Appalachian State University womens basketball and the Sun Belt conference announced their 2014-15 schedules on Thursday. Appalachians 28-game slate includes 14 home games and road contests at
Kentucky and North Carolina.
We are excited about the challenges for the 2014-15 season, said head coach Darcie Vincent. The first half of the season is comprised of two NCAA tournament opponents in Kentucky and UNC. Additionally we look forward to our annual rivalries with ETSU and Gardner-Webb. The second half of the season is full of untreaded waters as we begin our inaugural year in the Sun Belt. This is a new era in App State womens basketball and we are ready to hit the ground running.
The Mountaineers will officially kick off the season when they travel to Lexington, Ky. for a matchup against Southeastern Conference opponent Kentucky on Nov. 14. The Wildcats went 26-9 last year with a 10-6 record in the SEC and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
Appalachian continues the road trip with a stop in Johnson City, Tenn. on Nov. 19 for a game against annual opponent East Tennessee State. The Mountaineers and the Bucs have faced each other every season since 1978 with the Mountaineers leading the series, 42-31. App States first home game of the season will be on Nov. 22 against UNCW and will be the first of three straight games at the Holmes Center.
The homestand will include a matchup with non-conference opponent Gardner-Webb (Nov. 26), who the Mountaineers have faced each of the past five seasons, and Radford (Nov. 30)
The Apps will wrap up their non-conference schedule with trips to Furman (Dec. 6) and Atlantic Coast Conference opponent North Carolina (Dec. 14), before facing North Carolina A&T in Boone (Dec. 17). The Tar Heels went 27-10 overall and 10-6 in the ACC last season while advancing to the the Elite 8 of the NCAA tournament.
After a short break for the holidays, Appalachian will open up Sun Belt play with a matchup against defending regular season champion Arkansas State on Jan. 3. The Red Wolves went 14-4 in the conference last season, including 8-1 in conference play at home and also competed in the WNIT tournament.
On Jan. 24 the Mountaineers travel to San Marcos, Texas to play Texas State. The Bobcats finished fourth in the Sun Belt last season and reached the first round of the WBI tournament.
The team will travel to familiar territory in Statesboro, Ga. when they face former Southern Conference foe Georgia Southern on Jan. 29, with the Eagles returning to the High Country on Feb. 26.
The Mountaineers wrap up the regular season with four home games, ending with a matchup against UT Arlington on Mar. 7. The 2015 Sun Belt Championships are scheduled for March 11-14 in New Orleans, La. at Lakefront Arena.
Fans can catch the Mountaineers for the first time this season on Nov. 8 when they face Lees-McRae in an exhibition game.
Tip-off times and broadcast information will be announced at a later date. For additional information, contact the Appalachian State Athletics Ticket Office by phone at (800) 919-2777 or by visiting the ticketing homepage at appstatesports.com/tickets.
2014-15 APP STATE WOMEN'S SCHEDULE
Sat, Nov 08 Lees-McRae (exhibition) BOONE, N.C. TBA
Fri, Nov 14 Kentucky at Lexington, Ky. TBA
Wed, Nov 19 ETSU at Johnson City, Tenn. TBA
Sat, Nov 22 UNCW BOONE, N.C. TBA
Tue, Nov 25 GARDNER-WEBB BOONE, N.C. TBA
Sun, Nov 30 RADFORD BOONE, N.C. TBA
Sat, Dec 06 Furman at Greenville, S.C. TBA
Sun, Dec 14 North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C. TBA
Wed, Dec 17 NORTH CAROLINA A&T BOONE, N.C. TBA
Sat, Jan 03 Arkansas State * at Jonesboro, Ark. TBA
Mon, Jan 05 UL LAFAYETTE * BOONE, N.C. TBA
Thu, Jan 08 South Alabama * at Mobile, Ala. TBA
Sat, Jan 10 UALR * at Little Rock, Ark. TBA
Thu, Jan 15 ARKANSAS STATE * BOONE, N.C. TBA
Sat, Jan 17 GEORGIA STATE * BOONE, N.C. TBA
Mon, Jan 19 Troy * at Troy, Ala. TBA
Thu, Jan 22 SOUTH ALABAMA * BOONE, N.C. TBA
Sat, Jan 24 Texas State * at San Marcos, Texas TBA
Thu, Jan 29 Georgia Southern * at Statesboro, Ga. TBA
Thu, Feb 05 UL Lafayette * at Lafayette, La. TBA
Sat, Feb 07 TROY * BOONE, N.C. TBA
Thu, Feb 12 UALR * BOONE, N.C. TBA
Sat, Feb 14 UL Monroe * at Monroe, La. TBA
Thu, Feb 19 UT Arlington * at Arlington, Texas TBA
Sat, Feb 21 Georgia State * at Atlanta, Ga. TBA
Thu, Feb 26 GEORGIA SOUTHERN * BOONE, N.C. TBA
Sat, Feb 28 UL MONROE * BOONE, N.C. TBA
Thu, Mar 05 TEXAS STATE * BOONE, N.C. TBA
Sat, Mar 07 UT ARLINGTON * BOONE, N.C. TBA
Sun Belt Championships
Wed, Mar 11 -
Sat, Mar 14 TBA * New Orleans, La. TBA
* Conference Games
Photo Courtesy: Darcie Vincent, App State Athletics