HOUSTON, Texas - University of St. Thomas athletics director Todd Smith and head women's basketball coach Jae Cross have announed the Celts women's basketball schedule for the 2017-18 season. UST will play 28 contests for this upcoming season, 12 of which will be home games at the Jerabeck Athletic and Activity Center (JAAC).
This year's team is filled with four freshmen, five sophomores, two juniors and one senior. That is a complete turn around from last year where they had seven seniors, one junior and four freshmen. With a heavy road game schedule, two NCAA Division 1 games and a tough Red River Conference the young team with be tested this 2017-18 season.
HOME GAME OPENER
Your University of St. Thomas women's basketball team will open against Arlington Baptist College on Nov. 15th. This will be the fifth time that UST will face the Patriots after beginning the series in the 2013-14 season. The Celts are 3-1 against Arlington Baptist.
UST TO PLAY IN THE SOUTHWESTERN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD UNIVERSITY CLASSIC
The Celts will take part in the 2017 SAGU Classic, which is being played in Waxahachie, Texas on Nov. 10th & 11th. UST will face Texas Wesleyan University in the opening round on Nov. 10 at 4:00 pm, and will then take on host team SAGU on Nov. 11 at 11:00 am. Both of these opponents are affiliated with the Sooner Athletic Conference which produced the 2016-17 NAIA National Champions, Oklahoma City University.
CELTS TO PLAY TWO NCAA DIVISION 1 TEAMS IN NON-CONFERENCE ROAD SLATE
UST will play Sam Houston State University on Dec. 2nd. This game has been scheduled the weekend before they open at home in the Red River Conference against Our Lady of the Lake and Huston-Tillotson. Their second NCAA Division 1 game is against Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Dec. 20th. The game against TAMCC will be the last game before Christmas Break. Other non-conference road games include Dallas Christian College Oct. 30, SAGU Classic, Nov. 10, 11, Texas Wesleyan University Nov. 26, and Paul Quinn Feb. 9, 2018.
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