Women’s basketball schedule released

The schedule for the upcoming women’s basketball season was released last week, and from the looks of it, the Owls will have their work cut out for them.

In the team’s first campaign in the American Athletic Conference, Temple will play 12 of 29 games against NCAA tournament teams from last season, including defending national champion Connecticut and runner-up Louisville.

“Obviously, this is our most challenging schedule in the history of the program and this is what you want—to play against the best and get this kind of exposure for Temple women’s basketball,” sixth-year head coach Tonya Cardoza said in a press release. “We are so excited to get started and to see what this season will bring. This schedule gives us the opportunity to bring in some terrific competition and to put people in the stands.

The conference portion of the schedule includes home-and-away matchups against Cincinnati, Central Florida, Connecticut, Houston, Louisville, Memphis, Rutgers, Southern Methodist and South Florida. The non-conference schedule includes six games against NCAA tournament teams.

The season is set to kick off on Nov. 8 against city rival La Salle.