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WSU Women's Hoops Releases Nonconference Schedule

© WSU Women's Basketball announces nonconference schedule. © WSU Women's Basketball announces nonconference schedule.

Washington State University Athletics

PULLMAN, Wash. – Returning to the court after two-consecutive postseason berths, the Washington State women’s basketball team will host four nonconference games in Beasley Coliseum, in addition to an exhibition game, WSU Head Coach June Daugherty announced Friday. The Cougars will face seven opponents away from Pullman during their nonconference slate.

“We are excited about our non-conference schedule this season,” Daugherty said. “We have some great competition coming to Pullman and are looking forward to getting some good experience on the road, as well. We’re ready to start another great season of Cougar basketball!”

In addition to the nonconference schedule that has been set, the Pac-12 Conference announced the weeks and locations of conference matchups for the 2015-16 season. The conference will announce the completed conference schedule in conjunction with the Pac-12 Networks following television selections by the networks. The completed schedule with dates, opponents and times is expected to be released in late August or early September.

The Cougars will open their 2015-16 season with an exhibition game against Lewis-Clark State, Sunday, Nov. 8 at Beasley Coliseum. WSU will begin its regular season Friday, Nov. 13 against UCSB in Pullman. The game is part of a men’s/women’s doubleheader as the Cougar men will face Northern Arizona the same day.

The Cougars will face Hampton in their second game of the season, Monday, Nov. 16 at home. The Cougars traveled to Hampton, Va., last season, defeating the Lady Pirates, 74-60, behind senior Tia Presley’s 36 points. Hampton earned a berth alongside WSU in the WNIT last season, falling to West Virginia in the second round.

Washington State will take its first road trip of the season, traveling to Honolulu, Hawaii to compete in the Bank of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic, Nov. 20-22. The Cougars will face Nevada and host Hawaii over the three-day span. The team last competed in the tournament in 2013, defeating Ole Miss, while falling to Hawaii and West Virginia.

Returning to Pullman for the week of Thanksgiving, WSU will welcome the San Jose State Spartans to Beasley Coliseum, Friday, Nov. 27, for the first time since 2007, when the Cougars sent SJSU home with a 78-72 overtime loss.

The Cougars will face five of their final six opponents away from Pullman. WSU will kick off a three-game road swing against Oklahoma State, Monday, Nov. 30 in Stillwater, Okla. The team will travel to Boise, Idaho to face Boise State, Thursday, Dec. 3, before concluding its road trip at San Diego, Sunday, Dec. 6.

In their final home nonconference matchup, the Cougars host regional rival Gonzaga. The two teams have traded wins the past four years, with WSU most recently knocking off Gonzaga in Spokane, Wash., 59-58, Dec. 9, 2014. The Cougars finished the game on a 12-4 run to grab the win from the Bulldogs and snap their 27-home-game winning streak.

For the final two games of the Cougars’ nonconference schedule, WSU will be on the road, facing Saint Mary’s in Moraga, Calif., Dec. 12, and the Kansas Jayhawks, Sunday, Dec. 20, in Lawrence, Kan.

The Cougars will open Pac-12 play at home this season, welcoming the Washington Huskies to Beasley Coliseum, the week of Dec. 25-30. WSU will open its Pac-12 road season in the Rocky Mountains, facing Utah and Colorado the week of Dec. 31-Jan. 4.

Washington State will return home for the next two weeks, hosting Arizona and Arizona State the week of Jan. 7-11, and USC and UCLA the week of Jan. 14-18. WSU will travel west to face Washington in Seattle, Wash., the week of Jan. 21-25. After facing the Huskies, the Cougars will head to northern California as Stanford and California will host the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 1.

In the month of February, the Cougars will welcome four conference opponents to Pullman and travel for four away matchups. In the week of Feb. 4-8, WSU welcomes Oregon and Oregon State, before beginning a four-game road trip. The Cougars will travel to UCLA and USC, Feb. 11-15, and then go to Arizona to face Arizona and Arizona State, Feb. 18-22.

WSU will wrap up the regular season with a pair of home games against Colorado and Utah the week of Feb. 25-March 1.

The Pac-12 Tournament will take place March 3-6 at KeyArena in Seattle, Wash.

New season tickets go on sale, Monday, Aug. 17, with single-game tickets slotted for Oct. 5 for season ticket holders and CAF members and Oct. 19 for the general public.

Please contact the athletic ticket office at athletictickets@wsu.edu with any questions regarding tickets.

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