Appalachian State University women’s basketball released its schedule for the upcoming 2012-13 season on Monday, Sept. 24. This year’s schedule features 11 home contests and a number of tough non-conference games, including road
tests at Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Xavier. The Mountaineers open their season with an open intrasquad scrimmage on Oct. 23 before an exhibition against Mars Hill on Oct. 27. The Apps will host Lees-McRae in the regular-season opener on Nov. 9 at the Holmes Center. Appalachian will then travel to Virginia Tech on Nov. 14 before returning to the High Country for a game against Gardner-Webb on Nov. 20. The Apps will spend Thanksgiving weekend in Greenville, N.C. where they will face Campbell (Nov. 24) and Norfolk State (Nov. 25) at the ECU Pirate Invitational Thanksgiving Tournament.
App State will round out the first month of the season with a road test at Xavier on Nov. 30. The Mountaineers begin defense of their Southern Conference title when they host Georgia Southern on Dec. 3 before back-to-back road games with East Tennessee State (Dec. 18) and West Virginia (Dec. 28).
The newest member of the Big XII, West Virginia advanced to the second round of last year’s NCAA Tournament after finishing in a fourth-place tie in the BIG EAST a year ago. The Mountaineers finished with a 24-10 record and spent much of the season ranked in the top-25 in both the USA Today/ESPN Coaches and Associated Press polls.
The Apps return to SoCon action with contests at Davidson (Jan. 5) and Furman (Jan. 7) to begin the new year. A home matchup with archrival Western Carolina takes place on Jan. 12 followed by road games at Wofford (Jan. 14) and College of Charleston (Jan. 18). App State returns home on Jan. 20 against UNCG before hitting the road for contests against Chattanooga (Jan. 26) and two-time defending league champion Samford (Jan. 28).
The month of February will begin with a home contest against Elon (Feb. 2) before the squad travels south to face Georgia Southern (Feb. 4). A string of three home contests await the Mountaineers upon their return as they will face Davidson (Feb. 9), Furman (Feb. 11) and Wofford (Feb. 16).
A trip to Western Carolina will follow on Feb. 18 before College of Charleston makes the trek up the Mountain on Feb. 20. The final two road games of the season take place at UNCG (Feb. 23) and Elon (Feb. 25). The Mountaineers will wrap up the regular season with a pair of home contests against Chattanooga (March 2) and Samford (March 4) before heading to Asheville, N.C. for the SoCon Championships, which run from March 8-11.
ASU 2013-13 BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Tue, Oct 23 Black & Gold Scrimmage BOONE, N.C. 3:30 p.m.
Sat, Oct 27 Mars Hill (exhibition) BOONE, N.C. 2 p.m.
Fri, Nov 09 Lees-McRae BOONE, N.C. 5 p.m.
Wed, Nov 14 Virginia Tech at Blacksburg, Va. 7 p.m.
Tue, Nov 20 Gardner-Webb BOONE, N.C. 6 p.m.
ECU Pirate Invitational Thanksgiving Tournament
Sat, Nov 24 Campbell at Greenville, N.C. 4:30 p.m.
Sun, Nov 25 Norfolk State at Greenville, N.C. 2 p.m.
Fri, Nov 30 Xavier at Cincinnati, Ohio 7 p.m.
Mon, Dec 03 Georgia Southern * BOONE, N.C. 6 p.m.
Tue, Dec 18 East Tennessee State at Johnson City, Tenn. 4:45 p.m.
Fri, Dec 28 West Virginia at Morgantown, W.Va. 2 p.m.
Sat, Jan 05 Davidson * at Davidson, N.C. 1 p.m.
Mon, Jan 07 Furman * at Greenville, S.C. 7 p.m.
Sat, Jan 12 Western Carolina * BOONE, N.C. 2 p.m.
Mon, Jan 14 Wofford * at Spartanburg, S.C. 7 p.m.
Fri, Jan 18 College of Charleston * at Charleston, S.C. 7 p.m.
Sun, Jan 20 UNCG * BOONE, N.C. 2 p.m.
Sat, Jan 26 Chattanooga * at Chattanooga, Tenn. 7 p.m.
Mon, Jan 28 Samford * at Birmingham, Ala. 8 p.m.
Sat, Feb 02 Elon * BOONE, N.C. 2 p.m.
Mon, Feb 04 Georgia Southern * at Statesboro, Ga. 7 p.m.
Sat, Feb 09 Davidson * BOONE, N.C. 2 p.m.
Mon, Feb 11 Furman * BOONE, N.C. 5:30 p.m.
Sat, Feb 16 Wofford * BOONE, N.C. 2 p.m.
Mon, Feb 18 Western Carolina * at Cullowhee, N.C. 7 p.m.
Wed, Feb 20 College of Charleston * BOONE, N.C. 5:30 p.m.
Sat, Feb 23 UNCG * at Greensboro, N.C. 2 p.m.
Mon, Feb 25 Elon * at Elon, N.C. 7 p.m.
Sat, Mar 02 Chattanooga * BOONE, N.C. 4:30 p.m.
Mon, Mar 04 Samford * BOONE, N.C. 6 p.m.
Fri, Mar 08 - Mon, Mar 11 Southern Conference Championship at Asheville N.C. TBA
* Conference Games
Photo Courtesy: Darcie Vincent, ASU Athletics