Women’s basketball gets ready for season

Katie Hannemann

Katie Hannemann takes a shot. The Flames will take on “a good mix of talented opponents” this season, says coach Regina Miller. Photo: Steve Woltmann

The women’s basketball team’s fall slate features 13 regular season home games, two matchups with Big Ten programs and a trip to Puerto Rico for the San Juan Shootout.

The Flames begin their season Nov. 2 with an exhibition game against Elmhurst College. Regular season opener  is set for Nov. 8, when St. Xavier visits the UIC Pavilion.

UIC begins Horizon League play Jan. 8, when the team travels to Green Bay, an NCAA tournament participant in 2012-13.

“We’ve got a good mix of talented opponents on this year’s schedule,” said head coach Regina Miller. “With two Big Ten foes, a handful of in-state opponents and the San Juan Shootout, the nonconference portion of the schedule will help prepare us for the Horizon League.”

Ten of UIC’s 29 games are against programs that advanced to a postseason tournament during the 2012-13 campaign.

In addition to Green Bay (NCAA), the Flames play four teams that participated in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (Idaho State, Miami Ohio, Youngstown State and Butler) and two programs that competed in the Women’s Basketball Invitational (SIUE and Detroit).

The Flames end the Horizon League regular season by hosting Detroit March 6. The Horizon League Tournament begins March 10, with three first-round games being hosted by the higher seed.

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