DENTON (8/29/2005) - The University of North Texas has announced its 2005-06 women’s basketball schedule that includes 14 home games, the second most in school history. The Mean Green will face six teams that made post-season appearances, including three teams that advanced to the NCAA tournament.
"We are extremely excited about the number of home games on our 2005-2006 schedule. This will provide a great opportunity for our fans to see high quality women’s basketball in the Super Pit more than ever" said Head Coach Tina Slinker. "Our non-conference schedule will also provide us with a good test and get us ready for the Sun Belt Conference".
The 14 home games for the Mean Green are the most at home since the 1995-96 season. North Texas has dominated at the Super Pit over the past seven seasons with a record of 62-19.
The non-conference schedule is highlighted by home games against SMU and UTEP, a battle with Boston College in the New Hampshire Classic, along with a road game at Texas.
North Texas will open the 2005-06 season with two home games against Stephen F. Austin and Southern Arkansas. The Mean Green will then travel to Durham, New Hampshire to take on Boston College in the first round of the New Hampshire Tournament.
North Texas begins Sun Belt Conference play on January 5 at New Orleans. North Texas will play seven SBC home games, highlighted by a five-game homestand beginning with conference newcomer Troy.
North Texas will host defending conference champion Middle Tennessee on February 8 in the final home game of the season before embarking on a four-game road trip to conclude the regular season.
The 2006 SBC Tournament will be hosted by Middle Tennessee and played March 3-7.