USM women's hoops releases schedule

USM women's hoops releases schedule

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The college football game officially has Saturdays on lock. Let us not forget that the hoops season is around the corner, though.

With practices across the land opening up soon, the University of Southern Mississippi women's basketball squad has released it's schedule. The Lady Eagles will open the 2016-17 campaign on Nov. 8 at Reed Green Coliseum against Mississippi College. Their first official game will be Nov. 13 at home against the University of new Orleans.

USM's non-conference slate also includes Tulane (Nov. 20), Alcorn State (Nov. 25) and Mississippi State (Dec. 10), which will be played at Reed Green.

The Lady Eagles will play in the Puerto Rico Classic on Dec. 19-21. They will face California, Xavier and Northern Kentucky.

Conference USA play will begin on Dec. 30 at Louisiana Tech. USM went 14-16 overall and 7-11 in league play last year.