Head Coach Susan Robinson Fruchtl
July 15, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College women's basketball Head Coach Susan Robinson Fruchtl released the program's 2013-14 non-conference schedule on Monday, July 15. The Friars' non-conference schedule consists of six road games and five home games at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I. The 2013-14 season marks the 40th season of women's basketball at the College.
The Friars open the 2013-14 regular-season schedule on the road against UMass Lowell on Friday, Nov. 8 in Lowell, Mass. The River Hawks are entering their first season of NCAA Division I competition and are members of the America East Conference. UMass Lowell was previously a member of NCAA Division II and competed in the Northeast-10 Conference.
Providence will host nearby Bryant University in its home opener on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Alumni Hall. The Bulldogs are coached by former Friar great Mary Burke, who played for the Friars from 1983-87, and still ranks among the top-10 all-time at Providence in scoring (5th, 1,672 points) and rebounding (9th, 740 rebounds).
The Friars hit the road for back-to-back road games against Drexel in Philadelphia, Pa. on Friday, Nov. 15 and Ivy League foe Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H. on Monday, Nov. 18. A season ago, Drexel captured the 2013 Women's National Invitation Tournament title and finished the year with a 28-10 overall record.
Providence returns to Alumni Hall to host the University of Hartford on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The Hawks finished the 2012-13 season with a 21-12 mark and advanced to post-season play for the ninth-straight season as part of the WNIT field.
On Saturday, Nov. 23 the Friars will travel to Tempe, Ariz. to take on Arizona State. A season ago, the Sun Devils finished with a 13-18 record and snapped a streak of 13-consecutive post-season appearances.
The Friars return home to host Albany prior to Thanksgiving break on Wednesday, Nov. 27 in Providence, R.I. The Great Danes captured the 2013 America East title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in program history. As the No. 14 seed, Albany nearly upset No. 3 seed North Carolina in the NCAA First Round (59-54) in Newark, Del.
Providence opens the month of December on the road against Duquesne on Thursday, Dec. 5 in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Dukes completed the 2012-13 season with a 24-8 record and advanced to the second round of the WNIT.
On Wednesday, Dec. 18, the Friars will host Dayton at Alumni Hall. The Flyers, who are coached by former Providence College Head Coach Jim Jabir (1996-02), are coming off of a 28-3 season. Dayton won its first-ever Atlantic 10 regular-season title and made its fourth-straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Flyers advanced to the second round with a 96-90, double-overtime, victory over BIG EAST member St. John's.
The Friars will take on intrastate rival Rhode Island on Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Ryan Center in Kingston, R.I. The game will mark the 45th meeting all-time between the two teams. The Friars lead the all-time series, 34-10, including a 78-52 victory in the most recent meeting on Dec. 12, 2012 in Providence, R.I.
Providence closes out its non-conference schedule with ACC-foe Boston College on Sunday, Dec. 29 at Alumni Hall in Providence, R.I. The match-up revives a long-standing rivalry with the Eagles, who previously played in the BIG EAST Conference. The two teams last played on Jan. 24, 2005 and featured a 92-47 victory for Boston College. The Friars hold a 30-19 advantage in the all-time series. Last season, the Eagles finished the year with a 12-19 overall mark, including a 5-13 record in the ACC.
All dates listed in the Providence College women's basketball schedule are subject to change. The BIG EAST Conference schedule will be released at a later date.
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