2019-20 Schedule

Ignatius L Hoops

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http://www.startribune.com/gophers-learn-big-ten-opponents-for-men-s-and-women-s-2019-2020-basketball-seasons/508711732/

The Gophers women went 21-11 and 9-9 in the Big Ten in Lindsay Whalen’s debut season as head coach. Whalen’s second year will see the U play twice against Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio State and Wisconsin. Showing up just once on the league slate will be Maryland, Michigan, Northwestern and Rutgers at home, and Illinois, Michigan State, Penn State and Purdue on the road.
 

Ignatius L Hoops

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https://bigten.org/news/2019/4/17/2019-20-big-ten-womens-basketball-opponents-announced.aspx

The B1G release:

ILLINOIS
Home: Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Wisconsin
Away: Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Penn State
Home/Away: Indiana, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers

INDIANA
Home: Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Wisconsin
Away: Iowa, Michigan, Penn State, Rutgers
Home/Away: Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue

IOWA
Home: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Ohio State
Away: Michigan, Northwestern, Purdue, Rutgers
Home/Away: Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State, Wisconsin

MARYLAND
Home: Michigan State, Nebraska, Purdue, Rutgers
Away: Illinois, Minnesota, Penn State, Wisconsin
Home/Away: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State

MICHIGAN
Home: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Purdue
Away: Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Wisconsin
Home/Away: Maryland, Michigan State, Northwestern, Penn State, Rutgers

MICHIGAN STATE
Home: Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Wisconsin
Away: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland
Home/Away: Michigan, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers

MINNESOTA
Home: Maryland, Michigan, Northwestern, Rutgers
Away: Illinois, Michigan State, Penn State, Purdue
Home/Away: Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio State, Wisconsin

NEBRASKA
Home: Illinois, Michigan, Penn State, Purdue
Away: Maryland, Michigan State, Northwestern, Rutgers
Home/Away: Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio State, Wisconsin

NORTHWESTERN
Home: Iowa, Nebraska, Purdue, Rutgers
Away: Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio State, Wisconsin
Home/Away: Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State

OHIO STATE
Home: Michigan, Northwestern, Penn State, Wisconsin
Away: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Rutgers
Home/Away: Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue

PENN STATE
Home: Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota
Away: Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue, Wisconsin
Home/Away: Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Rutgers

PURDUE
Home: Iowa, Minnesota, Penn State, Rutgers
Away: Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern
Home/Away: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin

RUTGERS
Home: Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio State
Away: Maryland, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue
Home/Away: Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Wisconsin

WISCONSIN
Home: Maryland, Michigan, Northwestern, Penn State
Away: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Ohio State
Home/Away: Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue, Rutgers
 
I say 11-7 conference record: 3-1 in home only games, 2-2 in away only games and 6-4 in home/away series games. Although a lot can change with transfers etc.
 

Ignatius L Hoops

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Looks like the Gophers are playing at George Washington on dec 10th.
https://gwsports.com/news/2019/7/12/womens-basketball-announces-challenging-non-conference-schedule.aspx
The Colonials won't travel outside of the District for the rest of the slate, starting with a home matchup against Minnesota (Dec. 10). The Golden Gophers, coming off a trip to the WNIT, are the lone program on the schedule that the Colonials have never faced. GW has now hosted at least one Power 5 non-conference foe in 22 of the last 23 campaigns dating back to 1996-97.
 
Historically, the full schedule for both women's and men's basketball appears sometime during the run of the fair as the Big Ten releases the schedule in late August. We can hope that this history continues to repeat!
 

Ski U Mah Gopher

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Historically, the full schedule for both women's and men's basketball appears sometime during the run of the fair as the Big Ten releases the schedule in late August. We can hope that this history continues to repeat!
Usually, it's a week before the fair.

That way they have the ticket specials at the booth ready to go.
 
It would be the Vancouver Showcase. If you look at the article and review their schedule, Houston has Stanford, Syracuse, Mississippi State and Gophers listed but not on regular games listed up top. one would assume those are 5 of the 8 teams that will go to 2019 Vancouver showcase. hell of a tournament if gophers are in that if you ask me.


I also see Minnesota mentioned in this University of Houston article (3rd paragraph), but not on their non-conference schedule. Maybe they're talking about a holiday tournament, I'm not sure...

https://uhcougars.com/news/2019/7/8/womens-basketball-houston-announces-non-conference-schedule.aspx
 
Updated schedule known to date:

Sunday November 10th-Vermont

Sunday November 17th-Arizona State

Saturday November 23rd- Montana State

Vancouver Showcase Tournament (Thursday November 28th, Friday November 29th and Saturday November 30th)
(Known/Listed Team: Gophers, Houston, Stanford, Syracuse, Mississippi State and 3 remaining)

Wednesday December 4th- at Notre Dame

Tuesday December 10th-at George Washington

Assuming its another 11 game non-conference schedule, there is only 3 remaining games to be found out. Montana State and Vermont each have seniors from MN so my guess is that was the planning behind adding them.
 

Waffle

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It would be the Vancouver Showcase. If you look at the article and review their schedule, Houston has Stanford, Syracuse, Mississippi State and Gophers listed but not on regular games listed up top. one would assume those are 5 of the 8 teams that will go to 2019 Vancouver showcase. hell of a tournament if gophers are in that if you ask me.
Cal Baptist is also at the Vancouver Showcase.
 

