Women's basketball finalizes 2012-13 season schedule
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Women's basketball finalizes 2012-13 season schedule


The 2012-13 Tennessee State University women's basketball schedule has been completed.

The Lady Tigers will play a tough 28-game schedule that features opponents from conferences across the country including, the Sun Belt, Big 12, Big Sky, Western Athletic Conference, Southern Conference, Conference USA, Horizon League and Big East.

Beginning this season, the Ohio Valley conference will be split into East and West Divisions. Tennessee State, Eastern Kentucky, Jacksonville State, Morehead State, and newest member Belmont will make up the East Division. Austin Peay, Eastern Illinois, Murray State, Southeast Missouri, SIU Edwardsville and UT Martin will comprise the West Division.

The OVC schedule will be 16 games with two games (home and away) against each team in the Division along with one contest against each team in the opposing division.

Two of the season's highlights feature a home game against Kansas State and a road contest at Louisville.

On November 1, Tennessee State will host North Alabama in an exhibition game before officially kicking off the season against Cumberland at home on Nov.9.

The first road game of the season will see the Lady Tigers match up against South Alabama on Nov.12. Later in the month, TSU will welcome Kansas State into the Gentry Center for a game on Nov. 20.

After Thanksgiving, the Lady Tigers will participate in the UAB Tournament (Nov. 23-24) in Birmingham, Ala. before hosting nearby Fisk University on Nov. 26.

To close out November, TSU will travel to Montana to participate in the Montana Tournament (Nov. 30- Dec. 1). While in the area, the Lady Tigers will also take on Montana State (Dec. 3).

TSU returns home to face Cleveland State on Dec. 16 before making the short trip over to Lipscomb two days later.   

The Ohio Valley Conference season will officially begin on Dec. 29 with a match-up at home against Eastern Illinois. In the final non-conference action of the season, TSU will head to Kentucky to face Louisville on Dec. 31.

Following a couple of road games at Jacksonville State (1/5) and Tennessee Tech (1/7), TSU will host Southeast Missouri on Jan. 14.

The rest of the month includes road contests at Belmont (1/19), Morehead State (1/26) and Eastern Kentucky (1/28) with a home game versus Jacksonville State (1/23).

On Feb. 4, TSU will host Tennessee Tech before a couple of road match-ups with Austin Peay (2/9) and Murray State (2/11).

Four of the last five regular season games will be in the Gentry Center as the Lady Tigers host Belmont (2/16) and UT Martin (2/28) before facing SIU Edwardsville on the road (2/2).

Home games versus Morehead State (2/28) and Eastern Kentucky (3/2) will wrap up the regular season while the OVC Tournament will begin March 6 and continue through March 9 at the Municipal Auditorium in downtown Nashville.