The non-conference portion of the Radford Women’s Basketball 2021-22 schedule was announced by Head Coach Mike McGuire on Thursday morning.
The 12-game slate includes one preseason exhibition, four regular season home games to be played at the Dedmon Center, six road contests, and a neutral site showdown as part of the Coastal Classic.
“Each year, we schedule in a way that will prepare and challenge our team for Big South Conference play and we believe this schedule will do just that,” said McGuire. “Not only do we have three contests with Power 5 schools, we have some exciting match-ups with some excellent and well-coached programs within our region.”
The Highlanders return to the court on Thursday, Nov. 4 when they welcome Emory & Henry to the Dedmon Center. Regular season play then kicks off less than a week later on the road at Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Nov. 10.
From there, Radford plays back-to-back home games against Marshall (Sunday, Nov. 14) and Lenoir Rhyne (Friday, Nov. 19) before making its way to Morgantown for a big match-up against West Virginia on Sunday, Nov. 21.
A home game against Lees-McRae on Wednesday, Nov. 24 and an away game at UNCW on Saturday, Nov. 27 then wrap up the first month of the season. Note that the Nov. 24th game will be part of a doubleheader with the Radford Men’s Basketball program.
On Wednesday, Dec. 1, Furman makes its way to the New River Valley for Radford’s final home game of the non-conference schedule. The Highlanders then head to American (Sunday, Dec. 5) and Virginia Tech (Sunday, Dec. 12).
Final tune-ups before conference play will take place in Myrtle Beach, S.C. where Coastal Carolina is hosting the Coastal Classic. The Highlanders face College of Charleston on Saturday, Dec. 18 and Coastal Carolina the very next day on Sunday, Dec. 19.
“We have high expectations to compete and represent the Big South Conference in non-conference play,” added McGuire. “This schedule will help us learn a lot about ourselves.”
11.04.21 Emory & Henry (Exhibition)
11.10.21 at Pittsburgh
11.19.21 Lenoir Rhyne
11.21.21 at West Virginia
11.27.21 at UNC Wilmington
12.05.21 at American
12.12.21 at Virginia Tech
12.18.21 College of Charleston (Coastal Classic)
12.19.21 at Coastal Carolina (Coastal Classic)