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Cougar Women's Basketball Announces 2020-21 Schedule

Nov 23, 2020

2020-21 Schedule

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State Women's Basketball Head Coach Kamie Ethridge announced Monday, Nov. 23, that the Cougars have added two non-conference home games against Idaho and Eastern Washington to round out the 2020-21 schedule.

The Cougars host the Vandals on Dec. 13 in their 2020-21 home opener. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. PT. WSU will then challenge the Eagles on Dec. 22 at 12 p.m. PT. The announcement of the two non-conference games comes days after the Pac-12 Conference finalized dates to the league's first-ever 22-game conference schedule. All dates and game times are subject to change. Streaming, television and radio broadcast information for the 2020-21 WSU women's basketball season will be released at a later date.

Washington State will open the season on Dec. 4 at No. 2-ranked Stanford. This marks the first time in program history that WSU will open the season with a Pac-12 game. The Dec. 4 season-opener also marks the latest start to a Cougar women's basketball season in 42 years. The last season-opening contest held in December came during the 1978-79 season, when Washington State opened the year on Dec. 1 at Central Washington. That however is not the latest start to a year in WSU program history. That distinction goes to the 1971-72 season, when the Cougs opened on Feb. 5 at Eastern Washington.

The two non-conference games will intersect with Pac-12 Conference play. After a three-game trip to open the year, the Cougars return to Pullman on Dec. 13 for their 2020-21 home opener against Idaho. The contest against the Vandals ends a 12-year drought between the two schools that are eight miles apart. In their last meeting back on Dec. 14, 2008, Washington State captured a 53-50 victory over the Vandals in Moscow.

The Cougs round out non-conference play on Dec. 22 against Eastern Washington in Beasley Coliseum. This year's matchup against the Eagles marks the first meeting between the two programs since being paired up in the first round of the 2015 WNIT. The last regular season matchup between WSU and EWU came back during 2007, when the Cougars picked up a 70-59 win on Nov. 18 in Cheney.

The 2020-21 season will conclude on Feb. 28, as the Cougs will host the Huskies in the final Boeing Apple Cup Series game of the year.

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2020-21 WSU Women's Basketball Schedule (as of Nov. 23, 2020)
Dec. 4: at Stanford *
Dec. 6: at California *
Dec. 11: at Washington *

Dec. 13: Idaho
Dec. 19: Oregon State *
Dec. 21: Oregon *
Dec. 22: Eastern Washington

Jan. 1: at Utah *
Jan. 3: at Colorado *

Jan. 8: Arizona State *
Jan. 10: Arizona *

Jan. 15: at Southern Cal *
Jan. 17 at UCLA *
Jan. 22: at Oregon *
Jan. 24: at Oregon State *

Jan. 29: California *
Jan. 31: Stanford *
Feb. 5: UCLA *
Feb. 7: Southern Cal *

Feb. 12: at Arizona *
Feb. 14 : at Arizona State *

Feb. 19: Colorado *
Feb. 21: Utah *
Feb. 28: Washington *
* Conference Game
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