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Big South releases 2017-18 women's basketball conference schedule

Big South releases 2017-18 women's basketball conference schedule

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Big South Conference released its 2017-18 women's basketball composite league schedule on Friday. CSU will tip off its conference slate at the Buc Dome against Longwood on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

The 90-game double-round robin slate over a nine-week period begins on Tuesday, Jan. 2 with all 10 teams in action, and each member will play an 18-game schedule as part of the league's Tuesday-Saturday format that has been in place since 2014-15.

"I think they have done a good job of putting the schedule together," head coach Fred Applin said. "We are looking forward to the first game at home against Longwood. Everybody is competitive and every team is capable of winning the Big South Championship."

Schedule highlights include Charleston Southern at Liberty in the second league game of the year on Jan. 6 -- the site of the Buccaneers' 52-50 win over the Lady Flames in the 2017 Big South Quarterfinals for CSU's first-ever victory over Liberty in the conference tournament.  Saturday, Jan. 9, features the 2017 Big South Championship rematch between two-time defending champion UNC Asheville at last year's regular-season champion and tournament runner-up Radford.  The return game will be Feb. 6 in Asheville, N.C.

The Big South's two all-time win leaders for league games -- Liberty's Carey Green (248) and Gardner-Webb's Rick Reeves (144) -- will go head-to-head Saturday, Jan. 13 and Tuesday, Feb. 6.  Also this season, Green is slated to coach his 300th Big South game on Saturday, Feb. 17 when the Lady Flames host UNC Asheville, while Reeves will coach his 250th Big South contest on Saturday, Jan. 20 at home vs. Charleston Southern.  In addition, Saturday, Jan. 13 will be the 100th league game for Charleston Southern's Fred Applin, High Point's DeUnna Hendrix, Longwood's Bill Reinson and UNC Asheville's Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick.

High Point carries the conference's longest active regular-season Big South win streak into the season at four games, while Radford owns the league's active win streak for home conference victories at 12 dating back to 2015-16.  The Highlanders open their Big South season at home on Tuesday, Jan. 2 against Winthrop.

The Big South sent a record four programs to the postseason a year ago, had multiple 20-win programs for the eighth consecutive season, and posted a win over a Power 5 conference during the regular-season.

The 2018 Big South Women's Basketball Championship will again be a four-day event held Thursday-Sunday, March 8-11 at the Vines Center in Lynchburg, Va.  Two first round games open the Championship on March 8 and will be broadcast on the Big South Network/Roku, followed by the quarterfinals (March 9), semifinals (March 10) and finals (March 11) on ESPN3. Confirmed game times and the Conference's TV package will be available at a later date.

Click here to access the 2017-18 Big South Women's Basketball Conference schedule in PDF format.

2017-18 CSU Women's Basketball Big South Conference Schedule

Jan. 2 vs. Longwood

Jan. 6 @ Liberty

Jan. 9 @ Campbell

Jan. 13 vs. Radford

Jan. 16 vs. Winthrop

Jan. 20 @ Gardner-Webb

Jan. 23 vs. UNC Asheville

Jan. 27 vs. High Point

Jan. 30 @ Presbyterian

Feb. 3 @ Longwood

Feb. 6 vs. Campbell

Feb. 10 @ Radford

Feb. 13 @ UNC Asheville

Feb. 17 vs. Gardner-Webb

Feb. 20 @ High Point

Feb. 24 vs. Liberty

Feb. 27 @ Winthrop

Mar. 3 vs. Presbyterian

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