The Big 12 Conference has announced the 2013-14 women's basketball schedule today.
"Playing in the Big 12 Conference means having a tough schedule year in and year out," coach Mike Carey says. "At West Virginia, we love being a part of a challenging league and knowing we are going up against the nation's best each night. I'm really looking forward to showcasing what our team is made of this season for the fans at home, and playing in arenas filled with excitement each time we go out."
The schedule format is round robin, with each opponent in the 10-team league slated for a home-and-home series. The Mountaineers open the Big 12 schedule with a pair of road games, starting on Thursday, Jan. 2 at Kansas and at Oklahoma State on Saturday, Jan. 4.
Baylor, defending Big 12 Champions, will be WVU's first league opponent to come to the Coliseum, on Wednesday, Jan. 8, followed by Texas on Sunday, Jan. 12. The Mountaineers will then travel to Iowa State on Jan. 15, prior to returning home to face Oklahoma on Jan. 18.
The Mountaineers will have back-to-back road trips to Texas Tech on Jan. 22 and at Texas on Jan. 25, before coming home to close out the month against Iowa State on Wednesday, Jan. 29.
WVU opens the month of February at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum in Forth Worth, Texas, as it takes on TCU on Saturday, Feb. 1. One week later, on Feb. 8, WVU will play host to Kansas State, before traveling to Oklahoma on Thursday, Feb. 13.
The Mountaineers will play in a pair of home games against TCU and Oklahoma State on Feb. 16 and 19, respectively, before traveling to Kansas State on Saturday, Feb. 22. The Red Raiders of Texas Tech will come to the Coliseum on Wednesday, Feb. 26, and WVU will play Baylor at the Ferrell Center on Sunday, March 2. WVU's regular-season schedule will come to a close at home on Tuesday, March 4 against Kansas.
The women's basketball Big 12 Championship is set for March 7-10 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. Times and the non-conference portion of the schedule will be released at a later date.
The Big 12 2013-14 WVU women's basketball schedule is as follows:
Day Date Opponent Site Location
Thursday Jan. 2 at Kansas Allen Fieldhouse Lawrence, Kan.
Saturday Jan. 4 at Oklahoma State Gallagher-Iba Arena Stillwater, Okla.
Wednesday Jan. 8 Baylor WVU Coliseum Morgantown
Sunday Jan. 12 Texas WVU Coliseum Morgantown
Wednesday Jan. 15 at Iowa State Hilton Coliseum Ames, Iowa
Saturday Jan. 18 Oklahoma WVU Coliseum Morgantown
Wednesday Jan. 22 at Texas Tech United Spirit Arena Lubbock, Texas
Saturday Jan. 25 at Texas Frank Erwin Center Austin, Texas
Wednesday Jan. 29 Iowa State WVU Coliseum Morgantown
Saturday Feb. 1 at TCU Daniel Meyer Coliseum Fort Worth, Texas
Saturday Feb. 8 Kansas State WVU Coliseum Morgantown
Thursday Feb. 13 at Oklahoma Lloyd Noble Center Norman, Okla.
Sunday Feb. 16 TCU WVU Coliseum Morgantown
Wednesday Feb. 19 Oklahoma State WVU Coliseum Morgantown
Saturday Feb. 22 at Kansas State Bramlage Coliseum Manhattan, Kan.
Wednesday Feb. 26 Texas Tech WVU Coliseum Morgantown
Sunday March 2 at Baylor Ferrell Center Waco, Texas
Tuesday March 4 Kansas WVU Coliseum Morgantown
Fri.-Mon. March 7-10 Big 12 Championship Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City, Okla.
All dates are subject to change