ABILENE, Texas -- New head coach Melanie Chonko has released the 2013-14 schedule for the Hardin-Simmons women's basketball team.
With the change in the landscape of the American Southwest Conference, the schedule format has also changed. HSU will now play all of the other 11 teams both home and away and the division format has gone away.
HSU, who played last season without a travel partner, will now be paired with Texas-Dallas.
With the 22 game conference format, HSU only has to fill three non-conference games. HSU will open the season at the Southwestern Tip Off Classic in Georgetown on Nov. 15-16. The Cowgirls will play Southwestern on Nov. 15 and Trinity on Nov. 16. The other non-conference game will be against former ASC foe Schreiner on Nov. 25.
The Cowgirls open league play against defending league champion Texas-Dallas on Nov. 30 at the Mabee Complex and then will be on the road at Ozarks and Texas-Tyler on Dec. 5 and 7 and return home for a Dec. 14 game against Howard Payne. HSU closes the fall semester on Dec. 17 at Sul Ross State.
HSU will play Mississippi College and Louisiana College on Jan. 2 and 4 at home and then go to East Texas Baptist and LeTourneau the following week. The Cowgirls then play four straight games at home against Concordia and Mary Hardin-Baylor and Texas-Tyler and Ozarks.
That is followed by a stretch of four of five games on the road, beginning with UTD on Jan. 27 and Howard Payne on Jan. 30. A home game with Sul Ross State on Feb. 1 is followed by a trip to Louisiana College and Mississippi College.
HSU plays at home against LeTourneau and East Texas Baptist on Feb. 13 and 15 and then closes the season at Mary Hardin-Baylor and Concordia on Feb. 20 and 22.
Date Opponent Time
Nov. 15 at Southwestern (Tex.) 8 p.m.
Nov. 16 vs. Trinity (Tex.) at Georgetown, Texas 5 p.m.
Nov. 25 Schreiner 6 p.m.
Nov. 30 Texas-Dallas * 1 p.m.
Dec. 5 at Ozarks * 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 7 at Texas-Tyler * 1 p.m.
Dec. 14 Howard Payne * TBA
Dec. 17 at Sul Ross State * 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 2 Mississippi College * 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 4 Louisiana College * 1 p.m.
Jan. 9 at East Texas Baptist * 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 11 at LeTourneau * 1 p.m.
Jan. 16 Concordia (Texas) * 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 18 Mary Hardin-Baylor * 1 p.m.
Jan. 23 Texas-Tyler * 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 25 Ozarks * 1 p.m.
Jan. 27 at Texas-Dallas * 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 30 at Howard Payne * 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 1 Sul Ross State * 1 p.m.
Feb. 6 at Louisiana College * 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 8 at Mississippi College * 1 p.m.
Feb. 13 LeTourneau * 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 15 East Texas Baptist * 1 p.m.
Feb. 20 at Mary Hardin-Baylor * 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 22 at Concordia (Texas) * 1 p.m.
Feb. 28-March 2 ASC Tournament (at top seed)
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