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.
2014 TEXAS TECH WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
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