Texas Tech Releases 2014-15 Women's Basketball Non-Conference Schedule

Published 08/11 2014 04:46PM

Updated 08/11 2014 04:48PM

LUBBOCK, Texas (Texas Tech Press Release) - The 2014-15 Texas Tech women's basketball season will begin Nov. 14 at United Supermarkets Arena when the Lady Raiders open their non-conference schedule against Jacksonville State, as announced by Texas Tech athletics on Monday.
Tech will play a total of 12 non-conference games - 10 of which will be played at home before starting Big 12 Conference play in January.
The Lady Raiders will end non-conference play on Dec. 30 against Houston Baptist. The full schedule, combined with the guaranteed nine home games during Big 12 play, gives Tech 19 home games this season. The conference office is expected to announce the Big 12 schedule later this week.
"We are so excited to play 19 games at home this season," said Tech head coach Candi Whitaker, who enters her second season at the helm. "We have the best fans in college basketball and its going to give them a lot of opportunities to come out and see our young team play at home."
The season begins with four-straight home games against Jacksonville State, Texas State (Nov. 18), Arizona (Nov. 21) and Morgan State (Nov. 23) before the Lady Raiders travel to the Bahamas over Thanksgiving to take on Purdue (Nov. 28) and either George Washington or NC State on Nov. 29.
Tech will then return home for two contests against Abilene Christian (Dec. 3) and UT-Pan American (Dec. 14). The Lady Raiders open the Athletes in Action Tournament on Dec. 19 hosting Nicholls, UTSA and Houston for the three-day tournament. There will be two games each day during the tournament at United Supermarkets Arena for fans to enjoy over the holiday break.
"We love the opportunity to pair with Basketball Travelers and host the Athletes in Action Tournament," Whitaker said. "It will be great to return home right around finals and Christmas time, and give our kids one more opportunity to play at home prior to Big 12 starting."
Season tickets for Lady Raider basketball are now on sale. Fans can renew or purchase their new seats in select areas by calling the Texas Tech ticket office at (806) 742-8324 or by going online to TexasTech.com/tickets.

DATE                        OPPONENT                                              LOCATION                              TIME
Nov. 14                   Jacksonville State                                Lubbock, Texas                    TBA
Nov. 18                   Texas State                                               Lubbock, Texas                    TBA
Nov. 21                   Arizona                                                      Lubbock, Texas                  TBA
Nov. 23                   Morgan State                                         Lubbock, Texas                   TBA
Nov. 28                   Purdue ^                                                   Freeport, Bahamas            TBA
Nov. 29                   GWU / NC State ^                                 Freeport, Bahamas            TBA
Dec. 3                      Abilene Christian                                Lubbock, Texas                    TBA
Dec. 14                   UT-Pan American                                 Lubbock, Texas                    TBA
Dec. 19-21            Nicholls, UTSA, Houston #               Lubbock, Texas                    TBA
Dec. 30                   Houston Baptist                                    Lubbock, Texas                 TBA
^ - Junkanoo Jam / St. George’s Gymnasium / Freeport, Bahamas
# - Athletes in Action Tournament / United Supermarkets Arena / Lubbock, Texas

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