NEW BRITAIN - The Central Connecticut State womenâ€™s basketball teamâ€™s non-conference schedule for the upcoming season is certainly set up to be an interesting one.
The 11-game slate includes opponents from the America East, ACC, Atlantic Sun, Atlantic 10, Conference USA, Ivy League, Mid-American, and Patriot League conferences, including a pair of games in Florida the school announced Thursday. Overall, the Blue Devils will face a total of five squads that played in postseason tournaments in 2018-19.
â€śWe're looking forward to playing against a number of quality opponents," CCSU head coach Beryl Piper said in a statement. â€śThe schedule will challenge our team and help prepare them to play in the Northeast Conference as we look to play in the postseason.â€ť
Piper is set to lead the Blue Devils into her 13th season at the helm of her alma mater and has a career record of 149-210, including 7-21 in 2018-19.
CCSU will start the season with consecutive road games, opening the campaign on Nov. 5 at Buffalo, which qualified for the NCAA Tournament last season. The Blue Devils will then travel to ACC-opponent Pittsburgh on, Nov. 11.
CCSU hosts Brown to Detrick Gymnasium for the home-opener on Nov. 14. Following consecutive road games at Lehigh (Nov. 18) and Duquesne (Nov. 26), CCSU will play back-to-back home games against Albany (Dec. 1) and UMass Lowell (Dec. 5).
The teamâ€™s non-conference schedule will conclude with four consecutive road games. The Blue Devils will travel to New Hampshire on Dec. 8, before going to Florida for a pair of games. CCSU will play at Florida Atlantic on Dec. 15 and then play at Florida Gulf Coast on Dec. 17.
The Blue Devils' non-conference schedule will be closed out with a game at local rival Hartford on Dec. 21, before beginning the Northeast Conference portion of its schedule in January.
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