2018-19 schedule released for National Champion DWU women’s basketball

2018-19 schedule released for National Champion DWU women’s basketball

MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball schedule has been released for the 2018-19 season, head women's basketball coach Jason Christensen announced Monday.

 The Tigers will begin the season at home in the Corn Palace on Oct. 30 against North Star Athletic Association member, Valley City State University. The Vikings finished the 2017-18 season ranked 14th in the NAIA Division II after losing to the University of Saint Francis in the national tournament. DWU and VCSU will square off for a second time on Feb. 13 in Valley City, N.D.

 One week after playing VCSU, the Tigers travel to Iowa City, Iowa to take on NCAA Division I opponent Iowa University. The Hawkeyes finished last season with an overall record of 24-8, while finishing third in the Big Ten. Iowa made the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball National Tournament where they lost to Creighton University in the first round.

 Less than 24 hours after playing the Hawkeyes, DWU will take on Great Plains Athletic Conference rival Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. The Red Raiders finished last season ranked 11th in the NAIA Division II, while finishing the season in the Fab Four where they lost to Concordia University. On Nov. 20, DWU will host the newest member of the GPAC, as the University of Jamestown comes to the Corn Palace. The Tigers defeated the Jimmies twice last season by 18 points at home and 11 points on the road. The two teams will play again on Jan. 20.

 In the middle of a four-game road trip, DWU will travel to Bellevue, Neb., to take on Bellevue University. The Bruins finished last season receiving votes. After the four-game road trip, the Tigers come home to take on in-state rival Dakota State University. Three days later on Dec. 15, DWU will take on Concordia University in a rematch of last year's National Championship Game where the Tigers defeated the Bulldogs, 82-59. The two teams will play again in Seward, Neb., on Feb. 9.

 On Dec. 19 and 21, DWU will compete in the West Palm Invite. The Tigers will take on Keiser University in the first game, while facing the University of Saint Francis on the second day. USF finished last season receiving votes in the NAIA Division II Coaches' Top 25 Poll, losing to Northwestern College in the NAIA National Tournament Quarterfinals.

 The Tigers conclude the regular season at home on Feb. 16 against Doane University.

Day(s)

Date(s)

   Opponent(s)

Varsity

Location(s)

Game Time(s)

 

Tuesday

30-Oct

   Valley City

Varsity

Mitchell

6:00PM

Saturday

3-Nov

   Dakota State

Varsity

Sioux Falls

6:00PM

Sunday

4-Nov

   Presentation

Varsity

Sioux Falls

4:00PM

Tuesday

6-Nov

   Iowa

Varsity

Iowa City

7:00PM

Wednesday

7-Nov

   Northwestern

Varsity

Orange City

6:00PM

Saturday

10-Nov

   Midland

Varsity

Freemont

2:00 PM

Wednesday

14-Nov

   Dordt

Varsity

Mitchell

6:00PM

Saturday

17-Nov

   Hastings

Varsity

Mitchell

2:00 PM

Tuesday

20-Nov

   Jamestown

Varsity

Mitchell

6:00 PM

Wednesday

28-Nov

   Briar Cliff

Varsity

Sioux City

6:00 PM

Saturday

1-Dec

   Bellevue

Varsity

Bellevue, NE

2:00 PM

Wednesday

5-Dec

   Mount Marty

Varsity

Yankton

6:00 PM

Saturday

8-Dec

   Doane

Varsity

Doane

2:00 PM

Wednesday

12-Dec

   Dakota State

Varsity

Mitchell

6:00 PM

Saturday

15-Dec

   Concordia

Varsity

Mitchell

4:00 PM

Wednesday

19-Dec

 Keisser University

Varsity

West Palm Invite

1:00PM

Friday

21-Dec

   St. Francis

Varsity

West Palm Invite

10:00AM

Wednesday

2-Jan

   Morningside

Varsity

Mitchell

6:00 PM

Saturday

5-Jan

College of St.Mary

Varsity

Omaha

2:00 PM

Wednesday

9-Jan

   Dordt

Varsity

Sioux Center

6:00 PM

Sunday

13-Jan

   Midland

Varsity

Mitchell

2:00 PM

Wednesday

16-Jan

   Northwestern

Varsity

Mitchell

6:00 PM

Saturday

19-Jan

   Hastings

Varsity

Hastings

2:00 PM

Wednesday

23-Jan

   Briar Cliff

Varsity

Mitchell

6:00 PM

Saturday

26-Jan

   Morningside

Varsity

Sioux City

2:00 PM

Wednesday

20-Jan

   Jamestown

Varsity

Jamestown

6:00 PM

Saturday

2-Feb

College of St. Mary

Varsity

Mitchell

4:00 PM

Wednesday

6-Feb

   Mount Marty

Varsity

Mitchell

6:00 PM

Saturday

9-Feb

   Concordia

Varsity

Seward

2:00 PM

Wednesday

13-Feb

   Valley City

Varsity

Valley City

6:00 PM

Saturday

16-Feb

   Doane

Varsity

Mitchell

2:00 PM