October 9, 2009

WOMEN'S HOOP ANNOUNCES CONFERENCE SLATE

DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire women's basketball head coach Kristin Cole has announced the conference schedule for the upcoming 2009-10 season.

The Wildcats tip off America East play at Lundholm Gymnasium as they take on conference champion Vermont (Jan. 2), in a rematch of last year's quarterfinal America East tournament game.

Following their meeting with the Catamounts, the Wildcats make a pit stop at the Sports Complex to take on Stony Brook (Jan. 6), who in their last meeting with the ‘Cats, were edged 50-49, with a game-deciding jumper by Lauren Wells (West Chester, Pa.) with three seconds to go.

From there, the Wildcats have a two-game homestand, first against Hartford (Jan. 9), followed by Maine (Jan. 12), who the Wildcats defeated in both meetings last season and currently have a five-game winning streak against.

New Hampshire follows it's meeting with rival Maine with five of six games on the road, starting with UMBC (Jan. 16), followed by Dartmouth (Jan. 19), Albany (Jan. 22) and Binghamton (Jan. 24). The ‘Cats return to Durham for a quick stop to face Boston University (Jan. 28) but hit the road once again as they travel to Patrick Gymnasium to play Vermont for their final meeting of the season with the Catamounts.

The month of February tips off with another home game for the Wildcats as they wrap up their season series with the Seawolves (Feb. 3).  The Wildcats then play two of their next three games on the road, traveling to Chase Arena to take on Hartford (Feb. 6) and Alfond Arena to play Maine (Feb. 16). In between the two road games, the Wildcats make a stop in Durham to play UMBC (Feb. 13).

The ‘Cats wrap up the season with two of their last three games at home, facing Albany (Feb. 21) and Binghamton (Feb. 25), followed by a trip down to Boston, Mass. to play Boston University (Feb. 28).

The 2009 America East Tournament will begin on March 4. The University of Hartford will serve as hosts for the third straight year, with all games taking place at Chase Arena in West Hartford, Conn.

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