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Women’s Basketball Nonconference Schedule Announced

Syracuse will play an 11-game nonconference schedule to start the 2023-24 season, the second with Felisha Legette-Jack as head coach of the Orange. Legette-Jack and her staff built a competitive schedule that includes three teams that made the NCAA Tournament in 2023 and a fourth that played in the postseason (WNIT).

The Orange begin the season with three-straight home games starting with the opener on Nov. 7 against Lafayette at 7 p.m. Syracuse then hosts Central Connecticut State (Nov. 10) and Coppin State (Nov. 15) before hitting the road for the first time at Maryland on Nov. 19.

The Terrapins are coming off three-straight NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearances, including an Elite Eight berth in 2023. It will be the first trip to College Park for the Orange, who are looking for their first win over Maryland in program history (0-5), since Dec. 2, 2015.

‘Cuse remains on the road and heads west to Las Vegas, Nev., for the South Point Shootout over Thanksgiving week. The Orange will play a pair of games against Northern Iowa (Nov. 24) and Iowa State (Nov. 25). Both teams made the postseason in 2023 with the Panthers playing into the second round of the Women’s NIT and the Cyclones making the NCAA Tournament.

The Orange return home from the desert to host Alabama on Nov. 30 for the first edition of the ACC/SEC Challenge. It marks the first meeting between the two in program history.

Syracuse begins the December portion of the season against Northeastern at 7 p.m. on Dec. 4 and travels to Ohio for its final nonconference road game five days later. Tip-off vs. the Bobcats at the Convocation Center will be announced later.

Central New York rival Cornell visits the JMA Wireless Dome on Dec. 18 and the Orange conclude nonconference play against Saint Francis (PA) on Dec. 21 for their annual School Day game with local greater Syracuse area schools in attendance at 10:30 a.m.

Syracuse is coming off a 20-13 season in which Legette-Jack became the first head coach in program history to lead the team to the postseason in their first season at the helm. The Orange return four starters from last season’s WNIT Super Sixteen squad, including All-ACC and WBCA All-America honorable mention guard Dyaisha Fair. Syracuse added five newcomers to the mix, including graduate transfers Dominique Camp (Akron) and Izabel Varejão (Michigan).

Tickets for the upcoming Syracuse women’s basketball season are on sale now. Fans can purchase online or call the JMA Dome Box Office at 888-DOME-TIX.

To stay updated on the women’s basketball team at Syracuse, follow @CuseWBB on Twitter and Instagram.
 

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