Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Niners women's hoops schedule

The Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team will again face another challenging schedule which features eleven postseason teams from last season. The 49ers return nine letterwinners off their 2007 team which reached postseason play for a school-record fifth straight season.

“We have a very challenging schedule,” Charlotte coach Karen Aston, who is entering her first season at the helm of the 49ers women’s basketball program. “Right out of the gate we open on the road with three games in three days against possibly two ranked opponents. The teams we play in the non-conference portion of our schedule will definitely prepare us for the Atlantic 10 schedule. We have to play Dayton, an improved Duquesne team, George Washington, Temple and Xavier on the road in Atlantic 10 play this season. We have an attractive schedule that hopefully will aide us in a potential postseason bid. Every team in our league is trying to gain respect and the way you do that is play teams that are ranked and in conferences with high RPIs. You hope you can beat some of them and establish respect.”

Last season, the 49ers went 19-13 en route to a school-record fifth straight postseason appearance and a berth in the second round of the WNIT.

The 49ers schedule not only features 11 postseason teams from a year ago but it also features 11 teams that were ranked in the Top 80 of the Final RPI.

This season, Charlotte will play 15 games in Halton Arena, where the 49ers are an impressive 68-12 over the past six seasons.

The 49ers’ home non-conference schedule features ACC foes Clemson and Virginia Tech, Big Ten foe Minnesota, 2007 WNIT participant Davidson and regional foe Winthrop. The 49ers also host a holiday tournament which features 2007 NCAA Tournament participant UT-Arlington along with regional foes Charleston Southern and Elon.

The non-conference road schedule begins with the WBCA Classic at Penn State over the first weekend of the season. The 49ers take on 2007 NCAA Tournament participant Pittsburgh as well as Arizona and Penn State at the WBCA Classic. The 49ers battle ACC foe Wake Forest and Old Dominion, who has played in 24 of the 26 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournaments, and former Conference USA foe and 2007 WNIT participant UAB on the road.

In January, the 49ers begin the Atlantic 10 season which is a grueling 14-game schedule. Last season, the 49ers went 9-5 in a league that sent five teams to postseason play. The 49ers begin A-10 play on the road at Duquesne, January 12. The 49ers host 2007 WNIT participant Saint Joseph’s, February 14. Charlotte travels to 2007 NCAA Tournament participants George Washington, January 26, Temple, February 6 and Xavier, February 17. Charlotte concludes the regular season at home against Richmond on the first weekend in March.

The season culminates with the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament which will be played at Saint Joseph’s Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse, March 7-10.

2007-08 Charlotte 49ers
Women’s Basketball Schedule

NOVEMBER
9-11 at WBCA Classic
9 vs. Pittsburgh
10 at Penn State
11 vs. Arizona
15 at Wake Forest
18 at Old Dominion
21 HAMPTON
24 DAVIDSON
28 at UNC Greensboro

DECEMBER
2 MINNESOTA
5 at UAB
16 VIRGINIA TECH
20-21 CHARLOTTE SPRINGHILL SUITES HOLIDAY CLASSIC
20 UT-Arlington vs. Elon
20 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
21 Elon-Charleston Southern
21 UT-ARLINGTON
30 at Arkansas State

JANUARY
2 CLEMSON
5 WINTHROP
12 at Duquesne*
15 MASSACHUSETTS*
19 SAINT LOUIS*
22 at Dayton*
26 at George Washington*
30 LA SALLE*

FEBRUARY
2 at Saint Louis*
6 at Temple*
9 St. BONAVENTURE*
12 SAINT JOSEPH’S*
17 at Xavier* (CSTV)
24 RHODE ISLAND*
27 at FORDHAM*

MARCH
1 RICHMOND*
7-10 at Atlantic 10 Championships in Philadelphia
*- Atlantic 10 Conference games; Home games in CAPS and bold

2 comments:

Joshua said...

looks like a great schedule good luck women's basketball!!!

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