Last season, West Virginia women’s basketball used a late-season surge to capture the school’s first Big 12 tournament title and a berth to the NCAA tournament. Today, the defending Big 12 tournament champions learned their 2017-2018 conference schedule.
WVU opens Big 12 play on Thursday, December 28, at TCU. The first home game will be on Sunday, December 31, as the Mountaineers will host Texas. The big matchup will come on Sunday, January 28, as WVU will host Baylor in WVU Coliseum, the day after the WVU-UK men’s game.
2017-2018 WVU women’s basketball Big 12 schedule
|Thursday, Dec. 28||TCU||Fort Worth, Texas||TBA|
|Sunday, Dec. 31||Texas||Morgantown, W.Va.||TBA|
|Tuesday, Jan. 3||Kansas State||Morgantown, W.Va.||TBA|
|Saturday, Jan. 7||Iowa State||Morgantown, W.Va.||TBA|
|Tuesday, Jan. 10||Kansas||Lawrence, Kan.||TBA|
|Friday, Jan. 13||TCU||Morgantown, W.Va.||TBA|
|Tuesday, Jan. 17||Oklahoma State||Stillwater, Okla.||TBA|
|Friday, Jan. 20||Iowa State||Ames, Iowa||TBA|
|Tuesday, Jan. 24||Texas Tech||Morgantown, W.Va.||TBA|
|Saturday, Jan. 28||Baylor||Morgantown, W.Va.||TBA|
|Friday, Feb. 3||Oklahoma||Norman, Okla.||TBA|
|Sunday, Feb. 5||Texas||Morgantown, W.Va.||TBA|
|Friday, Feb. 10||Texas Tech||Lubbock, Texas||TBA|
|Tuesday, Feb. 14||Kansas||Morgantown, W.Va.||TBA|
|Friday, Feb. 17||Oklahoma||Morgantown, W.Va.||TBA|
|Monday, Feb. 20||Kansas State||Manhattan, Kan.||TBA|
|Friday, Feb. 24||Oklahoma State||Morgantown, W.Va.||TBA|
|Sunday, Feb. 26||Baylor||Waco, Texas||TBA|
The 2018 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship is scheduled for March 2-5, at Chesapeake Energy Arena, in Oklahoma City.
WVU defeated Baylor 77-66 in the title game on March 6. The Mountaineers earned a berth to the 2017 NCAA tournament by virtue of winning the conference tournament, not on record alone. Coach Mike Carey will hope his team can improve their 20-10 regular season record from 2016-2017. To do so, he will need tournament most outstanding player Tynice Martin at full health. She is recovering from an injury suffered while playing for the USA Basketball U-23 women’s team this summer.
Now, the schedule has been finalized for the 2017-2018 WVU women’s basketball season. The Mountaineers will play in the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands over Thanksgiving Break, which includes a matchup against Virginia Tech on Saturday, November 25. WVU will travel to Texas A&M on Sunday, December 3, as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. On Thursday, December, 7, WVU will host Pitt. All times and broadcast details are TBA.