HIGH POINT, N.C. – The High Point University women’s basketball team released its 2015-16 Big South schedule on Tuesday.
HPU will play a 20-game state with home-and-home’s against every other team in the conference. This season is the final time the Panthers will play 20 conference contests, as the Big South will return to an 18-game schedule in 2016-17.
As they did last season, the Purple & White will open league action with two games tucked into the middle of non-conference play in early December. Longwood (Dec. 1) and Radford (Dec. 5) will visit the Millis Center where HPU went 13-1 in 2014-15.
The initial road trip of conference play comes when HPU travels to Clinton, S.C. to play Presbyterian on Dec. 29.
After ringing in the New Year, the Panthers will kick off a busy January against Charleston Southern at home on Jan. 4. Following that game, the team plays every Tuesday and weekend for the rest of the month.
HPU travels to take on Gardner-Webb (Jan. 9) – a team the Panthers bested three times in 2014-15 – before hosting Coastal Carolina (Jan. 12). After that home game, the Purple & White hit the road for four of the next five outings with trips to Campbell (Jan. 17), Winthrop (Jan. 19), Radford (Jan. 26) and Liberty (Jan. 30) sandwiched around UNC Asheville’s visit to the Millis Center on Jan. 23.
The young squad gets the first week of February off before hosting the Blue Hose on Saturday, Feb. 6. The team, then, pays its final conference visit to Conway, S.C. as the Chanticleers are leaving the Big South in 2016-17.
The Panthers go back home for three of the next four games hosting Gardner-Webb on Feb. 13 before traveling to Farmville, Va. to tussle with the Lancers on Feb. 16. Then, conference favorites Winthrop (Feb. 20) and Liberty (Feb. 23) visit HPU for a crucial 2-game stretch.
The team travels to Charleston Southern the following Saturday (Feb. 27) before celebrating Aariel Allen’s senior day against Campbell on March 1. The regular season, then, wraps up with a trip to UNC Asheville on March 5.
The Big South Tournament will be held from March 10-13 with the site to be determined.