NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team announced its non-conference schedule for the 2018-19 season on Wednesday.
The Lady Tigers will face 14 non-conference opponents this season with three home games, nine road contests and three match-ups at a neutral site.
TSU will play five teams that finished last season with 18 or more wins and two that were ranked in the Top 20 at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.
"With a pre-season schedule that consists of nationally ranked opponents, we were very intentional on being battle-tested prior to OVC play,” said head coach Jessica Kern. “We were able to find a balanced mixture of opponents between hometown rivals in Fisk University and crosstown competitor in Lipscomb University. With a challenging schedule ahead of us and All-OVC players Tia Wooten and Taylor Robert looking to lead the way with a championship spirit - we are optimistic as to what this season holds for this dedicated group of young women."
The Big Blue will open the regular season at Lipscomb on Nov. 9 before playing the next six-games away from the Gentry Center.
During the Thanksgiving holiday, TSU will participate in the Challenge in Music City Tournament at Municipal Auditorium, Nov.23-25. The Lady Tigers will face Arkansas, Wisconsin and Pittsburgh in the Nashville tournament.
TSU will play its first official home game of the season on Nov. 29 versus South Alabama before heading to Kentucky to match-up against Louisville.
The Lady Tigers will continue non-conference action through December and will host Fisk to close out the month.
11.09 | at Lipscomb
11.13 | at Alabama A&M
11.16 | at Troy
11.21 | at Vanderbilt
11.23 | vs Arkansas
11.24 | vs Wisconsin
11.25 | vs Pittsburgh
11.29 | South Alabama
12.02 | at Louisville
12.12 | Cumberland
12.15 | at Marshall
12.17 | DePaul
12.23 | Ball State
12.29 | Fisk
NON-CONFERENCE OPPONENTS | CONFERENCE | 17-18 RECORD
11.09 | at Lipscomb | A-Sun | 12-9
11.13 | at Alabama A&M | SWAC | 11-18
11.16 | at Troy | Sunbelt | 18-13
11.21 | at Vanderbilt | SEC | 7-24
11.23 | vs Arkansas | SEC | 13-18
11.24 | vs Wisconsin | Big Ten | 9-21
11.25 | vs Pittsburgh | ACC | 10-20
11.29 | South Alabama | Sunbelt | 21-13
12.02 | at Louisville | ACC | 36-3
12.12 | Cumberland | Mid-South | 16-6
12.15 | at Marshall | C-USA | 9-20
12.17 | DePaul | Big East | 27-8
12.23 | Ball State | Mid-American | 25-7
12.29 | Fisk | GCAC