(AGENPARL) – MONROE (LOUISIANA), mer 18 novembre 2020
MONROE, La. – ULM women’s basketball head coach Brooks Donald Williams announced her team’s non-conference schedule for the 2020-21 season Wednesday.
The seven-game non-conference slate, which is scheduled to be played entirely in the month of December, features four home games and road trips to No. 14 Arkansas, Louisiana Tech and Northwestern State.
“We are excited about our non-conference schedule,” Williams said. “We have a regional format which gives us the best opportunity to play games safely and competitively. Most of these matchups are old rivalries that will most definitely rejuvenate our fanbase and excite the Monroe community. We have had some injuries in pre-season and been a little banged up but we are looking forward to this extra time to get healed up and back on the court to prepare for tip off.“
ULM opens the 2020-21 season with a road trip to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to face off with Arkansas. The Razorbacks enter the season ranked No. 14 in the Associated Press Top 25. It is the 11th all-time meeting between the Warhawks and Razorbacks. The two teams last met on Nov. 13, 2016, in Fayetteville.
The Warhawks then play the home-opener on Sunday, Dec. 6, against Louisiana College. ULM won an exhibition matchup with the Wildcats, 84-40, in 2019. This is the first regular season meeting for the Warhawks with LC since Nov. 13, 2015, an 85-42 ULM victory.
Grambling State visits Fant-Ewing Coliseum on Wednesday, Dec. 9. The two I-20 foes are meeting for the first time since Nov. 13, 2017.
ULM goes back on the road to face regional-rival Northwestern State on Saturday, Dec. 12. The Warhawks have won back-to-back games in the series, including a 63-54 win in Monroe last season. ULM defeated the Demons, 62-55, in Natchitoches on Dec. 2, 2018.
The Warhawks entertain Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday, Dec. 15. It is the third-straight season ULM has hosted MVSU. The Warhawks picked up a 72-65 win over the Devilettes in 2018 before topping MVSU again last season, 74-66.
ULM renews the I-20 rivalry with Louisiana Tech on Thursday, Dec. 17, in Ruston. It marks the first meeting since a home-and-home series in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons and is just the fifth meeting between the two programs since 1998. It is the 56th all-time meeting between the teams, with the bulk of those meetings coming from 1974 to 1998, when they met in every season except for one. The Lady Techsters are scheduled to face the Warhawks in Monroe in 2021-22 to cap the home-and-home agreement.
“What a great time to bring back such a storied rivalry,” Williams said. “Since I have moved to Monroe, I have heard so many special stories about the battles against the Lady Techsters and NLU. We are thrilled for our fans and for our athletes to bring that excitement back to this area.“
The non-conference slate concludes on Monday, Dec. 21, as McNeese State visits Fant-Ewing Coliseum, marking the second consecutive season Williams will face her former school. Williams was head coach of the Cowgirls for nine seasons, from 2007 to 2016. The two programs have met in 36 of the last 37 seasons, dating back to 1983.
For the full 2020-21 ULM women’s basketball schedule, visit ULMWarhawks.com.