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Centre women's basketball schedule release
DANVILLE, Ky. – The Centre women's basketball staff released the program's 2017-18 regular season schedule this week.
The Colonels look to bounce back from a 7-19 campaign in 2016-17, in which they went 5-9 in the Southern Athletic Association.
Centre will open the season again hosting the Lee's Famous Recipe/Hampton Inn Classic Nov. 17-18 in Alumni Gym. The Colonels will face Anderson (Ind.) in the season opener, and meets perennial-power Maryville (Tenn.) the following afternoon.
The Colonels will see a variety of non-conference opponents throughout November and December, including home games against Spalding (Nov. 21) and Mount St. Joseph (Nov. 28), and a trip to Daytona Beach, Fla., to see Rockford and Lasell in the Daytona Shootout (Dec. 19-21).
"Our non-conference schedule has games slated with teams from six different conferences expanding our competition exposure throughout the eastern half of the United States," Head Coach Wendie Austin-Robinson noted. "But in all honesty, I think our kids are most excited about our tournament in Daytona Beach just prior to Christmas. It is something they've been looking forward to for the past couple of years."
Centre opens SAA action Dec. 2 at Sewanee, but will play the majority of the conference schedule after the New Year.
"Our conference schedule in the SAA continues to be extremely challenging," Austin-Robinson said. "Every roster in the conference is stacked with returning players who are familiar with the rigors of playing and traveling in the SAA. Couple that experience with the talented recruiting classes and I think we're all going to continue to be treated to witnessing some outstanding women's basketball this season."
The SAA Tournament will be held Feb. 23-25 at the highest-seeded school, and is followed by the NCAA Tournament.