KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island women's basketball has a strong schedule for 2018-19, including nine games against teams coming off of postseason play a year ago.
With the release of the Atlantic 10 schedule today, the Rams officially released its complete slate. The challenging schedule also features five Power 5 conference schools
Rhode Island will open the season hosting Boston College from the ACC on November 8. Rhody continues its strong non-conference slate as they travel to face Kentucky (SEC), Clemson (ACC), and Minnesota (Big 10).
Another highlight of the non-conference schedule will be the the third-annual Ocean State Tip-Off Tournament. The Rams will host all four NCAA Division I teams in the state for the two-day tournament Dec. 1-2. The Rams will host Providence (Big East) on the first day, which will be followed by the match up between Brown and Bryant. The winner of each game will advance to the championship game on Dec. 2.
During the conference portion of its slate, Rhode Island is set to host two teams that played in the 2018 NCAA Tournament, George Washington (Jan. 9) and Dayton (Feb. 3). The Rams will also play four teams that played in the WNIT - at Saint Louis (Jan. 16), vs. Fordham (Jan. 24) at George Mason (Jan. 27) and vs. Saint Joseph's (Feb. 24).
The Rams open up league play in the Ryan Center against George Washington on Jan. 9. The Colonials defeated Saint Joseph's in the 2018 A-10 Championship final at the Richmond Coliseum, earning the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Rhody will also host Dayton, who joined GW in the NCAA Tournament and captured the league's regular season title last year.
2018-19 Rhode Island complete schedule:
Thursday, Nov. 8 - Boston College, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 13 - at Robert Morris, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 18 - at Vermont, TBD
Wednesday, Nov. 21 - at Holy Cross, TBD
Tuesday, Nov. 27 - North Dakota, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1 - Providence, TBD (Ocean State Tip-Off Tournament)
Sunday, Dec. 2 - TBD, TBD (Ocean State Tip-Off Tournament)
Thursday, Dec. 6 - at Kentucky, TBD
Saturday, Dec. 8 - at Clemson, TBD
Tuesday, Dec. 11 - Hartford, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 22 - at Minnesota, TBD
Friday, Dec. 28 - Harvard, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 5 - at Richmond, TBD
Wednesday, Jan. 9 - George Washington, TBD
Saturday, Jan. 12 - Davidson, TBD
Wednesday, Jan. 16 - at Saint Louis, TBD
Sunday, Jan. 20 - at VCU, TBD
Thursday, Jan. 24 - Fordham, TBD
Sunday, Jan. 27 - at George Mason, TBD
Wednesday, Jan. 30 - St. Bonaventure, TBD
Sunday, Feb. 3 - Dayton, TBD
Wednesday, Feb. 6 - at La Salle, TBD
Sunday, Feb. 10 - at Massachusetts, TBD
Sunday, Feb. 17 - Duquesne, 1:00 p.m., NBCSN
Thursday, Feb. 21 - at St. Bonaventure, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 24 - Saint Joseph's, TBD
Wednesday, Feb. 27 - at Davidson, TBD
Saturday, March 2 - Massachusetts, TBD
All times Eastern
NBCSN = NBC Sports Network
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