Mean Green WBB Head Coach Mike Petersen Has Announced the 2013-14 Schedule
Texas A&M Highlights Nonconference Portion, NT Opens Up C-USA Play At Middle Tennessee
Aug 15, 2013
DENTON, Texas -
North Texas women’s basketball coach Mike Petersen has announced his team’s 2013-14 schedule.
The schedule features 14 regional opponents (Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana schools) and all C-USA games will take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays per the league’s new scheduling format.
The slate’s non-conference portion features eight home games, a rarity for the program but a standard coach Petersen hopes to continue for the Mean Green.
“The eight home games during non-conference give our fans a chance to be a part of what we are doing in November and December,” coach Petersen said. “It is a great improvement over how we have traditionally handled this part of our schedule in years past.”
The early schedule includes six opponents that finished with more than 20 wins last season, highlighted by a matchup with Texas A&M on Nov. 11 at the Super Pit.
On Nov. 20, the Mean Green will travel south for a contest against Houston, then migrate to Stillwater, Okla., for a tilt with the Cowgirls on Dec. 1.
North Texas will wrap up non-conference with a trip to Colorado for a tournament hosted by former conference opponent Denver, then host SMU on Dec. 21 at the Super Pit.
“We are pleased to have several challenging opponents on our schedule for November and December,” Petersen said. “There will be plenty of challenges for us prior to the start of league play, no question about it.”
North Texas will play its first C-USA game against familiar foe Middle Tennessee on Jan. 8, 2014, then travel to North Carolina for its first ever game against Charlotte on Jan. 11.
“Obviously, we are excited about the way our C-USA schedule turned out,” coach Petersen said. “We are looking forward to developing new rivalries and going to new places.”
NT will enjoy the week of Jan. 22-25 on the Florida coasts as it takes on FIU and Florida Atlantic.
The Mean Green will also return to New Orleans again - this time as a conference opponent - to take on Tulane, a series historically dominated by the Green Wave.
North Texas will also play East Carolina for the first time in program history on Feb. 15, and end conference play against Southern Miss on March 5, another program first.
The women’s basketball Conference USA championships will be held in El Paso, Texas, March 11-15. All 16 schools qualify for the tournament.
Nov. 9 UMKC
Nov. 11 Texas A&M
Nov. 20 at Houston
Nov. 23 Abilene Christian
Nov. 24 Bethune Cookman
Nov. 26 Grand Canyon
Dec. 1 at Oklahoma State
Dec. 4 at UTA
Dec. 15 vs. Northern Colorado
Dec. 17 at Denver
Dec. 21 SMU.
Dec. 29 Missouri State
Jan. 4 Cameron .
Jan. 8 at Middle Tennessee*
Jan. 11 at Charlotte*
Jan. 15 Marshall*
Jan. 18 UTSA*
Jan. 22 at FIU*
Jan. 25 at Florida Atlantic*
Jan. 29 Tulsa*
Feb. 1 UAB*
Feb. 5 at Tulane*
Feb. 8 Old Dominion*
Feb. 15 at East Carolina*
Feb. 19 UTEP*
Feb. 22 at Tulsa*
Feb. 26 at Rice*
March 1 Louisiana Tech*
March 5 Southern Miss*