2013-14 women's basketball nonconference schedule announced

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BYU women’s basketball coach Jeff Judkins announced the nonconference portion of 2013-14 schedule today. Three teams that played in last year’s NCAA tournament, three Pac-12 schools and three teams from the Mountain West Conference highlight this year’s schedule.

In addition, the Cougars will battle opponents from the ACC, the Big East and the Big Sky Conference.

“We are playing a tough nonconference schedule again this year with teams that come from very strong and talented conferences,” coach Jeff Judkins said. “Our schedule is well balanced with teams that will hopefully help us prepare for another tough battle in our league.”

The Cougar women are set to play six nonconference games at home including the season opener with first time opponent and 2013 NCAA tournament participant South Dakota State on Nov. 8. Another first occurs the following week when ACC powerhouse Boston College makes its first visit to the Marriott Center on Nov. 16.

Consecutive games against Pac-12 foes Washington State and Arizona round out the home slate for the month of November. The game versus the Cougars from Pullman is on Nov. 26 and the contest against the Wildcats is set for Nov. 30.

December opens with a three-game road swing at MWC foe Nevada on Dec. 3, followed by a game in Omaha against Big East foe and NCAA tournament participant Creighton on Dec. 7. An in-state trip to Ogden to battle Weber State on Dec. 10 rounds out the away games in the nonconference portion of the 2013-14 campaign.

Two home in-state matchups are scheduled prior to the start of league play for BYU. The University of Utah makes an appearance in the Marriott Center on Dec. 14 with the battle against the Aggies of Utah State coming a week later on Dec. 21. Both games tip off at 2 p.m.

In preparation for the 2013-14 campaign, the Cougar women will host two exhibition games against Colorado Mesa University on Nov. 1 and Westminster College on Nov. 2. 

2013-14 Women's Basketball Nonconference Schedule
Date Opponent Time*
Oct. 22 Blue/White 7 p.m.
Nov. 1 Colorado Mesa University (Exh.) 7 p.m.
Nov. 2 Westminster College (Exh.) 4 p.m.
Nov. 8 South Dakota State 4 p.m.
Nov. 12 at UNLV TBA
Nov. 16 Boston College 4 p.m.
Nov. 23 at CS Northridge 4 p.m.
Nov. 26 Washington State 7 p.m.
Nov. 30 Arizona 3 p.m.
Dec. 3 at Nevada 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 7 at Creighton 2 p.m.
Dec. 10 at Weber State 7 p.m.
Dec. 14 Utah 2 p.m.
Dec. 21 Utah State 2 p.m.

* All times are local to site