UWA women’s basketball announces schedule

LIVINGSTON – Twenty-six NCAA South Region games and preseason exhibitions against Alabama and Southern Miss highlight the 2013-14 University of West Alabama women’s basketball schedule.

“This is a very competitive schedule with 26 region games, very challenging for a young team,” head coach Craig Roden said. “Plus, we highlight our non-conference schedule by play home-and-home with Tuskegee, who was an NCAA playoff team last year.”

The Tigers open the exhibition portion of the season Nov. 4 at Alabama, following by a trip to Southern Miss on Nov. 8.

The 2013-14 regular season begins when Tuskegee visits Pruitt Hall Gym on Nov. 13, the first of 13 home games.

West Alabama opens the Gulf South Conference portion of its schedule at Alabama-Huntsville on Dec. 14. The first home GSC matchup is Dec. 19 against Delta State. Both the Lady Chargers and Lady Statesmen were NCAA Tournament teams last season.

The Gulf South Conference Tournament is set for March 6-9 at Pete Hannah Arena in Birmingham.

Following is the 2013-14 West Alabama women’s basketball schedule:

Date Opponent Location Time

Nov. 11 Alabama# Tuscaloosa, Ala. 7 p.m.

Nov. 8 Southern Miss# Hattiesburg, Miss. 11 a.m.

Nov. 13 Tuskegee Livingston, Ala. 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 14 Stillman Livingston, Ala. 6 p.m.

Nov. 18 Miles Fairfield, Ala. 6 p.m.

Nov. 23 Montevallo Montevallo, Ala. 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 26 Miles Livingston, Ala. 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 3 Tuskegee Tuskegee, Ala. TBA

Dec. 14 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. 3 p.m.

Dec. 19 Delta State Livingston, Ala. 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 21 Christian Brothers Livingston, Ala. 2 p.m.

Jan. 4 Valdosta State Valdosta, Ga. 6 p.m.

Jan. 6 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. 5 p.m.

Jan. 9 West Georgia Carrollton, Ga. 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 11 Shorter Livingston, Ala. 2 p.m.

Jan. 16 Lee Livingston, Ala. 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 23 North Alabama Florence, Ala. 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 25 Union Jackson, Tenn. 6 p.m.

Jan. 30 Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 6 p.m.

Feb. 1 Christian Brothers Memphis, Tenn. 2 p.m.

Feb. 6 Valdosta State Livingston, Ala. 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 8 West Florida Livingston, Ala. 2 p.m.

Feb. 13 West Georgia Livingston, Ala. 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 15 Shorter Rome, Ga. TBA

Feb. 18 Alabama-Huntsville Livingston, Ala. 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 20 Lee Dayton, Tenn. 6 p.m.

Feb. 27 North Alabama Livingston, Ala. 5:30 p.m.

March 1 Union Livingston, Ala. 2 p.m.