Big 12 Announces Women's Basketball Schedule

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Tyler Pigg
By Tyler Pigg
Associate Director of Communications
AUGUST 31, 2017

NORMAN – The Big 12 Conference unveiled its women’s basketball slate on Thursday, completing the University of Oklahoma’s 2017-18 schedule. The Sooners will open league play on Dec. 28 at Lloyd Noble Center against Texas.

Head coach Sherri Coale’s squad will play its remaining eight home conference games Jan. 4 vs. TCU, Jan. 14 vs. Baylor, Jan. 20 vs. Oklahoma State, Jan. 24 vs. Kansas, Jan. 31 vs. Kansas State, Feb. 3 vs. West Virginia, Feb. 21 vs. Iowa State and Feb. 24 vs. Texas Tech.

OU will play its nine road conference games Dec. 31 vs. Iowa State, Jan. 7 at Oklahoma State, Jan. 10 at Texas Tech, Jan. 17 at Kansas State, Jan. 27 at TCU, Feb. 5 at Baylor, Feb. 10 at Kansas, Feb. 17 at West Virginia and Feb. 27 at Texas.

The conference schedule features a full double-round robin format for the seventh consecutive season. Last year, the league sent six teams to the NCAA Tournament.

Oklahoma City and the Chesapeake Energy Arena will host the 2018 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship, March 2-5 (Friday-Monday). This marks the third consecutive year and sixth time overall that the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship will be played in Oklahoma City, where the tournament will remain through 2019.

The Sooners return All-Big 12 selections Maddie Manning, Gabbi Ortiz and Vionise Pierre-Louis from last year’s team that finished with a 23-10 overall record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Oklahoma appeared in its 18th straight NCAA Tournament last season, a run that ranks as the fifth-longest active streak in Division I. OU is just one of 10 Division I men’s or women’s basketball teams in the nation to make every NCAA Tournament since 2000.

The Sooners also announced a second exhibition game to their 2017-18 schedule. OU will host Central Oklahoma on Nov. 3 inside Lloyd Noble Center.

The remaining times and TV selections will be released at a later date.

Dates and times are subject to change. For ticket information, contact the OU Athletics Ticket Office by phone at (800) 456-4668 or click here.

For more information on Oklahoma women’s basketball, follow the Sooners on Twitter (@OU_WBBall) or like Oklahoma Sooners Women’s Basketball on Facebook.

2017-18 Oklahoma Women's Basketball Schedule
Date Opponent Site Time (CT)
Nov. 3 Central Oklahoma (Exh.) Norman TBD
Nov. 7 Southwestern Oklahoma State (Exh.)  Norman TBD
Nov. 10 Belmont Norman TBD
Nov. 13 at DePaul Chicago, Ill. TBD
Nov. 17 SMU Norman TBD
Nov. 21 at Colorado State Ft. Collins, Colo. TBD
Nov. 25 at Oregon ! Eugene, Ore. TBD
Nov. 28 at Little Rock Little Rock, Ark. TBD
Dec. 3 Florida $ Norman TBD
Dec. 6 at South Dakota State Billings S.D. TBD
Dec. 9 South Florida Norman TBD
Dec. 16 New Mexico Norman TBD
Dec. 19 vs. Connecticut ^ Uncasville, Conn. TBD
Dec. 28 vs. Texas Norman TBD
Dec. 31 at Iowa State Ames, Iowa TBD
Jan. 4 TCU Norman TBD
Jan. 7 at Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. TBD
Jan. 10 at Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas TBD
Jan. 14 Baylor Norman TBD
Jan. 17 at Kansas State Manhattan, Kan. TBD
Jan. 20 Oklahoma State Norman TBD
Jan. 24 Kansas Norman TBD
Jan. 27 at TCU Fort Worth, Texas TBD
Jan. 31 Kansas State Norman TBD
Feb. 3 West Virginia Norman TBD
Feb. 5 at Baylor Waco, Texas TBD
Feb. 10 at Kansas Lawrence, Kan. TBD
Feb. 17 at West Virginia Morgantown, W. Va. TBD
Feb. 21 Iowa State Norman TBD
Feb. 24 Texas Tech Norman TBD
Feb. 27 at Texas Austin, Texas TBD
March 2-5 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship Oklahoma City, Okla. TBD

! – PK80 Invitational – Eugene, Ore.
$ –  SEC/Big 12 Challenge – Norman, Okla.
^ – Women's Holiday Showcase – Uncasville, Conn.
Dates and times subject to change

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