CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - The University at Albany, in conjunction with the America East Conference, has released its women's basketball schedule for the 2012-13 season, as announced on Wednesday afternoon. Times and television schedules are still to be determined for some games.
The Great Danes will start the season at home, hosting Fordham on Nov. 9, followed by Long Island on Nov. 13. UAlbany will then travel to Michigan, facing Western Michigan on Nov. 18 and Michigan State on Nov. 21. After returning from the trip West, the Great Danes close out November hosting Dartmouth (11/24) and NJIT (11/28) at SEFCU Arena.
UAlbany will take on cross-town rival Siena at the Times Union Center in downtown Albany on Sat., Dec. 1 as part of a doubleheader with the men's program. The Great Danes will then visit La Salle (12/5) and Canisius (12/8) before traveling to Delaware State on Dec. 15. UAlbany will cross the country before the winter break to play in a tournament at Long Beach State. The Great Danes will take on the host 49ers along with either Canisius or Sam Houston State.
"We are extremely excited about our non-conference schedule this year," said head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson, entering her third season at the helm of the Great Dane program. " The goal was to add more teams that will make us compete at the highest level to prepare us for our America East Conference play."
The Great Danes will kick off the league slate on Wednesday, January 2, visiting UMBC. After traveling to Binghamton on Jan. 5th, UAlbany will host Maine (1/12), New Hampshire (1/16) and Hartford (1/19) before visiting Boston U. on Jan. 23. The Vermont Catamounts will enter SEFCU Arena on Saturday, Jan. 26, while the Great Danes will head to Long Island to take on Stony Brook on Jan. 30.
Binghamton (2/2) and UMBC (2/6) will start play in February, before the Great Danes head north to Maine on Feb. 9, and visit Hartford on Feb. 17. UAlbany will play host to Boston U. (2/21) before returning the trip to Vermont (2/24) and New Hampshire (2/27). The Great Danes will close out America East regular-season play on March 2, hosting Stony Brook at SEFCU Arena.
"All of the teams in the America East are extremely talented this year, with a lot of veteran coaches and players," offered Abrahamson-Henderson. "We will be in for a tremendous challenge every game we compete in. We are really excited for the 2012-2013 season."
Both America East Conference Men's & Women's Championships will take place in UAlbany's home arena on March 8-10.
2012-13 University at Albany Women's Basketball Schedule
November: 9 (Fri.) vs. Fordham; 13 (Tues.) vs. Long Island; 18 (Sat.) at Western Michigan; 21 (Weds.) at Michigan State; 24 (Sat.) vs. Dartmouth; 28 (Wed.) vs. NJIT.
December: 1 (Sat.) at Siena; 5 (Wed.) at LaSalle; 8 (Sat.) at Canisius; 15 (Sat.) at Delaware State; 20 (Thurs.) Canisius/Sam Houston State; 21 (Fri.) Long Beach State.
January: 2 (Wed.) at UMBC; 5 (Sat.) at Binghamton; 12 (Sat.) vs. Maine; 16 (Wed.) vs. New Hampshire; 19 (Sat.) vs. Hartford; 23 (Wed.) at Boston U.; 26 (Sat.) vs. Vermont; 30 (Wed.) at Stony Brook.
February: 2 (Sat.) vs. Binghamton; 6 (Wed.) vs. UMBC; 9 (Sat.) at Maine; 17 (Sun.) at Hartford; 21 (Thurs.) vs. Boston U.; 24 (Sun.) at Vermont; 27 (Wed.) at New Hampshire.
March: 2 (Sat.) vs. Stony Brook.