It is time to start prepping as Monday, head coach for the APSU Lady Govs Dave Midlick, released the 2016-17 basketball schedule. In what was an impressive home stand for the Lady Govs last season as they were 9-3, they will face that record this year with fifteen home games.
The home slant for the Lady Govs will be the largest since 1983-1984 in which they faced sixteen opponents. APSU will also host seven non conference meetings, the most since 1985-86.
“Last year’s schedule was unbalanced, but this season, we have a very balanced schedule with a near identical split between home and away games,” Midlick said.
The regular season starts off for the Lady Govs on November 11 against Miami University. The next three games will be at home against Christian Brothers (Nov. 13), Arkansas State (Nov. 16), and Trevecca (Nov. 19).
After Trevecca, the Lady Govs will hit the road and head to Arkansas-Pine Bluff to face the Lady Lions. They then, will set sail to Florida to face off in the UCF Thanksgiving Classic, Nov. 26-27. They will face St. Bonaventure in the first game before taking on Central Florida.
No better way to be receiving a present then getting a scheduled game to travel and take on Mississippi from the South Eastern Conference, five days before Christmas.
Lady Govs are looking to start their Ohio Valley Conference with a repeat win against Morehead State in the Dunn Center on Dec. 29.
Tearra Banks, and the Lady Govs will be looking to start off the new year right with a win over Belmont at home on New Year’s Eve.
Coach Dave Midlick will have his Gov’s fighting for the top spot in the OVC in the next fourteen games against the conference. The Lady Gov’s look to take on rival Murray State, Jan. 21.
The OVC Women’s Basketball Championship will take place in Nashville as the Lady Govs hop to overcome their first round knock off of Eastern Kentucky.
“There are no nights off in the OVC,” Midlick said. “Many teams didn’t lose much talent, so it will be difficult. Last season, there was a fine line between fourth and 11th place, and I expect a lot of games this year will be close again.”