TULSA, Oklahoma – The University of Tulsa has released the 2011-12 women's basketball schedule and first-year head coach Matilda Mossman and the Golden Hurricane will face some tough competition this season.
The 27-game schedule features 14 home games and TU will face 10 post-season tournament teams from last season.
"This being our first year, we don't know yet what we don't know, but in following the league the last several years I have great respect for the programs and coaches, and I know it will be quality competition night in and night out in Conference USA," said Mossman.
Tulsa opens the season Friday, Nov. 11th at UALR in Little Rock, while the home season opens against BYU on Monday, Nov. 14.
"In terms of our non-conference schedule, being able to bring in a team like BYU and travel to TCU, two teams that are in and out of the top-20, is a great opportunity for fans to see some great college basketball both at home and on a short road trip. I also think it is exciting for a first-year staff to have a couple of double-headers with the men's program to feed off the energy of both games," said Mossman.
TU will close out its non-conference slate with three-of-four games at home, including Grambling State, Nebraska-Omaha and Stephen F. Austin. The Hurricane will make the trip to TCU on Tuesday, Dec. 20th.
Tulsa will open the C-USA slate at home against Southern Miss on Thursday, Jan. 5th. The Hurricane leads the series with the Golden Eagles, 7-1, including wins the last two seasons.
The Golden Hurricane will conclude the regular season at home against SMU on Thursday, March 1st before returning to Memphis for the Conference USA Championship, March 7-10, at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse.
"As a coach, the season is the measuring stick for what you did to prepare your team during the spring, summer and fall," said Mossman. "We are anxious for the season to start to see how far we've come in a short period of time."