RICHMOND, Va. – VCU Women's Basketball has released its 2018-19 non-conference schedule that is highlighted by games against two ACC programs, one Big East program and one American Athletic Conference program. The Rams are also set to play in a Thanksgiving Tournament at UTSA and have five home games.
The slate also features a game against 2018 NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina A&T and 2018 WNIT participants Georgetown and Radford. In total, VCU will play five home games, two neutral site games and six games on the road.
"I am looking forward to starting off our 2018-19 campaign with a very challenging non-conference schedule. We've put together an exciting schedule that will also prepare us for a great A-10 season," said head coach Beth O'Boyle.
VCU returns a wealth of young talent from last year's team including seven of its eight top scorers, led by All-Atlantic 10 Rookie Team member Tera Reed. The Rams have also added three new faces in freshmen Kseniya Malashka and Lauryn Thompson as well as junior college transfer KK Tassin. In addition, Jordan Agustus is eligible to play after sitting out last season due to NCAA transfer rules.
The Rams tip off their season by traveling to William & Mary (Nov. 6) before their home opener against Longwood (Nov. 9). VCU will then travel to Chapel Hill for a matchup with ACC foe North Carolina (Nov. 14).
The Rams return home to host another ACC opponent in Wake Forest (Nov. 18) before heading to Texas for the UTSA Thanksgiving Tournament. There, VCU is slated to play Weber State (Nov. 23) and IUPUI (Nov. 25) at UTSA.
The Rams finish out the month of November with a home contest against UNCW (Nov. 28) before hitting the road for three games in 14 days. During that road swing, the Rams travel to Georgetown (Dec. 2), Cincinnati (Dec. 7) and Old Dominion (Dec. 16).
VCU ends their non-conference slate with a three game homestand. 2018 WNIT participant Radford (Dec. 19) (WNIT) and 2018 NCAA Tournament participant North Carolina A&T (Dec. 21). (NCAA Tournament) will both make the trip to Richmond. The Rams final non-conference opponent will be Delaware State (Dec. 31).