|Vincent announces 2011-12 Women’s Basketball Schedule|
|Written by ASU Sports Information|
|Tuesday, 16 August 2011 11:19|
Having posted the best record in program history a season ago, Appalachian State University women’s basketball looks to continue its recent success, as head coach Darcie Vincent revealed the Mountaineers 2011-12 schedule Tuesday morning.The slate is highlighted by 12 home contests and three match-ups against squads with post-season experience.
The season tips off with an exhibition game against Mars Hill College on October 29 in the Holmes Center, and a second exhibition match-up on November 5 against the semi-professional Winston Salem Warcats in Winston-Salem N.C.
The Black and Gold starts the regular season with a trip to Charlottesville, Va. on Nov. 10 to take on the University of Virginia for the first meeting in program history. The Cavaliers advanced to the WNIT quarterfinals last season.
The Mountaineers open their home schedule on Nov. 17 with former league rival East Tennessee State. ASU has won three of the last four meetings with ETSU, and leads the all-time series, 40-31.
The Apps start a five-game road trip at Gardner-Webb on Nov. 19. The Runnin’ Bulldogs won the Big South tournament last season. Gardner-Webb defeated the Mountaineers 70-58 last season, to take a 4-0 lead in the all-time series. Appalachian journeys to Georgia State University for GSU’s Thanksgiving Classic, where it takes on Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 25 and Georgia State on Nov. 26.
The Black and Gold play their first conference contest on December 5 when they travel to Western Carolina. The Mountaineers swept the Catamounts last season and have won the last four outings against WCU.
The Mountaineers end their five game roadswing on Dec. 10 at the inaugural “Asheville Collegiate Basketball Invitational” where they take on UNC Asheville. ASU has dominated the all-time series 12-3 with a 99-71 victory last season.
Appalachian returns home on Dec. 19 for its second SoCon game of the season against the College of Charleston. ASU has won the last five meetings, including a two-game sweep last season.
The Apps hit the road to take on perennial SEC power Georgia on Dec. 22 for the first time since 1983. The Bulldogs earned a at-large bid to the NCAA tournament last season for their 23-11 record. Georgia drew the sixth-seed in the Dallas Region and upset three-seed Florida State to advance the Sweet Sixteen, where they lost to eventual NCAA Champion Texas A&M.
ASU ends its non-conference season at Holmes Center against Longwood on New Years Eve. This will be the Mountaineers first meeting against Longwood since 1985, when the Apps routed the Lancers 83-50.
The Black and Gold return to conference play on January 4 in Holmes Center where they take on Georgia Southern, then travel to Elon, N.C. to play the Elon on Jan. 7.
Southern Conference play continues with a contest at UNC Greensboro on January 9 and return home to play Davidson on Jan. 9.
Games at Furman (Jan. 18), and Davidson (Jan. 28) along with a home contest against Chattanooga (Jan. 21), Samford (Jan. 23) and a final home game against Western Carolina (Jan. 30) cap off the busy month.
Appalachian starts February with three early games with a home contest against Wofford (Feb. 1) then road games at Georgia Southern (Feb. 4) and College of Charleston (Feb. 6). The Mountaineers return to Holmes Center on February 11 to take on Elon and UNC Greensboro on Feb. 16.
ASU takes a road trip to Spartanburg, S.C. to play Wofford on Feb. 18 and play its final home contest of the season against Furman on Feb. 20. The Mountaineers end the regular season with a road trip to Birmingham, Ala. on Feb. 25 to face Samford and stop in Chattanooga, Tenn. for their final regular season game against Chattanooga on February 27.
The Southern Conference Tournament moves to Asheville, N.C. for the first time since 1995 on March 1-5.
The Mountaineers return four starters from last season, including two of their top three scorers.
2011-12 ASU Women's Basketball Schedule
Sat, Oct 29 Mars Hill (Exhibition Boone, N.C. 11:00 a.m.
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