Head coach Beryl Piper and the Central Connecticut women's basketball team announced the non-conference portion of its schedule on Thursday. The Blue Devils' 11-game slate includes three home games, a pair of games in Florida, and matchups against squads from eight conferences.
Central will square off against teams from the America East, ACC, Atlantic Sun, Atlantic 10, Conference USA, Ivy League, Mid-American, and Patriot leagues during its out of league schedule. The Blue Devils will face a total of five squads that played in postseason tournaments in 2018-19.
"We're looking forward to playing against a number of quality opponents," said head coach Beryl Piper. "The schedule will challenge our team and help prepare them to play in the Northeast Conference as we look to play in the postseason."
Piper is set to lead CCSU into her 13th season at the helm of her alma mater. She has posted the most Division I wins in program history and has guided the Blue Devils to a pair of WNIT appearances (2009, 2015) and the NEC semifinals on five occasions.
The Blue Devils will tip off the season with consecutive road games. The campaign opens on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Buffalo, which qualified for the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Central will then travel to Pittsburgh on Monday, Nov. 11.
Central will welcome Brown to Detrick Gymnasium for the home-opener on Thursday, Nov. 14. Following consecutive road games at Lehigh (Nov. 18) and Duquesne (Nov. 26), CCSU will play back-to-back home games. The Blue Devils will host Albany on Sunday, Dec. 1, and UMass Lowell on Thursday, Dec. 5.
The non-conference schedule will conclude with four consecutive road games. CCSU will travel to New Hampshire on Sunday, Dec. 8, before going to Florida for a pair of games. The Blue Devils will play at Florida Atlantic on Dec. 15 and then play at Florida Gulf Coast on Dec. 17.
The Blue Devils' non-conference schedule will be closed out with a game at local rival Hartford on Saturday, Dec. 21, before beginning the Northeast Conference portion of its schedule in January.
Game times will be released at a later date. Season ticket information for the men's and women's basketball season will be available at a later date.