Women's Basketball Announces 2022-23 Non-Conference Schedule
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State Women's Basketball Head Coach Kamie Ethridge announced the 2022-23 WSU women's basketball non-conference schedule Thursday, August 25. The 11-game slate features five regular season games inside Beasley Coliseum, which begins Nov. 7 in Pullman against Loyola Marymount.
Coach Ethridge will once again put the Cougars through a challenging non-conference schedule as WSU looks for a third-straight bid into the NCAA Tournament. Washington State takes on seven teams that made a postseason tournament last season, including a pair of NCAA Tournament teams and the 2023 WNIT champions. Season tickets for the 2022-23 Washington State women's basketball season are now on sale and can be bought by clicking the link here.
"I am excited to announce our 2022-23 non-conference schedule," said Ethridge. "Every year our intent is to put together a schedule that will prepare us for the Pac 12 and postseason play. I believe this schedule will do this for us. We are beginning our fifth season at Washington State and coming off back-to-back seasons of making the NCAA Tournament. Our team has never been more talented than it is right now. We have a chance to be competitive in every single game we play."
The 2022-23 non-conference slate will feature five home games and six road contests, plus a home exhibition with NCAA Division II Westmont on Oct. 30. Washington State won a Beasley Coliseum record 11 games at home last season and are 10-1 at home against non-conference opponents over the last three seasons.
"Coug Nation, it is crucial we grow our fan base in Beasley Coliseum," expressed Ethridge. "After two seasons of COVID lockdowns and slowdowns, it feels like we are getting back to normal. I can't think of a better time than now to get your Washington State Women's Basketball season tickets! Our team needs the support of Pullman, our student body, and the communities throughout the Palouse and State. Come be a part of our program's continued rise on the national scene! WE NEED YOU IN BEASLEY!"
The home non-conference schedule opens Nov. 7 against LMU, then Washington State travels to San Francisco on Nov. 11 for a contest against the Dons. WSU closes out the first week of the season by welcoming Prairie View A&M to Beasley on Nov. 13 as part of the educational scheduling agreement between the Pac-12 and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).
After the Prairie View A&M contest, Washington State heads to the Hawaiian Islands for the Northshore Showcase on Nov. 18-21. The Cougars will take on BYU on Nov. 18 before challenging Troy (Nov. 21). Both games will be played on the campus of BYU Hawaii in Laie, Hawaii.
Washington State returns to Beasley Coliseum on Nov. 28, to take on the defending WNIT champions South Dakota State. After the contest against the Jackrabbits, WSU will renew its longstanding rivalry with Montana on Dec. 2 in Pullman. It will be the 40th all-time meeting between the Cougs and the Griz, with this season marking the first time since 2014 that the two schools will tip off on the hardwood in a series that dates back to 1971.
WSU makes its first trip to Portland in 12 years on Dec. 2, when the Cougars head to the Rose City to take on the University of Portland. Wazzu will play its final non-conference home game on Dec. 17, when they host Jackson State, a team that took LSU to overtime in the First Round of last season's NCAA Tournament.
The Cougars close out the 2022-23 non-conference slate in Ethridge's home state of Texas, as WSU will take on Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Dec. 19) and Houston (Dec. 21) prior to the holiday break.
Tipoff times and broadcast information for the 2022-23 Washington State women's basketball schedule will be announced at a later date. The 2022-23 Pac-12 women's basketball schedule will also be announced at a later time.
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