Women's Basketball Releases 2017-18 Schedule
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Women's Basketball Releases 2017-18 Schedule

NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State University head women’s basketball coach Jessica Kern announced the 2017-18 Lady Tiger schedule.

Tennessee State’s 27-game slate includes nine non-conference match ups against opponents from seven conferences: ACC, American, Sunbelt, Atlantic Sun, Conference USA, SWAC and Mid-American.

Additionally, the OVC moved to an 18-game league schedule this season.

“We look forward to competing early and consistently on our home floor,” commented Kern. “With a great mix of new and returning talent, we strive to bring a sense toughness to the Gentry Center and give our fans a multitude of reasons to come and support such a special group of young ladies.”

TSU will get its final tune up with an exhibition versus Kentucky State on Nov. 3 before officially starting the season at Memphis on Nov. 10. The Lady Tigers will then return to Nashville for the home opener versus Alabama A&M (Nov.18). That contest will kick-off a three-game home stand in which TSU will welcome Ball State (Nov. 22) and Troy (Nov. 27) to the Gentry Center just before the Thanksgiving holiday.

In December, TSU will face Fisk (12/9), Louisville (12/12), Lipscomb (12/15) and Marshall (12/21) before beginning Ohio Valley Conference play on Dec. 28 at UT Martin.

League play will continue through January and February with the OVC Tournament taking place Feb. 28 – March 3 in Evansville, Ind.

BY THE NUMBERS
27 Regular Season Games
1 Exhibition Game
9 Non-Conference Games
18 OVC Games
15 Home Games
12 Road Games

NON-CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
American (1) - Memphis
Atlantic Coast (1) – Louisville
Atlantic Sun (1) – Lipscomb
Conference USA (1) – Marshall
Mid-American (1) – Ball State
Sunbelt (2) – Arkansas State, Troy
SWAC (1) – Alabama A&M
Non-Division I (1) – Fisk

KEY DATES
Final Tune Up: Nov. 3 vs Kentucky State (Exhibition)
Season Opener: Nov. 10 at Memphis
Home Opener: Nov. 18 vs Alabama A&M
OVC Opener: Dec. 28 at UT Martin
OVC Tournament: Feb. 28 – March 3 (Evansville, Ind.)

2017-18 SCHEDULE
11/03 -  KENTUCKY STATE (EXH)           
11/10 - at Memphis        
11/18 - ALABAMA A&M
11/22 - BALL STATE   
11/27 - TROY      
11/30 - at Arkansas State       
12/9   - FISK       
12/12 - at Louisville, Ky.
12/15 - LIPSCOMB       
12/21 - MARSHALL      
12/28 - at UT Martin*    
12/30 - at SEMO*
1/4     - JACKSONVILLE STATE*  
1/6     - TENNESSEE TECH* 
1/11   - at SIUE*
1/13   - at Eastern Illinois*      
1/18    - MURRAY STATE*    
1/20    - AUSTIN PEAY*
1/25    - SIUE*     
1/27    - EASTERN ILLINOIS*
2/1     - at Morehead State*    
2/3     - at Eastern Kentucky* 
2/8     - BELMONT*      
2/10   - at Jacksonville State*  |
2/15    - MOREHEAD STATE*
2/17    - EASTERN KENTUCKY*     
2/22   - at Tennessee Tech*  
2/24   - at Belmont*     
2/28-3/3 – OVC Tournament
*OVC Regular Season Game

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