Complete 2010-11 Schedule | Season Tickets
PHILADELPHIA - In less than two months, the University of Pennsylvania women’s basketball team will face off against Bryant on Nov. 12th to kick off the 2010-2011 season in The Palestra. In addition to the traditional 14 Ivy League games and five City Six matchups, the Quakers will play four games against teams that reached the NCAA Tournament last season.
Following the season and home opener against Bryant, the schedule hits full gear a week later when the Quakers travel to city-rival Drexel for their first road game on Nov. 19th. The Quakers will then head out of state for the first time to face Rider in Lawrenceville, N.J., on Nov. 22nd and NJIT in Newark, N.J., on Nov. 25th.
The rest of the non-conference schedule features home games against Niagara (11/30) and Maine (12/10) - two teams the Red and Blue have never hosted. All four of the Big 5 opponents - St. Joseph’s (12/7), Villanova (1/12), LaSalle (1/19) and NCAA Tournament qualifier Temple (1/22) - will visit the Palestra. Temple made it to the Second Round of the tourney as an 8-seed before getting eliminated by eventual undefeated national champion Connecticut Huskies.
The non-conference road contests are highlighted by a road game to ACC powerhouse Virginia (1/16) and a trip to West Point, N.Y., to play Army (12/4). The team will then sandwich a pair of road games between New Years Day at St. Francis N.Y. (12/29) and Lafayette (1/2).
Penn starts off their Ivy League slate on the road against defending Ivy League champion Princeton on Jan. 8th. The Red and Blue's next four Ivy League matchups are also on the road as they travel to Yale (1/28), Brown (1/29), Dartmouth (2/4) and Harvard (2/5) before heading home.
The Red and Blue will play host in seven of their final nine league games. The home opener against Cornell isn't until Feb. 11th, but Penn will then host the next three as well as its final three at the Cathedral of College Basketball. Columbia (2/12), Brown (2/18), and Yale (2/19) follow the opener, and after a weekend at Columbia (2/25) and Cornell (2/26) the Quakers finish off the season at home against Harvard (3/4), Dartmouth (3/5) and Princeton (3/8).
Penn returns three starters and six of the 11 letterwinners from last year’s squad. Coach McLaughlin brought in six freshmen in his first recruiting class.