Aug 27, 2013
AUBURN, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference unveiled the 2014 women's basketball league schedule on Tuesday morning. The conference season will begin on Thursday, Jan. 2 and end on Sunday, March 2. This marks the fifth year of the 16-game schedule for women's basketball and the second with 14 teams.
The schedule for women's basketball is a single round robin with home and away games against 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 changes annually.
Auburn's home schedule for 2013 will feature Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Kentucky, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Missouri, Georgia and Alabama. The Tigers will meet Mississippi State, Alabama, LSU, Florida, Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Tennessee and Ole Miss on the road.
AU will open the 2014 SEC slate on Sunday, Jan. 5 with a road game at Mississippi State. The Tigers will then return to Auburn Arena for a pair of home games against teams that advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament last year. Auburn will play its SEC home-opener on Thursday, Jan. 9 against Vanderbilt before hosting South Carolina on Sunday, Jan. 12.
The Tigers will travel to in-state rival Alabama for a game on Thursday, Jan. 16. AU will return home on Sunday, Jan. 19 for a meeting with Kentucky, who advanced to the Elite Eight in last year's NCAA Tournament.
Auburn will play back-to-back road games just once in 2014, traveling to LSU and Florida. AU will play at LSU, a Sweet 16 team a year ago, on Thursday, Jan. 23 and follow up with a Sunday, Jan. 26 game against the Gators, who advanced to the semifinals of the 2013 WNIT.
The Tigers will return home on Jan. 30 to face Texas A&M, a team that made the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season. Auburn will open the month of February on the road, taking on Arkansas, who made it to the second round of the WNIT a year ago.
Four of Auburn's final seven games are at home, beginning with a Sunday, Feb. 9 game against Mississippi State. Auburn will then travel to Vanderbilt for a game on Thursday, Feb. 13 before returning home to face Missouri on Sunday, Feb. 16.
The Tigers will make a return trip to the state of Tennessee the next week, playing the lady Vols, an Elite Eight team last year, in Knoxville on Feb. 20.
Auburn will close out its home schedule with back-to-back games at Auburn Arena. The Tigers will host Georgia, an Elite Eight team last year, on Sunday, Feb. 23, before taking on Alabama on Thursday, Feb. 27.
AU will close out the regular season on Sunday, March 2 with a road game at Ole Miss.
The 2014 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 5 and concludes with the championship game on Sunday, March 9.
Times for SEC games are TBA until the release of the league's women's basketball TV schedule, which is expected in the next few weeks.
Auburn returns three starters and six letterwinners from last year's team that went 19-15 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Women's NIT. Auburn's top two scorers, Tyrese Tanner (14.2 ppg) and Hasina Muhammad (14.0), return from that team. The Tigers are under the direction of second-year head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy and welcome eight newcomers to the 2013-14 team.
Season tickets will go on sale Sept. 16 with packages starting as low as $50. New for the season, fans can purchase the Auburn Women's Basketball Flex Pack. The Flex Pack offers fans the opportunity to purchase for six games of their choice for $24. Flex Packs will go on sale on Oct. 19 and single-game tickets will go on sale on Nov. 4. For more information on tickets, go to AUBTix.com or call 1-855-282-2010.
|2013-14 Women's Basketball Schedule|
|Nov. 9||Georgia Southern||AUBURN||2 p.m.|
|Nov. 13||Jacksonville State||AUBURN||6 p.m.|
|Nov. 16||at Temple||Philadelphia, Pa.||TBA|
|Nov. 19||at Alabama A&M||Normal, Ala.||TBA|
|Nov. 24||at Tennessee-Chattanooga||Chattanooga, Tenn.||TBA|
|South Point Thanksgiving Shootout (South Point Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.)|
|Nov. 29||vs. Ball State||Las Vegas, Nev.||2 p.m.|
|Nov. 30||vs. Iowa State||Las Vegas, Nev.||9:30 p.m.|
|Dec. 3||Tulane||AUBURN||6 p.m.|
|SEC/Big East Challenge|
|Dec. 6||St. John's||AUBURN||6 p.m.|
|Dec. 15||Florida A&M||AUBURN||6 p.m.|
|Dec. 18||Presbyterian||AUBURN||6 p.m.|
|Dec. 21||vs. UCLA||Minneapolis, Minn.||TBA|
|Dec. 22||at Minnesota||Minneapolis, Minn.||TBA|
|Jan. 5||at Mississippi State||Starkville, Miss.||TBA|
|Jan. 12||South Carolina||AUBURN||TBA|
|Jan. 16||at Alabama||Tuscaloosa, Ala.||TBA|
|Jan. 23||at LSU||Baton Rouge, La.||TBA|
|Jan. 26||at Florida||Gainesville, Fla.||TBA|
|Jan. 30||Texas A&M||AUBURN||TBA|
|Feb. 2||at Arkansas||Fayetteville, Ark.||TBA|
|Feb. 9||Mississippi State||AUBURN||TBA|
|Feb. 13||at Vanderbilt||Nashville, Tenn.||TBA|
|Feb. 20||at Tennessee||Knoxville, Tenn.||TBA|
|March 2||Ole Miss||Oxford, Miss.||TBA|
|Southeastern Conference Tournament|
|March 5-9||SEC Tournament||Duluth, Ga.||TBA|