Aug. 3, 2012
Boca Raton, FL - Florida Atlantic University women’s basketball team and first-year head coach Kellie Lewis-Jay have consecutive road games against the Southeastern Conference’s Mississippi State University and the Big Ten Conference’s University of Wisconsin to highlight the 2012-13 schedule.
“The opportunity to play Mississippi State and Wisconsin is great for our program,” said Lewis-Jay. “This schedule will challenge us and prepare our players for an extremely competitive Sun Belt Conference schedule. I am very excited for the season to get underway in November.”
FAU will travel to Mississippi State on Friday, December 7 before heading north to battle Wisconsin on Monday, December 10. The game against the Badgers marks the second straight season that the Owls have played a Big 10 opponent (Michigan).
The Owls open the season with road games at Georgia Southern University on Friday, November 9 and in-state opponent Bethune-Cookman University on Friday, November 16. Another schedule highlight will be the University of Miami’s post-Thanksgiving holiday tournament on Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24.
Lewis-Jay will make her home regular-season coaching debut in the FAU Arena on Sunday, November 18 against Jacksonville University. The team starts Sun Belt Conference (SBC) action with home games against the University of South Alabama on Wednesday, November 28 and Arkansas State University on Saturday, December 1.
FAU will close out the non-conference schedule against in-state rival Stetson University on Saturday, December 15.
Florida Atlantic is coming off a 17-13 season, a second-place finish in the SBC’s East Division (12-4 record) and a first-round game in the 2012 Women’s National Invitational Tournament.
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