Sept. 20, 2010
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball program released its 2010-11 schedule on Monday, September 20. The Friars are coming off of their most successful season since 1992, after posting a 19-15 overall record and advancing to the quarterfinal round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). Providence exceeded all expectation in BIG EAST play with a 7-9 mark, which was good for a tie of eighth place in the final standings, after being selected to finish 15th in the preseason coaches' poll.
The Friars begin their 29-game schedule with a trip to Philadelphia, Pa. to take on Saint Joseph's on November 12, and return home for two-straight games at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium against UMass (November 14) and in-state rival Rhode Island (November 17). On November 20, the squad travels to West Hartford, Conn. to take on America East foe Hartford before hosting Hofstra at Alumni Hall on November 22.
Providence will spend its Thanksgiving break on Freeport, Grand Bahama Island to take part in the Junkanoo Jam on November 26 and November 27. The Friars will face Arizona State in the opening round game on the 26th and will face either Florida State or Alabama to close tournament play on the 27th.
The Friars open the month of December with a home contest against Yale on December 1, then head across town to face Brown and Florida at the Brown BEAR Basketball Classic on December 3-4, respectively.
Providence opens BIG EAST Conference play at home on December 8 against Notre Dame, before closing out its non-conference schedule with games against Oakland (December 22), Akron (December 28) and Boston University (December 31). The Friars will play host to Oakland and Boston University during that stretch, while their match-up with Akron will take place on the road.
The Friars resume their 16-game BIG EAST schedule in Chicago, Ill. against DePaul on January 5, before hosting USF (January 8) and Georgetown (January 15) at Alumni Hall in Providence, R.I. On January 19, Providence heads to Villanova for the first of two games against the Wildcats, as the two teams have been matched as repeat opponents for the fourth-consecutive season. The Friars remain on the road to face Rutgers in Piscataway, N.J. on January 22. PC closes out the month of January with a home game against St. John's on the 29th.
Providence takes to the road for back-to-back road games against West Virginia on February 1 and Seton Hall on February 6, before returning home to Alumni Hall for two-straight games against Villanova (February 9) and Connecticut (February 12).
The Friars will take on Pittsburgh and Cincinnati on February 15 and February 19, respectively. On February 22, PC will return home for a match-up with Marquette. Providence finishes its slate of road games at Syracuse on February 26, before wrapping up the regular-season schedule at home against Louisville on February 28.
The BIG EAST Women's Basketball Championships will be held at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. on March 4-8. All 16 teams will compete in the championship, with the top-eight teams in the final standings receiving a bye in the first round. The top-four teams earn byes into the quarterfinal round on March 6.
Each of the Friars' 14 home games on the 2010-11 schedule will be played at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I. Game times and information on TV broadcasts will be released at a later date.
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL 2010-11 SCHEDULE
NOVEMBER 12 Fri. at Saint Joseph's (Pa.) 14 Sun. MASSACHUSETTS 17 Wed. RHODE ISLAND 20 Sat. at Hartford 22 Mon. HOFSTRA 26 Fri. vs. Arizona State ^ 27 Sat. vs. Florida State/Alabama ^
DECEMBER 1 Wed. YALE 3 Fri. vs. Brown % 4 Sat. vs. Florida % 8 Wed. NOTRE DAME * 22 Wed. OAKLAND 28 Tues. at Akron 31 Fri. BOSTON UNIVERSITY
JANUARY 5 Wed. at DePaul * 8 Sat. USF * 15 Sat. GEORGETOWN * 19 Wed. at Villanova * 22 Sat. at Rutgers * 29 Sat. ST. JOHN'S *
FEBRUARY 1 Tues. at West Virginia * 6 Sun. at Seton Hall * 9 Wed. VILLANOVA * 12 Sat. CONNECTICUT * 15 Tues. at Pittsburgh * 19 Sat. at Cincinnati * 22 Tues. MARQUETTE * 26 Sat. at Syracuse * 28 Mon. LOUISVILLE *
MARCH 4 Fri. at BIG EAST Championship # 5 Sat. at BIG EAST Championship # 6 Sun. at BIG EAST Championship # 7 Mon. at BIG EAST Championship # 8 Tues. at BIG EAST Championship #
^ Junkanoo Jam (Freeport, Grand Bahama Island) % Brown BEAR Basketball Classic (Providence, R.I.) * BIG EAST Conference game # XL Center (Hartford, Conn.)
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