Jonesboro (ASU) – Fourteen home games, including matchups with six teams that advanced to post-season play following the 2009-10 season, highlight the 2010-11 ASU Red Wolves women's basketball schedule.
Two exhibition games are also part of the home schedule before the Red Wolves open the regular season Nov. 12-13 in Corpus Christi, Texas at the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders Tip-Off Tournament. Arkansas State will take on host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the opening round before facing Iowa or Southern in round two.
Following the Islanders Tip-Off, A-State will return to the ASU Convocation Center Nov. 15 for the home opener against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, the first of three consecutive home games for the Red Wolves. The Red Wolves will host Saint Louis Nov. 19, then welcome Big East power and 2010 NCAA Tournament participant St. John's to the Convocation Center for a Nov. 22 clash.
Arkansas State will return to Texas for three games Nov. 24-27, visiting Texas-Arlington Nov. 24 before playing in the SMU Hoops for the Cure Tournament Nov. 26-27. ASU will face SMU in the opening round before taking on Akron or Georgia Southern in the second-round matchup.
"I am once again very pleased with this year's schedule," said ASU head coach Brian Boyer. "We will be a part of two tournaments that are set up to be very challenging, with every possible opponent in both tournaments winning at least 18 games last year. Our non-conference home schedule should be challenging and very entertaining for our fans. St. Johns is a potential top-25 team and both Charlotte and Stephen F. Austin will most likely be post-season teams. Each of our non-conference road opponents should really test us as we prepare for the Sun Belt Conference."
"One of the most important things that we consider when putting our schedule together is our fans," added Boyer. "Season tickets will be going on sale soon, and I encourage everyone to take advantage of what will be a quality schedule."
The Red Wolves will host Henderson St. Nov. 30 before road trips to Missouri State (Dec. 5) and Louisiana Tech (Dec. 15). Four consecutive home games follow the Louisiana Tech matchup, including the final two non-conference games of the season. Charlotte and Stephen F. Austin, both of which advanced to the WNIT following last season, will visit Jonesboro Nov. 19 and 21, and the Red Wolves will open Sun Belt Conference play by hosting South Alabama Dec. 30 in an double-header with the ASU men's basketball team. Western Kentucky, also a 2010 WNIT participant, will wrap up the four-game home stand Jan. 2.
Middle Tennessee and Arkansas-Little Rock, both 2010 NCAA Tournament participants, will also visit the ASU Convocation Center, along with SBC foes Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, Denver and North Texas.
The Sun Belt Conference Tournament is scheduled for March 5-8 at Summit Arena in Hot Springs.
2010-11 ASU Women's Basketball Schedule
Nov. 1 Lyon College (Ex.) ASU Convocation Center 7:05
Nov. 9 Arkansas-Monticello (Ex.) ASU Convocation Center 7:05
Nov. 12 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi# Corpus Christi, Texas 7:30
Nov. 13 Iowa or Southern# Corpus Christi, Texas 5:30
Nov. 15 Arkansas-Pine Bluff ASU Convocation Center 7:05
Nov. 19 Saint Louis ASU Convocation Center 7:05
Nov. 22 St. John's ASU Convocation Center TBA
Nov. 24 Texas-Arlington Arlington, Texas 7:00
Nov. 26 SMU% Dallas, Texas 7:00
Nov. 27 Georgia Southern/Akron% Dallas, Texas 3:00
Nov. 30 Henderson St. ASU Convocation Center 7:05
Dec. 5 Missouri State Springfield, Mo. 2:05
Dec. 15 Louisiana Tech Ruston, La. 7:00
Dec. 19 Charlotte ASU Convocation Center 2:05
Dec. 21 Stephen F. Austin ASU Convocation Center 7:05
Dec. 30 South Alabama (DH)* ASU Convocation Center 5:35
Jan. 2 Western Kentucky* ASU Convocation Center 2:05
Jan. 5 FIU* Miami, Fla. 5:00
Jan. 8 Florida Atlantic* Boca Raton, Fla. 2:00
Jan. 12 Louisiana-Lafayette* ASU Convocation Center 7:05
Jan. 16 Middle Tennessee* ASU Convocation Center 2:05
Jan. 19 Denver* Denver, Colo. 8:00
Jan. 22 North Texas* Denton, Texas 5:00
Jan. 26 Louisiana-Monroe ASU Convocation Center 7:05
Jan. 29 UALR* Little Rock, Ark. 4:30
Feb. 5 Denver* ASU Convocation Center 3:05
Feb. 10 Louisiana-Monroe* Monroe, La. 5:30
Feb. 16 Louisiana-Lafayette* Lafayette, La. 7:00
Feb. 19 Troy* Troy, Ala. 5:15
Feb. 23 North Texas* ASU Convocation Center 7:05
Feb. 26 UALR* ASU Convocation Center 3:05
Mar. 5-8 Sun Belt Conference Tournament Hot Springs, Ark. TBA
All Times Central Time
% SMU Tournament
#TAMUCC Islander Tip-Off
*Sun Belt Conference Game