Iowa WBB Releases Nonconference Schedule

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa head women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder announced the 2018-19 nonconference schedule on Thursday. The Hawkeyes will play seven nonconference games and one exhibition in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, two away games, and two neutral site games. Tipoff times will be announced at a later date.


The Hawkeyes are matched up against three teams who made the 2018 NCAA Tournament, including Drake, Western Kentucky, and defending National Champions Notre Dame with a potential fourth match-up against Florida State at the Junkanoo Jam. Iowa fell to Florida State, 94-93, in the 2017 Big Ten/ACC Challenge.


Iowa Women’s Basketball Nonconference Schedule:

Nov. 6             Dakota Wesleyan (exhibition)

Nov. 9             Oral Roberts

Nov. 13            at Western Kentucky

Nov. 17           North Carolina Central


Junkanoo Jam

Nov. 23            vs. West Virginia

Nov. 24            vs. Florida State/Eastern Kentucky


Nov. 29            at Notre Dame (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)

Dec. 2              Robert Morris

Dec. 5              Iowa State ( Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series)

Dec. 8              IUPUI

Dec. 16            Northern Iowa

Dec. 21            at Drake


Iowa’s Big Ten home and away match-ups were announced on earlier this summer. Dates, times and television coverage will be announced at a later date.


Home: Maryland, Northwestern, Rutgers, WisconsinAway: Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn StateHome/Away: Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Purdue


The Hawkeyes finished the 2017-18 season with a 24-8 overall record and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament as a No. 6 seed. The Hawkeyes return nine letterwinners, including four starters in All-American and 2017 Big Ten Player of the Year Megan Gustafson, Kathleen Doyle, Makenzie Meyer, and Alexis Sevillian.


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