Full 2021-22 Schedule Released For USC Women’s Basketball
The Pac-12 Conference has released the finalized schedule of conference games for the 2021-22 women's basketball season, and the USC women will have all 18 of their conference games televised by Pac-12 Networks this season. USC is entering its first season under head coach Lindsay Gottlieb, with a versatile and talented Trojan roster at her disposal for this 2021-22 campaign.
First up for the Women of Troy is an exciting nonconference stretch that features eight home games at Galen Center. USC's road action includes a visit to Virginia to face Trojan great Tina Thompson's Cavalier squad, two tilts at the Cancun Challenge and a visit to one of USC's longest rivalries — Long Beach State. Meanwhile, USC's nonconference home slate opens with an exhibition matchup against Antelope Valley on November 6, followed by the official home opener against Hawai'i. That game has some sentimental value with former associate head coach Laura Beeman now at the helm of the Rainbow Wahine, with two USC alums and former women's basketball staff members Alex Delanian and Jason Hill also on the Hawai'i coaching staff.
Other out-of-state visitors to Troy will be Western Michigan (Nov. 18) and Missouri State (Nov. 20) before the Trojans head to Cancun to play UCF and Iowa. Then it's back to Galen Center for four games — UC Irvine (Dec. 2), San Francisco (Dec. 5) and CSUN (Dec. 15). Another Trojan reunion presents itself on Dec. 18, when Trojan legend Cynthia Cooper's Texas Southern squad comes to town.
USC jumps right in to the competitive Pac-12 foray on Dec. 28 with a trip across town to face UCLA, which will return the favor with a Jan. 22 appearance at Galen Center. USC's other Pac-12 home stands have Arizona (Dec. 31) and Arizona State (Jan. 2) coming to town, followed by Washington State (Jan. 14) and Washington (Jan. 16). In February, USC welcomes head coach Lindsay Gottlieb's former program Cal (Feb. 4) coming to Galen Center along with Stanford (Feb. 6). The final home stand of the season has Utah (Feb. 18) and Colorado (Feb. 20) in Los Angeles. USC's Pac-12 road trips include the mountain schools, Oregon schools, Washington schools and Arizona schools.
The Pac-12 Tournament is set for March 2-6 in Las Vegas.