Ignatius L Hoops

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https://ucdavisaggies.com/news/2019/8/19/womens-basketball-reigning-big-west-champs-release-2019-20-schedule.aspx

Add UC Davis:
Sunday, Dec. 15 — AT MINNESOTA: The Golden Gophers finished 21-11 overall and 9-9 in the Big Ten Conference, finishing tied for sixth during the regular season… They advanced to the second round of the WNIT before falling to Cincinnati… This will be the first meeting between Minnesota and UC Davis, and only the second meeting with a Big Ten school after the Aggies battled Indiana in the "Elite Eight" of the 2018 WNIT… The Golden Gophers return three of their top four scorers off of last season's squad, led by junior guard Destiny Pitts, who averaged 16.3 ppg and shot 42 percent from the field.
With UC Davis:

279 Vermont
219 @ George Washington
150 Montana State
71 UC Davis
16 Arizona State
2 @ Notre Dame
 
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Ignatius L Hoops

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http://www.aueagles.com/sports/w-baskbl/2019-20/releases/20190820jjmwj4

Add a visit to the American University Eagles:

Included in the 11-game nonconference schedule is an exciting home slate, featuring WNIT Tournament qualifiers Villanova (November 14), High Point (Nov. 18), and Minnesota (Dec. 8), and local foe George Washington (December 22)
279 Vermont
219 @ George Washington
150 Montana State
75 @ American
71 UC Davis
16 Arizona State
2 @ Notre Dame
 
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No schedule out yet....but the ticket deal at the fair is for the November 17 Arizona State game. Four tickets for $10. That is the only women's basketball ticket offer at the fair as of today.
 
Looks like its one more game that is unknown and we will know the whole non-conference schedule. My guess is that it will be a home game sometime.
It's worth noting that Notre Dame is unlikely to have an RPI that good this season, having lost virtually everyone. In fact, they may be the victim of the same kind of success Minnesota has found in South Bend in the past?
 
It's worth noting that Notre Dame is unlikely to have an RPI that good this season, having lost virtually everyone. In fact, they may be the victim of the same kind of success Minnesota has found in South Bend in the past?
Good point.

But even if ND gets an RPI in the 40s, beating them away would be a huge feather in our own RPI. Go Gophers, beat up on inexperienced Irish!

Besides, ND will have a ton of high-RPI teams on its schedule, so the way RPI works, we’ll benefit from that big-time. Getting ND on the schedule could prove to be a huge coup for Whay and the team.
 

Ignatius L Hoops

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Big Ten Conference Schedules released:


https://gophersports.com/news/2019/8/23/womens-basketball-releases-big-ten-schedule.aspx

The 38th season of Big Ten competition for the Minnesota women's basketball team starts on the road at Penn State on Dec. 28 and wraps up at home against Maryland on March 1, the Big Ten Conference announced Friday. In all, the Gophers will play 18 league games with nine at Williams Arena and nine on the road.

The team's non-conference schedule, as well as tipoff times and TV/online coverage, will be announced at later dates. Fans can guarantee their seats to all of the team's home games by purchasing season tickets on GopherSports.com


https://bigten.org/news/2019/8/23/2019-20-big-ten-womens-basketball-conference-slate-announced.aspx

Opening Day

Saturday, December 28
Northwestern at Illinois
Michigan State at Indiana
Michigan at Maryland
Iowa at Nebraska
Purdue at Ohio State
Minnesota at Penn State
Rutgers at Wisconsin
First home game versus Ohio State

Tuesday, December 31
Illinois at Iowa
Penn State at Michigan
Nebraska at Michigan State
Ohio State at Minnesota
Maryland at Northwestern
Wisconsin at Purdue
Indiana at Rutgers
 
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With the update, here is how its (mostly) looking for 19-20 season. Still unknown on 1-2 non-conference games and opponents of Vancouver showcase.

Sunday Nov. 10 Vermont

Sunday Nov. 17 Arizona State

Saturday Nov. 23 Montana State


Vancouver Showcase Tournament (Thursday November 28th, Friday November 29th and Saturday November 30th)

Wednesday Dec. 4 at Notre Dame

Sunday Dec. 8 at American

Tuesday Dec. 10 at George Washington

Sunday, Dec. 15 UC Davis

Saturday, Dec. 28 at Penn State

Tuesday, Dec. 31 Ohio State

Saturday, Jan. 4 at Nebraska

Thursday, Jan. 9 Northwestern

Sunday, Jan. 12 at Illinois

Thursday, Jan. 16 Iowa

Sunday, Jan. 19 at Purdue

Wednesday, Jan. 22 Wisconsin

Monday, Jan. 27 at Indiana

Thursday, Jan. 30 Nebraska

Sunday, Feb. 2 Rutgers


Thursday, Feb. 6 at Wisconsin

Monday, Feb. 10 Michigan

Thursday, Feb. 13 at Ohio State

Monday, Feb. 17 at Michigan State

Sunday, Feb. 22 Indiana

Thursday, Feb. 27 at Iowa

Sunday, March 1 Maryland
 
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