Women's Basketball Releases 2016-17 Schedule
PRINCETON, N.J. – The Princeton women’s basketball team has announced its 2016-17 schedule.
The 27-game schedule will see Princeton will host 13 games at Jadwin Gymnasium, a place that the Tigers have gone 46-5 (.901) over the past four years. The team’s biggest road trip will be to Manhattan, Kansas, to take on the Kansas State Wildcats (Dec. 18). The Wildcats advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season.
It’s with great excitement that we officially release our 2016-17 game schedule to all of Tiger Nation,” said head coach Courtney Banghart. “We consistently aim to play the very best programs nationally and in our regional area. This season, we will challenge ourselves against the ACC, the Big 10, the Big 12, the Big East, and the A-10 conferences, among others. Our players are already hard at work in preparation to play against programs from which 3 players were drafted to the WNBA and where nine of our opponents competed in the postseason a year ago. We look forward to the support at home and on the road!
The Tigers begin the 2016-17 season at Jadwin against in-state rival, Rider (Nov. 11). After a quick road trip down to nation’s capital to battle George Washington (Nov. 13), Princeton takes on Dayton (Nov. 19). Following a game at Delaware (Nov. 22), the Tigers will face three postseason teams in Rutgers (Nov. 25), UMBC (Nov. 27) and Seton Hall (Nov. 30).
Lafayette and Wagner head to Jadwin Gymnasium while the women’s basketball team makes excursions to Fordham (Dec. 10) and Kansas State (Dec. 18) before Christmas. The Tigers make the trip to Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech (Dec. 29) before a New Year’s Eve showdown and non-conference finale at Lipscomb (Dec. 31).
Penn will open up Ivy League play for Princeton on Jan. 7 before traveling to Brown (Jan. 13) and Yale (Jan. 14). Following a break for finals, the Tigers get into the swing of the Ivy League play with three of four weekends in February at Jadwin. The end of the Ivy League season will be at the Palestra against Penn (Mar. 7).
The first ever Ivy League tournament will take place March 11th and 12th at the Palestra in Philadelphia. The format will be two semifinal games on the first day (Saturday) with the No. 1 seed playing the No. 4 seed and the No. 2 seed playing the No. 3 seed, followed by the championship game played the next day (Sunday). The tournament winner will receive the League's automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship. The teams that finish with the best records from the 14-game, regular-season conference schedule will continue to be recognized as Ivy League champions.