SEATTLE – (July 20) Seattle University women’s basketball has released its 2018-19 schedule, featuring 13 home games at the Redhawk Center. The defending Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Champions will face three Pac-12 opponents and travel to Hawai’i for two games in November.
Season tickets are now on sale. Season tickets start at $50 per seat and include 14 homes games plus other special benefits. Also new this year is a family plan 4-pack of tickets! For $180, fans receive 4 season tickets for all 14 home games making family entertainment this winter affordable and fun.
Suzy Barcomb enters her third year as SU’s head coach, having guided the Redhawks to their first-ever WAC Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance. Barcomb is one of only two active coaches to have won a conference tournament title in Division I, Division II, and Division III.
“We once again have a challenging preseason schedule to test our team’s abilities right out of the gate,” said Barcomb. “We have a great mix of the five surrounding conferences, against top notch programs. This will allow us to experience several different styles of play in an effort to better prepare our team for the Western Athletic Conference.”
The Redhawks host Northwest University for an exhibition on Nov. 2 at the Redhawk Center. They begin the regular season on Nov. 6, as Cal State Fullerton visits campus. Three days later, SU welcomes Northern Arizona for an evening tip-off.
Seattle U then heads to Hawai’i for a pair of games in Honolulu. On Nov. 16, SU will take on Arizona and then two days later, it faces Hawai’i.
After Thanksgiving, Barcomb’s squad makes the trip south to Portland State (Nov. 24) before playing at Utah on Nov. 26.
On Nov. 30, SU hosts Washington at the Redhawk Center. Pepperdine is next to visit campus, as the Waves come to town for a Dec. 2 contest.
The Redhawks follow with a six-game stretch that features five road contests. They start in California, facing Pacific (Dec. 6) and UC Davis (Dec. 8). Following a home game against Cal Poly (Dec. 17), Seattle U will play at Nevada (Dec. 20) and Idaho State (Dec. 22). In their first game after Christmas, the Redhawks head to UC Irvine on Dec. 29 to conclude non-conference action.
“One of our team goals is to have greater success in the preseason,” said Barcomb. “We will be considered a young team, with only a handful of returning players with significant minutes played last season. We have a large task in front of us, but this team seems ready to face the challenge.”
SU opens WAC play with a three-game homestand. On Jan. 3, it hosts CSU Bakersfield in a rematch of last season’s WAC Championship game. Grand Canyon (Jan. 5) and Utah Valley (Jan. 12) visit the Redhawk Center in early 2019.
On Jan. 17, Seattle U plays at defending WAC regular-season champion New Mexico State. Two days, it heads to UTRGV.
The following weekend, Chicago State and Kansas City make the trip west to SU. On Feb. 2, the Redhawks travel to meet new WAC member California Baptist. A trip to Utah Valley (Feb. 9) leads into a weekend home stand, as UTRGV (Feb. 14) and New Mexico State (Feb. 16) come to the Redhawk Center.
To close out the regular season, SU hits the road for four of its last five outings. It visits the midwest for games at Kansas City (Feb. 21) and Chicago State (Feb. 23). On Feb. 28, the Redhawks welcome California Baptist for senior day.
Seattle U then heads to CSU Bakersfield (March 7) and Grand Canyon (March 9) to conclude the regular season.
The 2019 WAC Tournament is the next week, as the Redhawks will look to defend their conference championship at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.