Fralick, Falcons Unveil Non-Conference Schedule
A three-game season-opening homestand and a trip to Victoria, B.C., highlight the Bowling Green State University women's basketball team's non-conference schedule. Head coach Robyn Fralick and the Falcons will play a total of four non-league games at the Stroh Center this winter.
The three-game home swing will be followed by a total of eight consecutive games outside the state of Ohio. After playing three times in a 13-day span inside the Stroh, the Falcons will go six weeks before the next home contest.
"We are really excited about our challenging non-conference schedule," said Fralick, who enters her second season at the BGSU helm after an uber-successful decade at Ashland. "We will be tested early and often, which will help prepare us for our incredible league schedule.
"We have a lot of road games which will also help this team continue to grow on and off the court. We had a great summer and I am excited to see how our continued growth in 'team-ness' will prepare us for our season ahead."
The 2019-20 season begins on Wednesday, Nov. 6, when Cleveland State comes to town. BGSU will then host Morehead State (Nov. 9) and Notre Dame College (Nov. 18) before the season's first road trip, at Valparaiso (Nov. 24).
Then, the Orange and Brown will fly west to play three games in three days at the Victoria Invitational. Matchups for the eight-team tournament have not been announced, but participating teams include BGSU, Cal Baptist, Green Bay, Houston, Mississippi State, San Francisco, Stanford and Syracuse.
The Victoria Invitational runs from Nov. 28-30, and all 12 games (four each day) will be played at CARSA Performance Gym at the University of Victoria.
The Falcons will begin the month of December with a trip to Huntington, W.Va., to face Marshall (Dec. 7). Then, BG will meet Milwaukee the following Saturday (Dec. 14) before facing Loyola Chicago two days later (Dec. 16). The latter game will pit the Falcons against a former Falcon great, as Loyola is coached by Kate Achter, a member of the BGSU Athletics Hall of Fame.
The pre-holiday schedule concludes with a trip to Purdue (Dec. 21), and the non-conference slate wraps up when Davis & Elkins comes to the Stroh late in the month (Dec. 30).
The Mid-American Conference schedule is expected to be announced next week. The most up-to-date BGSU women's basketball schedule can always be found by CLICKING HERE.
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BGSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
2019-20 NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Wed. 6 CLEVELAND STATE
Sat. 9 MOREHEAD STATE
Mon. 18 NOTRE DAME COLLEGE
Sun. 24 at Valparaiso
Victoria Invitational (Victoria, British Columbia)
Thu. 28 TBA
Fri. 29 TBA
Sat. 30 TBA
Sat. 7 at Marshall
Sat. 14 at Milwaukee
Mon. 16 at Loyola Univ. Chicago
Sat. 21 at Purdue
Mon. 30 DAVIS & ELKINS
Schedule subject to change
HOME games played at the Stroh Center