Women’s basketball team drops season schedule

Coach Freddie Murray signed a contract extension earlier this year. GSU Athletics/Courtesy photo

    The Grambling State University women’s basketball basketball team has received their schedule for the 2019-2020 season.

In a two-part series the team will play 29 games, 11 non-conference games and 18 SWAC games.

Last year saw the Lady Tigers sit exactly at .500 with a 16-16 record.

The Lady Tigers boasted a 12-6 record in conference play and performed well at home, finishing with eight wins and only three losses.

The Lady Tiigers reached the SWAC Women’s Basketball Tournament last year and narrowly fell in the second round to top-ranked Southern University.

This year, they plan to mirror the success and go further in the postseason.

The team will begin with their first game of the year at home on Nov. 5 to start the season against the Florida Gators. After, that they will travel to Texas and Georgia to play Baylor on Nov. 8 and Georgia Tech on Nov. 10.

The following week they’ll return home for two games against Centenary and U-T Arlington before playing on the road against Kentucky, Northwestern State and Louisiana Tech.

Next on the schedule is the team’s participation in the Florida International Holiday Tournament against FIU and either Austin Peay or Binghamton University.

Away at Wichita State will be the team’s last game of 2019 on Dec. 30. To start off 2020, the team will play at home against Alabama A&M University on Jan. 4 to begin SWAC play. 

The Lady Tigers will consistently play against SWAC opponents until March 7 at the Alabama State Hornets before playing in the 2020 SWAC Women’s Basketball Tournament with goals to rebound from last year.