Bulldogs release non-conference slate

Vic Schaefer guided Mississippi State to the WNIT Quarterfinals last season.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Vic Schaefer guided Mississippi State to the WNIT Quarterfinals last season. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi State saw its season end in the quarterfinals of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament last year.

The Bulldogs will begin the year in the Preseason NIT starting the 2014-14 season with a Nov. 14 home contest against Mercer at 8 p.m. as part of a doubleheader with the men’s basketball team, which opens the year with Western Carolina at 5:30 p.m.

MSU will play an exhibition game Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. against Arkansas Fort-Smith before playing a guaranteed three games in the WNIT.

Vic Schaefer‘s squad will play home dates with Louisiana-Monroe (Nov. 25), North Dakota State (Dec. 2), Southeastern Louisiana (Dec. 7), Louisiana Tech (Dec. 11), Mississippi Valley State (Dec. 15) and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Dec. 29).

The Bulldogs have road outings at New Orleans (Nov. 29), Southern Miss (Dec. 14) and Louisiana-Lafayette (Dec. 17).

State’s non-conference slate also features an appearance in the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic. The Bulldogs will battle Illinois-Chicago on Dec. 20 and Miami (Ohio) the following day at the South Point Hotel Arena.

“We have some road games that are certainly concerning for me as the head coach. We are going into some places to play some teams that are notoriously well-coached and disciplined,” Schaefer said in a release. “The trip to Las Vegas right before Christmas will give us a good opportunity to show a different part of the country who we are and what we are about.”

The Southeastern Conference schedule has not been released yet.

Mississippi State Women’s Basketball
2014-2015 Schedule

Nov. 9 (Sun.) – Arkansas-Fort Smith (Exhibition) – 2 p.m.

Nov. 14 (Fri.) –  % Mercer – 8 p.m.

Nov. 16 – % WNIT Second Round

Nov. 20 – % WNIT Semifinals

Nov. 23 – % WNIT Championship (CBS Sports Network) – 2 p.m.

Nov. 25 (Tues.) – Louisiana-Monroe – 7 p.m.

Nov. 29 (Sat.) – at New Orleans – 2 p.m.

Dec. 2 (Tues.) – North Dakota State – 7 p.m.

Dec. 7 (Sun.) – Southeastern Louisiana – 2 p.m.

Dec. 11 (Thurs.) – Louisiana Tech – 7 p.m.

Dec. 14 (Sun.) – at Southern Mississippi – 2 p.m.

Dec. 15 (Mon.) – Mississippi Valley State – 7 p.m.

Dec. 17 (Wed.) – at Louisiana-Lafayette – 11 a.m.

Dec. 20 (Sat.) – ^ Illinois-Chicago – 9:30 p.m.

Dec. 21 (Sun.) – ^ Miami (Ohio) – 4 p.m.

Dec. 29 (Mon.) – Arkansas-Pine Bluff – 7 p.m.

% – Women’s NIT
^ – Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic (South Point Hotel Arena; Las Vegas, Nev.)
Home Games In Bold
All Times Central
Times Subject To Change


I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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