Women’s Basketball Announces 2020-21 Schedule
DAVIDSON, N.C. — With the ‘Cats just over a week out from opening tip, the Davidson College women’s basketball program has officially announced its complete 2020-21 schedule, featuring a 25-game lineup, including 18 Atlantic 10 matchups and seven non-conference contests.
As head coach Gayle Fulks enters her fourth season at the helm of the program, the ‘Cats will tip off the season on Friday, Nov. 27 against No. 12 Maryland at 2:30 p.m. in Fort Myers, Fla.
After opening night, Davidson will turn around and face regional foe Wake Forest on Saturday, before taking on ASUN Conference favorite Florida Gulf Coast Sunday morning to round out the #BeachBubble.
“Opening in Florida at the Beach Bubble in a highly competitive atmosphere with Maryland, Wake Forest and FGCU will be a great way to test ourselves early,” Fulks said. “Returning home to play more regionally, we will have four non-conference opponents with different styles of play that will help us prepare for the A-10.”
From the bubble, the ‘Cats will enjoy a 10-day break for final exams before returning to the floor to square off with the Charleston Southern Buccaneers in the home opener on Dec. 9. They’ll then hit the road for games at Appalachian State (Dec. 11) and Charlotte (Dec. 15).
Davidson concludes its non-conference ledger with a home contest on Dec. 18, when East Tennessee State visits Belk Arena.
Turning the tide to A-10 play, the Wildcats will play home/home series with Fordham, George Washington, George Mason, Saint Louis and, reigning Atlantic 10 champs, Dayton and begin their seventh season of A-10 action on Dec. 21 against the Fordham Rams.
Predicted to finish fourth overall this season, Davidson will ring in the new year with back-to-back home contests on January 1 and 3 before hitting the road for seven, out of their next nine, games.
On the road, the Wildcats will face Massachusetts, Rhode Island, VCU and Richmond, and then conclude their regular season and conference slate with four of their last six at home, featuring bouts with Saint Joseph’s and La Salle.
“The A-10 has done an excellent job creating a schedule that simplifies travel arrangements and provides as much safety to the student athletes as they can,” Fulks added. “We are excited for the highly competitive Atlantic 10 Conference games that will be played this year, and are glad our fans will be able to watch virtually through ESPN+ until we are allowed to host them in person again.”
For more information on this season’s complete schedule, visit davidsonwildcats.com/schedule.