BAKERSFIELD, Calif.- Head women's basketball coach Greg McCall has announced the 2017-18 schedule for the Roadrunners with 13 home dates for the upcoming season.
The Roadrunners will open the season with an exhibition against Stanislaus State on November 7 at 7 P.M. in the Icardo Center. The Roadrunners and Warriors were former conference-mates in the CCAA when the Roadrunners were an NCAA Division II program. The ‘Runners open their regular-season on Nov. 11 at UTEP before returning home for their official home opener on Tuesday, Nov. 14 vs. Fresno Pacific.
Other non-conference home games for the Roadrunners will be Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 22, Whittier College on Dec. 16, Nebraska-Omaha on Dec. 18 and UC Irvine on New Year's Eve.
Road games out of conference for CSUB this season are San Jose State on Nov. 17, Women's Final Four participant Stanford Nov. 19, Southern Utah on Nov. 27, SMU on Dec. 3, UC Riverside on Dec. 6, South Dakota on Dec. 9, Boise State on Dec. 20 and Cal Poly on Dec. 29.
The Roadrunners have played a very-tough preseason schedule the last several years and have maintained competiveness this season but scaled back in terms of road games against teams from Power 5 Conferences.
“I am very excited about the schedule that we have this season. It will still be very competitive, but we will have only one Pac-12 team to face, which is a return game to Stanford,” McCall said. “The other non-conference teams will be tough but will prepare us for another exciting and challenging conference schedule in the WAC.”
CSUB opens Western Athletic Conference play at home on Saturday, Jan. 6 when they host Utah Valley at 1 P.M. The ‘Runners will spend the following week of WAC play on the road at UTRGV and NM State before turning home for a season-long three-game home stand when they host UMKC on Jan. 18, Chicago State on Jan. 20 and Seattle U on Jan. 27.
The Roadrunners have just two home games in February against NM State (Feb. 8) and UTRGV (Feb. 10). They conclude the WAC regular season on March 3 at home vs. Grand Canyon.
The Western Athletic Conference Tournament will once again be held at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas March 7-10.
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