RADFORD, Va. – The non-conference portion of the Radford Women’s Basketball 2022-23 schedule was announced by Head Coach Mike McGuire on Tuesday morning.
The 12-game slate includes one preseason exhibition, five regular season home games to be played on the Carilion Clinic Court at the Dedmon Center as well as six exciting road match-ups.
“We are really excited to release our non-conference schedule,” said McGuire. “We believe this year’s schedule will prepare us for Big South Conference play in a lot of ways. We are excited to open the season at Kentucky as well as compete against Power 5 opponents in Cincinnati and Clemson. We have more non-conference home games than in years past and will play some great opponents in UNC Wilmington, College of Charleston, and Liberty.”
Radford fans will get their first look at the Highlanders on Wednesday, Nov. 2 when the team hosts Roanoke College for an exhibition. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
The regular season begins with a huge test on the road for Radford. On Monday, Nov. 7, the Highlanders travel to Lexington, Ky. to face the reigning SEC Tournament champions Kentucky. Just a couple days later the Highlanders return home to host Emory & Henry on Thursday, Nov. 10.
From there, the Highlanders have two more road trips before an extended stay in the Dedmon Center. The first trip will be to Cincinnati on Sunday, Nov. 13. The Highlanders and the Bearcats last met all the way back in 2000, the only meeting between the two squads. Radford then makes a trip to UNC Greensboro on Wednesday, Nov. 16. The historic series between the Highlanders and Spartans dates back all the way to when the two teams were both in the Big South in 1993.
Once the team returns from Greensboro, N.C., Radford will have four straight games on the home court. On Tuesday, Nov. 22, the Highlanders host Bluefield State for their second home game of the season. At the end of that week on Sunday, Nov. 27, Radford will face UNC Wilmington in a rematch of last season’s exciting 51-50 Highlanders victory at the Seahawks.
As the calendar flips from November to December Radford will play host to a pair of exciting games on its home court. On Wednesday, Nov. 30, Radford will face the high-octane offense of College of Charleston.
Then, on Sunday, Dec. 4 a former Big South rivalry is renewed as Radford and Liberty meet for the 71st time in program history. Note that the Dec. 4 game will be part of a doubleheader with the Radford Men’s Basketball program.
The Highlanders will finish off the non-conference slate with three straight games on the road. On Thursday, Dec. 15 Radford will head to a brand-new Division I member in Queens (NC).
Radford will then head to Greenville, S.C. to rematch with Furman on Dec. 18 after Radford picked up a huge win over the Paladins in the Dedmon Center last season. The final tune-up before Big South play comes at ACC opponent Clemson on Tuesday, Dec. 20.
“We hope our fans will come out and support us for these great contests,” added McGuire. “Our mid-major road games will also be excellent for our team as well. We expect to compete at a high level and this schedule will demand that from us.”
Season tickets for the 2022-23 season will go on sale on Wednesday, Aug. 10 and can be purchased by visiting RadfordTickets.com or by calling the Radford Athletics Ticket Office at (540) 831-7889 during normal business hours. Single-game tickets will then go on sale on Monday, Oct. 17.
|Nov. 2||Roanoke (Exh.)||Radford, Va. (Dedmon Center)|
|Nov. 7||Kentucky||Lexington, Ky.|
|Nov. 10||Emory & Henry||Radford, Va. (Dedmon Center)|
|Nov. 13||Cincinnati||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Nov. 16||UNC Greensboro||Greensboro, N.C.|
|Nov. 22||Bluefield State||Radford, Va. (Dedmon Center)|
|Nov. 27||UNC Wilmington||Radford, Va. (Dedmon Center)|
|Nov. 30||Coll. of Charleston||Radford, Va. (Dedmon Center)|
|Dec. 4||Liberty||Radford, Va. (Dedmon Center)|
|Dec. 15||Queens (NC)||Charlotte, N.C.|
|Dec. 18||Furman||Greenville, S.C.|
|Dec. 20||Clemson||Clemson, S.C.|
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