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Alabama State will host South Carolina in women’s hoops

One of the top teams in the country is coming to Montgomery.

Courtesy: Alabama State Athletics

MONTGOMERY, Ala. | The Alabama State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics released the 2018-19 women’s basketball schedule Thursday afternoon featuring 14 games at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome, including hosting perennial power South Carolina.

Alabama State opens the season at home with an exhibition game against West Georgia, before opening the regular season on the road against Kentucky (November 7) who is looking to bounce back from a 15-17 record last season. After facing the Wildcats, Alabama State returns home to face South Carolina, the 2017 national champion and Elite Eight participant last season, on November 11.

The Lady Hornets will stay home to face Samford November 15, before hitting the road to face North Alabama (November 19) and Troy (November 29) to close out the month of November.

The Lady Hornets open the month of December at home against Mobile (December 1), before traveling to face the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech in Atlanta (December 5). Georgia Tech finished 18-13 last season in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), finishing in the middle of the pack in the conference. The Lady Hornets will stay on the road, facing South Alabama (December 9) before returning home to face UAB (December 16). The Lady Hornets close out the non-conference portion of their schedule on the road against Big East foe Xavier (December 18) and then against SEC foe Auburn (December 28).

Alabama State opens Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play January 5 at home against Grambling State and against Jackson State (January 7), before hitting the road for a three-game road swing. The Lady Hornets face UAPB (January 12), Mississippi Valley State (January 14) and Alabama A&M (January 19), before returning home for back-to-back games against Alcorn State (January 26) and Southern (January 28). The Lady Hornets close out the first half of the conference season on the road in Texas as they face Texas Southern (February 2) and Prairie View A&M (February 4).

The second half of the conference season begins with a three-game homestand with UAPB (February 9), Mississippi Valley State (February 11) and Alabama A&M (February 16). The Lady Hornets hit the road to face Alcorn State (February 23) and Southern (February 25), before closing out the home portion of their schedule against Texas Southern (March 2) and Prairie View A&M (March 4). Alabama State closes out the regular season on the road against Grambling State (March 7) and Jackson State (March 9).

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