Morgantown, WV – On Tuesday, West Virginia University Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President Shane Lyons announced the non-conference schedule for the 2022-23 women’s basketball season.
This year’s non-conference list includes six home games and an exhibit on Sunday, October 30 against Fairmont State at the WVU Coliseum.
“Our young ladies have been working hard on and off the field this summer,” said WVU coach Dawn Plitzuweit. “Now we are excited to announce the non-conference schedule for 2022-23, which will allow us to play several early season games for Mountaineer Nation.
“Planning is a difficult task every year, and this year was no exception. When we started in April, part of the schedule was already intact and our staff has been working over the past few months to complete it. We were able to further bolster the schedule with some high-quality opponents in our two tournaments, as well as adding a real road race with a regional opponent in Penn State. ”
The Mountaineers will officially open the regular season on Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m. ET, when the team welcomes USC Upstate to Morgantown. Coming off a 22-8 campaign in 2021-22, the Spartans will start West Virginia’s first game under coach Plitzuwit. The following week, WVU plays host to Winthrop at the WVU Coliseum on Thursday, November 17.
After West Virginia takes the Appalachian State on Sunday, November 20, the Mountaineers travel to Cancun, Mexico, from November 24-25, for a pair of games during the Cancun Challenge 2022, to be held at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.
WVU opens the Cancun Challenge on Thursday, November 24 against Central Michigan at 6:30 PM, and closes out the tournament play on Friday, November 25 against the nationally ranked NC State at 4:00 PM. The Wolfpack finished last season with a record of 32-4, reaching the Elite Eight in the 2022 NCAA tournament.
West Virginia returns to Morgantown on Wednesday, November 30 to host NC Central, which begins a three-game homestand for the Mountaineers. WVU then welcomes Delaware State to Morgantown on Saturday, December 3, before wrapping up its home game against Robert Morris on Thursday, December 8.
The Mountaineers close the nonconference game with three games on the way, starting with a game on Sunday, December 11 against Penn State in University Park, Pennsylvania.
WVU will conclude the first half of the season from December 20-21 as the team travels to West Palm Beach, Florida, for a few games at the 2022 West Palm Beach Invitational. Matchups and tip times for this year’s tournament in West Palm Beach will be announced before the start of the season.
Additional game times, television coverage and ticket information for WVU’s 2022-23 nonconference matchups will be released at a later date.
2022-23 Non-Conference Schedule
October 30 Fairmont State (exhibition)
November 10 USC Upstate
November 17 Winthrop
November 20 Appalachian Mountains
November 24 Central Michigan
November 25 NC State
November 30 NC Central
December 3 Delaware State
December 8 Robert Morris
Dec 11 Penn State
Dec 20-21 West Palm Beach Invitation TBA