a challenge that we look forward to. Our kids get pretty excited to play big names like that.”
The Mavericks complete its November home schedule on Nov. 21 against Memphis before hitting the road to play Houston Baptist, Nebraska-Omaha and Fresno State.
After returning home to face UT Pan American on Tuesday Dec. 4, UTA will host Oklahoma State from the Big 12 on Saturday Dec. 22 at 2:00 p.m. UTA begins its Western Athletic Schedule at New Mexico State on Dec. 29 and has its first home conference game vs. UT San Antonio on Thursday Jan. 10 at 7:00 p.m.
“It will definitely take a little bit of time to get used to,” Morrow said of the travel schedule in the WAC. “I do think that the conference is strong but we have a much better team than we did last year.”
College Park Center will host eight home conference games for the Mavericks this season. The Mavericks host UTSA, Texas State, Utah State and San Jose State in January followed by Louisiana Tech, Idaho, Seattle and New Orleans in February.
The Mavs home slate in the final month of the season sees UTA at Utah State before returning home for the final two games of its schedule against Denver on Thursday March 7 and concludes against New Mexico State on Saturday March 9.
The WAC tournament runs from March 12-16 and is held in Las Vegas, Nev.
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