SEC Releases 2013 Women's Basketball Conference Schedule
Aug. 17, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference unveiled the 2013 women's basketball league schedule on Friday morning. This marks the fourth year of the 16-game schedule for women's basketball and the first with 14 teams. The University of Missouri and Texas A&M University officially joined the league on July 1 and will compete in all sports for the first time this upcoming season.
The schedule for women's basketball is a single round robin with one permanent opponent and two random opponents. The permanent opponents are: Alabama - Auburn; Arkansas - Missouri; Florida - Georgia; Kentucky - South Carolina; LSU - Texas A&M; Ole Miss - Mississippi State; and Tennessee - Vanderbilt. The random opponents will change annually.
"We are excited about the schedule and looking forward to the upcoming season," said first-year Auburn head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy. "The SEC is a tough league and we have some tough teams coming into Auburn Arena this season. It gets you going to get the schedule finalized because you know the season is just around the corner and we can't wait to get out and play in front of the Auburn Family."
The Tigers' home schedule for 2013 will feature Arkansas, Ole Miss, Tennessee, LSU, Florida, Alabama, Missouri and Mississippi State. Auburn will meet Missouri, Texas A&M, Kentucky, Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Vanderbilt on the road.
Auburn will open the season at home against Arkansas, an NCAA Tournament team a year ago, on Thursday, Jan. 3. The Tigers will then head out for a meeting against SEC newcomer Missouri in Columbia, Mo., on Sunday, Jan. 6.
Auburn will return home for a Jan. 10 game against Ole Miss before traveling to College Station, Texas for a game against Texas A&M, a NCAA Sweet 16 team last year, on Jan. 13.
The Tigers will play back-to-back game against NCAA Elite Eight teams in Tennessee and Kentucky. Auburn will host the Lady Vols on Jan. 17 at Auburn Arena and will travel to Lexington, Ky., to face the Wildcats on Jan. 20. The Tigers will stay on the road for a Jan. 24 game against in-state rival Alabama in Tuscaloosa before closing out the month with a home game against LSU on Jan. 31.
Auburn will open the month of February with back-to-back road games at South Carolina and Georgia. The Tigers will face the Gamecocks, a Sweet 16 team last year, on Feb. 3, and will take on the Bulldogs, an NCAA Tournament team a year ago, on Feb. 7.
Florida, who made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament last season, will welcome Auburn back home on Sunday, Feb. 10. The Tigers will stay at home for a Feb. 17 game against rival Alabama before heading to Knoxville to take on Tennessee on Feb. 24.
Two of Auburn's last three games of the season will be at home, beginning with Missouri on Feb. 24. The Tigers will travel to Vanderbilt on Feb. 28 before closing out the regular season at Auburn Arena against Mississippi State on March 3.
The 2013 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament will be held at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. The tournament will include all 14 teams and begins on Wednesday, March 6 and concludes with the championship game on Sunday, March 10.
Auburn returns four starters and eight letterwinners from last year's team and is under the direction of first-year head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy. The Tigers' top four scorers from last season will be back, including junior Tyrese Tanner, who led the team with 10.6 points per game. Auburn also welcomes three newcomers, Cabriana Capers, Chadarryl Clay and Nicole Tanner, to the team for the 2012-13 season.
2012-13 Auburn Women's Basketball Schedule
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