Indiana women’s basketball schedule released

Here’s the release from IU athletics:

The Indiana women’s basketball team will play host to 15 regular season contests in Assembly Hall during the 2013-14 season as the schedule was announced on Tuesday, Aug. 27. Television assignments and remaining game times will be announced as they become available.

“We are excited about the upcoming schedule and the start of our second season,” head coach Curt Miller said. “The non-conference schedule includes seven home games and a number of contests against in-state opponents. The Big Ten schedule includes 12 games against opponents that played in the postseason last year. This will be a challenge for our inexperienced roster with nine players dressing for the first time in their IU career.”

The Hoosiers will begin year two of the Miller era by hosting Oakland on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. ET. IU will then take to the road for a pair of contests against in-state institutions IPFW on Nov. 12 and Indiana State on Nov. 15.

Indiana will then play in the friendly confines of Assembly Hall for its next five games including dates against Central Arkansas (Nov. 18), Butler (Nov. 23), Saint Louis (Nov. 25), USC Upstate (Dec. 1) and the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchup with this year’s opponent being Virginia Tech (Dec. 4).

IU will wrap up its non-conference schedule with four of five contests away from Bloomington. The Hoosiers will head to Morehead State on Dec. 8 before hosting Milwaukee on the Dec. 11. Indiana will then take to the road against IUPUI (Dec. 15), Cleveland State (Dec. 21) and Xavier (Dec. 29).

The 16-game Big Ten schedule will get rolling with the Iowa Hawkeyes visiting Assembly Hall for the first time in two years on Jan. 2. Indiana plays in-state rival Purdue only once this season as the two teams will clash in West Lafayette on Jan. 6 prior to the Hoosiers returning to Bloomington to battle Ohio State on Jan. 11.

On Jan. 15, Wisconsin will await IU in Madison and then the Hoosiers will welcome Minnesota to Assembly Hall on Jan. 19. Indiana will then have back-to-back road games against Penn State (Jan. 22) and Iowa (Jan. 25) prior to a date with Northwestern at home on Jan. 30.

February gets started with a matchup against the Fighting Illini of Illinois in Champaign on Feb. 2. The Hoosiers will then host four of the next five contests in Bloomington with matchups including Wisconsin (Feb. 8), Penn State (Feb. 13), at Nebraska (Feb. 16), Michigan (Feb. 19) and Illinois (Feb. 22). IU’s final two regular season games will take place on the road at Minnesota on Feb. 27 and at Michigan State on March 2.

The 2014 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament will take place March 6-9 and will return to Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. The Hoosiers will host an exhibition contest in Assembly Hall against Georgetown (Ky.) on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. ET.