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Rice Owls Women’s Hoops Announces 2019-20 Schedule

Owls host Texas A&M; face Oklahoma State on the road; Va Tech and Ga Tech in Puerto Rico

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UPDATED: August 14, 2019 -- 9:40 a.m. CT

POSTED: August 2, 2019 -- 11:10 a.m. CT

Home games versus top-25 program Texas A&M plus match-ups against Texas Southern and Prairie View A&M highlight part of the 2019-20 Rice Owls Women's Basketball schedule, announced Friday morning by the Rice Owls Women's Basketball Program. Rice's 2019-'20 schedule also includes a December trip to Puerto Rico versus Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech of the ACC.

The Owls' non-conference slate is highlighted by a home meeting against 2019 Sweet 16 participant Texas A&M on Sunday, November 17, the first time Rice will host the Aggies at Tudor Fieldhouse since 2010. In addition, Rice will partake in the 2019 Puerto Rico Classic marking the program's first-ever regular season games outside the continental United States, facing both Virginia Tech (December 20) and Georgia Tech (December 21). For more information visit SportTours.net.

Rice will officially open the 2019-20 season on Tuesday, November 5 with a home matchup against Nicholls State. Rice then hosts Little Rock on Saturday, November 9, a season after which the Trojans won 21 games and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.


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Rice begins Conference USA play against Marshall in Tudor Fieldhouse on Thursday, January 2 before hosting WKU in a C-USA Semifinals rematch on Saturday, January 4.

For the first time in C-USA women's basketball, the final four games of the C-USA regular season are to be determined by the most competitive matchups coupled with geographical constraints. The teams will be divided into two groups of five (teams 1-5 and 6-10) and a group of four (11-14). During the final three weeks, teams will play within their respective grouping for the last four games of conference play. Home and away games within the groups will be determined by a preset formula. The game dates are set (February 22, February 27, March 1, March 4, and March 7) with one date being a bye.

The Conference USA Tournament will be held March 11-14 at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco. North Texas will host the tournament for the third straight year.

Last season was one for the record books for the Owls, reeling off a school record 28 wins while sweeping both the C-USA regular season (16-0) and conference tournament. The Owls, who climbed as high as No. 21 in the AP Top-25 Poll, advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 14 years under C-USA Coach of the Year Tina Langley and established a program record with 21 consecutive wins along the way.

2019-20 Rice Owls Women's Basketball Schedule

Non-Conference Schedule

Date (Day)
Time (CT)
Game
Opponent's RPI 2018-'19
Venue
Nov. 5 (Tue) TBA vs Nicholls State
166
Tudor Fieldhouse
Nov. 9 (Sat) TBA vs Little Rock
61
Tudor Fieldhouse
Nov. 13 (Wed) TBA at SMU
231
Moody Coliseum
Nov. 17 (Sun) TBA vs Texas A&M
16
Tudor Fieldhouse
Nov. 23 (Sat) TBA at Oklahoma State
143
Gallagher-Iba Arena
Nov. 27 (Wed) TBA at McNeese State
312
H & HP Complex
Nov. 30 (Sat) TBA vs Northern Arizona
222
Tudor Fieldhouse
Dec. 7 (Sat) TBA at Texas Southern
226
H & PE Arena
Dec. 15 (Sun) TBA vs Prairie View A&M
188
Tudor Fieldhouse

PUERTO RICO CLASSIC -- Guaynabo, PR

Dec. 20 (Fri) 12:30 p.m. Virginia Tech
73
Mario Morales Coliseum
Dec. 21 (Sat) 12:30 p.m. Georgia Tech
68
Mario Morales Coliseum

C-USA Regular Season

Jan. 2 (Thu) TBA vs Marshall
222
Tudor Fieldhouse
Jan. 4 (Sat) TBA vs WKU
95
Tudor Fieldhouse
Jan. 9 (Thu) TBA at Florida Atlantic
307
FAU Arena
Jan. 11 (Sat) TBA at FIU
322
Ocean Bank Convocation Center
Jan. 16 (Thu) TBA vs Louisiana Tech
172
Tudor Fieldhouse
Jan. 18 (Sat) TBA vs Southern Miss
196
Tudor Fieldhouse
Jan. 23 (Thu) TBA at UTEP
258
Don Haskins Center
Jan. 25 (Sat) TBA at UTSA
302
Convocation Center
Feb. 1 (Sat) TBA at North Texas
176
The Super Pit
Feb. 6 (Thu) TBA vs UAB
100
Tudor Fieldhouse
Feb. 8 (Sat) TBA vs Middle Tennessee
66
Tudor Fieldhouse
Feb. 13 (Thu) TBA at Old Dominion
110
Ted Constant Convocation Center
Feb. 15 (Sat) TBA at Charlotte
105
Halton Arena
Feb. 20 (Thu) TBA vs North Texas
176
Tudor Fieldhouse
Feb. 22 (Sat) TBA C-USA Bonus Play
TBD
TBD
Feb. 26 (Wed) TBA C-USA Bonus Play
TBD
TBD
Feb. 29 (Sat) TBA C-USA Bonus Play
TBD
TBD
Mar. 5 (Thu) TBA C-USA Bonus Play
TBD
TBD
Mar. 7 (Sat) TBA C-USA Bonus Play
TBD
TBD

CONFERENCE USA TOURNAMENT -- Frisco, TX

Mar. 11 (Wed) TBA First Round
TBD
Ford Center at The Star
Mar. 12 (Thu) TBA Quarterfinals
TBD
Ford Center at The Star
Mar. 13 (Fri) TBA Semifinals
TBD
Ford Center at The Star
Mar. 14 (Sat) TBA Championship
TBD
Ford Center at The Star

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