Trips to Vegas and Tulane highlight the newly released women’s basketball schedule

Michael Smith

The Georgia Southern women’s basketball schedule has been announced for the 2019-2020 season.

After a 7-22 record last year, The Eagles will attempt to create a new buzz for first year Head Coach Anita Howard’s program with a pair of exhibitions against Coker and Coastal Georgia on Oct. 30 and Nov 5, both at home.

GS opens regular season play at Furman on Nov. 10, and hosts its first regular season game a week later when it welcomes in-state opponent Kennesaw State to Hanner.  

After hosting North Dakota three days later, GS will play, oddly, eight consecutive games away from home, including a competition at Mercer Dec. 7, a game the Eagles lost 79-72 in 2018.

In what will probably be a highlight for the team, GS will compete in the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic on Dec. 19-20. 

After a game at Tulane ten days later, GS opens Sun Belt play with visiting Louisiana-Monroe Jan. 2 and follows that game up two days later against Louisiana-Lafayette. 

The Eagles will host Georgia State Jan. 25 and App State Feb 22. GS heads to Boone Feb. 1 and closes the regular season in Atlanta March 7. The full schedule can be viewed below.

Oct. 30 vs Coker

Nov. 5 vs Coastal Georgia

Nov. 10 @ Furman

Nov. 17 vs Kennesaw State

Nov. 20 vs North Dakota

Nov. 23 @ Bethune-Cookman 

Nov. 26 @ Winthrop

Dec. 1 @ Wofford

Dec. 7 @ Mercer

Dec. 16 @ Ole Miss

Dec. 19 vs Kent State (Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic)

Dec. 20 vs St. Francis Brooklyn (Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic)

Dec. 30 @ Tulane

Jan. 2 vs Louisiana Monroe

Jan. 4 vs Louisiana Lafayette

Jan. 9 @ Arkansas Little Rock

Jan. 11 @ Arkansas State

Jan. 16 vs Troy

Jan. 18 vs South Alabama

Jan. 25 vs Georgia State

Jan. 30 @ Coastal Carolina

Feb. 1 @ App State

Feb. 6 vs Arkansas Little Rock

Feb. 8 vs Arkansas State

Feb. 13 @ Louisiana Monroe

Feb. 15 @ Louisiana Lafayette

Feb. 20 vs Coastal Carolina

Feb. 22 vs App State

Feb. 27 @ Texas State

Feb. 29 UT Arlington

March 7 @ Georgia State

March 11-15- Sun Belt Conference Championships

Michael Smith, The George-Anne Sports Reporter,