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Women's Basketball Announces 2016-17 Schedule

Sept. 9, 2016

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STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team has finalized dates for its 2016-17 schedule as announced by the American Athletic Conference on Friday.  The team will play 29 regular-season games, including 16 games against American Athletic Conference opponents.

Following a rigorous non-conference slate that includes 10 games against opponents that played in the 2016 NCAA Tournament and seven games against teams that advanced to the NCAA regional semifinal, the Huskies will open conference play with at UCF on Sunday, January 1.
 
The new 16-game American schedule format features home-and-home contests against East Carolina, SMU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa, and USF. UConn will play at UCF and Cincinnati only and will play Houston and Memphis at home only.
      
The fourth annual American Athletic Conference Tournament will be held on March 3-6 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

Unlisted game times and television information will be announced at a later date.

2016-17 Schedule Notes
- 29 total games
- 14 home games, 14 road contests and one neutral site
- Nine nationally-televised contests, seven on the ESPN family of networks and two on CBS Sports Network
- 17 games televised by SNY, the TV home of the Huskies
- 12 games against 2016 NCAA Tournament teams
- Seven games against teams that advanced to the 2016 NCAA regional semifinal
- Two games against teams that advanced to the 2016 NCAA regional final
- Seven games against teams rated in the top-15 of the final 2016 RPI
- 11 games against teams rated in the top-40 of the final 2016 RPI
- 18 games against teams rated in the top-100 of the final 2016 RPI
- Six games against teams ranked in the top-10 of the final 2016 AP Poll
- 10 games against teams ranked in the top-25 of the final 2016 AP Poll
- Four games against teams ranked in the top-five of the final 2016 AP Poll
- Five games against teams ranked in the top-seven of the final 2016 AP Poll
- Six games against teams that won either its conference's regular-season or tournament title

2016-17 Non-conference Schedule Notes
- 13 total Games
- Six home games
- Six away games
- One game at a neutral site
- 10 games against 2016 NCAA Tournament teams

- Seven games against teams that advanced to the 2016 NCAA regional semifinal
- Two games against teams that advanced to the 2016 NCAA regional final
- Seven games against teams rated in the top-15 of the final 2016 RPI
- Nine games against teams rated in the top-40 of the final 2016 RPI
- 12 games against teams rated in the top-100 of the final 2016 RPI
- Six games against teams ranked in the top-10 of the final 2016 AP Poll
- Eight games against teams ranked in the top-20 of the final 2016 AP Poll
- Four games against teams ranked in the top-five of the final 2016 AP Poll
- Five games against teams ranked in the top-seven of the final 2016 AP Poll
- Six games against teams that won either its conference's regular-season or tournament title


 

 

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