The UTEP women’s basketball team has finalized its 2011-12 schedule with the release of the 2012 Conference slate by head coach Keitha Adams Tuesday afternoon.
“It is always exciting this time of year to get our C-USA schedule,” Adams said. “Conference USA is very competitive from top to bottom. It is going to be a very exciting season.”
The Miners christen league play on the road with a match-up at SMU on Jan. 5. UTEP then returns home for a pair of contests, playing host to Memphis (Jan. 8) and Tulsa (Jan. 12).
A challenging stretch ensues with three of the next four tilts on the road. Adams’ charges will play at Tulane (Jan. 15), East Carolina (Jan. 19) and Southern Miss (Jan. 25). The lone home match-up in the sequence comes against defending league champion Houston (Jan. 22).
2011 C-USA Tournament champion UCF returns to the Don Haskins Center to battle the Miners on Jan. 29. The game will start a sequence of having three of four at home. UTEP travels to Rice (Feb. 5) but will then have both Marshall (Feb. 9) and Tulane (Feb. 12) in the Sun City.
A busy week with some travel ensues, with the Orange and Blue taking on Tulsa (Feb. 16) and Houston (Feb. 19) in hostile territory. UTEP concludes its home portion of the C-USA slate with consecutive games vs. SMU (Feb. 23) and Rice (Feb. 26). The Miners wrap up conference action at the 2011 WBI Champion UAB (March 1).
Season tickets for the Miners are now on sale by calling (915) 747-6150.
2011-12 UTEP Women’s Basketball Schedule
Nov. 5 Saturday St. Mary’s University (Exh) Don Haskins Center TBA
Nov. 12 Saturday Idaho State Don Haskins Center TBA
Nov. 16 Wednesday at New Mexico State Las Cruces, N.M. TBD
Nov. 19 Saturday Houston Baptist Don Haskins Center TBA
Nov. 22 Tuesday UTPA Don Haskins Center TBA
Nov. 26 Saturday Denver Don Haskins Center TBA
Nov. 29 Tuesday New Mexico State Don Haskins Center TBA
Dec. 1 Thursday Lamar Don Haskins Center TBA
Dec. 10 Saturday at New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. TBD
Dec. 13 Tuesday Northern Colorado Don Haskins Center TBA
Dec. 17 Saturday at LMU Los Angeles, Calf. TBD
Dec. 21 Wednesday UC Santa Barbara Don Haskins Center TBA
Dec. 28 Wednesday at Arizona State Tempe, Ariz. TBD
Dec. 31 Saturday Texas State Don Haskins Center TBA
Jan. 5 Thursday at SMU* Dallas, Texas TBA
Jan. 8 Sunday Memphis* Don Haskins Center TBA
Jan. 12 Thursday Tulsa* Don Haskins Center TBA
Jan. 15 Sunday at Tulane* New Orleans, La. TBA
Jan. 19 Thursday at East Carolina* Greenville, N.C. TBA
Jan. 22 Sunday Houston* Don Haskins Center TBA
Jan. 26 Thursday at Southern Miss* Hattiesburg, Miss. TBA
Jan. 29 Sunday UCF* Don Haskins Center TBA
Feb. 5 Sunday at Rice* Houston, TExas TBA
Feb. 9 Thursday Marshall* Dallas, Texas TBA
Feb. 12 Sunday Tulane* Don Haskins Center TBA
Feb. 16 Thursday at Tulsa* Tulsa, Okla. TBA
Feb. 19 Sunday at Houston* Houston, TExas TBA
Feb. 23 Thursday SMU* Dallas, Texas TBA
Feb. 26 Sunday Rice* Don Haskins Center TBA
March 1 Thursday at UAB Birmingham, Ala. TBA
*Denotes C-USA Contest