2020-21 Schedule

Discussion in 'Women’s Basketball' started by Moooooo, Apr 15, 2020.

  1. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    So, I'm assuming we make return road trips to:

    - Arizona
    - Stanford

    Annual game would be at home against Tennessee.

    Probably get a return home game against South Florida.

    As for the SEC/Big 12 challenge (if it continues again), it's our year to play at home. Hope our game against Tennessee isn't counted as part of the challenge like it was this past season. We've played Georgia, South Carolina, and Miss. State in years past. Maybe we'll get someone like Arkansas, A&M, or Kentucky at home; doubt it will be Miss. State. 2019 matchups:

    Women's Big 12/SEC Challenge schedule announced


    And, probably a handful of games against the regional schools like North Texas, UTSA, UTRGV, Southern, McNeese State, Northwestern State, etc. Vic's non-conference schedules had plenty of these type of games, too, so I'd expect that to continue at Texas, at least in season one.

    2019-20 Women's Basketball Schedule - Mississippi State


    Hopefully, in a couple of seasons, we'll upgrade those recent regional schools with others like SMU, Rice, Houston, etc.
     
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  2. utfannforlife

    utfannforlife 500+ Posts

    The one knock I had (if you can even call it that considering his deep tournament runs) was that MSU never scheduled particularly tough OOC games. Could be because no one wanted to play them, but seeing as how UConn can get a slate full of too 15 games I doubt it. Would like to seen him schedule games that will get butts in the seats. Watching us trounce UNT, or Corpus Christi CC doesn’t sound terribly appealing.
     
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  3. LonghornsWBB

    LonghornsWBB 25+ Posts

    Isn't UConn on the schedule soon?
     
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  4. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    Yes, on the road, I believe. Forgot about that being a definite.
     
  5. LonghornsWBB

    LonghornsWBB 25+ Posts

    Here is confirmation:
     
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  6. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 500+ Posts

    So we will be playing at uconn next season?
     
  7. BBV_Horn

    BBV_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    Any date for UConn Game yet??
     
  8. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    I talked to Angela Ortega last year at the pot luck dinner about scheduling the three teams you mentioned, Rice, SMU or Houston. She said they would not agree to play Texas. Even at their place. One school that will probably not be on the future schedule is Northwestern State, which was Ortega’s alma mater. I always felt they were the least competitive team we played all year.
     
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  9. brnkj

    brnkj 1,000+ Posts

    When the pandemic season is over, and eventually it will be, in the future I'd like to see our program showcased nationwide with games scheduled with at least one team from all of the notable conferences -- SEC, PAC, ACC, BIG TEN, and BIG EAST -- with strategic locations that would give us exposure to major cities that are hotbeds for girls hoops.
     
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  10. GameOfHorns

    GameOfHorns 250+ Posts

    Which would make for a much more interesting schedule!
     
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  11. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    I really hope Vic decides to schedule a game in the city of Houston every year or every other year against a school like A&M. Not that I care about A&M, necessarily, but with Vic and Blair having a friendship, perhaps they'll make it happen sooner rather than later; hopefully, they won't want to avoid playing each other. Could definitely benefit both programs recruiting-wise, and would allow several players to play in their home city. And, you know Mulkey would hate it . . . :smokin:
     
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  12. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 2,500+ Posts

    It’s a bit gimmicky but 1 thing Geno often does is schedule games in the home town or as close as he can get to his seniors’ homes - off the top of my head I remember he did it for Stewie, Napheesa Collier, and a game in Canada for Kia Nurse. The roster at Texas will usually include a lot of home state kids but, in a few years, trips to NY (Celeste), LA (Ashley Chevalier) or the Bay Area (Karisma) all offer plenty of opportunities for quality matchups.

    No special scheduling needed for Aaliyah as Texas will play 1 game a season just 10 miles from her home town.
     
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  13. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    Jerritt Elliott has done this type of scheduling a lot for his out-of-state volleyball players over the years.
     
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  14. TempestHorn

    TempestHorn 500+ Posts

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  15. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 500+ Posts

    So will texas still be playing Tennessee? I would think that both coaches would want to keep this tradition going.
     
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  16. GameOfHorns

    GameOfHorns 250+ Posts

    I believe that rivalry game will continue regardless of the B12/SEC Challenge games.
     
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  17. utfannforlife

    utfannforlife 500+ Posts

    Yes, we've played every year even when we were not the matchup for the B12 SEC challenge
     
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  18. loyallonghorn

    loyallonghorn 250+ Posts

    Always.
     
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  19. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

     
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  20. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 2,500+ Posts

    UCONN series delayed a year.

    The start of UConn’s home-and-home series with Texas has been postponed by one year at the request of the Longhorns. The Huskies will entertain Texas in 2021-22 and travel to Austin the following season to complete the contract.

    Rematch with Schaefer has to wait
     
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  21. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 500+ Posts

    I actually think it's a great move by Vic. This being his first season at Texas, Uconn is not the team you want in your first game as a new head coach. Once Vic and his staff have this program under there wing for a year I am confident we will be able to compete with any team in the country :hookem:
     
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  22. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    I recall that I was not in favor of us opening the Vic Schaefer era on the road at UConn. But, as I look at their updated roster, I am shocked that it only contains 10 players, none of whom are seniors, and 5 true freshmen.

    2020-21 Women's Basketball Roster - University of Connecticut Athletics

    So, perhaps this year would have been a good season to play them after all . . . :shrug:
     
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  23. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 2,500+ Posts

    I can't disagree - this is going to be a very inexperienced team by UCONN standards, especially after Megan Walker left early for the WNBA draft. Geno usually only gives 6-8 players meaningful minutes in the vast majority of UCONN's games so having 10 isn't as bad for them as others but, IMO, they were probably going to be more vulnerable to start this season than typical Huskie squads.
     
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