Western Carolina women’s basketball and head coach Kiley Hill today announced the nonconference portion of the 2020-21 schedule. The Southern Conference basketball schedules were announced by the conference office back on Oct. 20.
The Catamounts will play 10 nonconference contests along with the 14 SoCon games for a total of 24 this season. Four of WCU’s 10 nonconference games will be played at home in the Ramsey Center.
Western Carolina opens the season at mountain rival UNC Asheville on Nov. 25. The Catamounts’ first road game of the year will be a trip to Duke to take on the Blue Devils Nov. 29.
A home-opening match-up with Elon on Dec. 5 will be one of three home games in December. WCU closes out 2020 hosting South Carolina State Dec. 29 and Piedmont College on Dec. 31. In between the home games for the month, the Catamounts travel to Charleston Southern (Dec. 13), Tennessee Tech (Dec. 16), and in tournament-play at Georgia State on Dec. 20-21 facing the host Panthers and Georgia Southern.
The Catamounts begin 2021 hosting Southern Wesleyan Jan. 4, in the final nonconference game of the year. Western Carolina opens conference play on the road Jan. 7 at Samford.
In accordance with executive orders from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, only student-athlete families will be able to attend basketball games in the Ramsey Center for the start of the 2020-21 season. Families of student-athletes will receive up to two tickets per game and will adhere to public health guidance when attending games, including but not limited to mask-wearing, maintaining a social distance between different parties, and observance of North Carolina’s executive orders as well as WCU’s Catamount Cares community standards. Season tickets will not be offered and single game tickets are currently not available. Should North Carolina executive orders change in regards indoor attendance capacities during the season, the current directives could be adjusted.
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