EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire women's basketball team released their 2019-20 season schedule. The Blugolds have another strong schedule which will begin with a road exhibition game against NCAA Division II program, Minnesota St.-Mankato on November 6th.
UW-Eau Claire will hold their annual Tip Off Tournament on November 15th and 16th.
"Once again I believe we have put together a non-conference schedule that will ready us to compete for a WIAC (Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) championship and an NCAA berth in the post-season," said Head Coach Tonja Englund. "We are especially looking forward to our Tip Off tournament that will feature four teams expected to compete for conference championships in the WIAC and American Rivers conference."
The teams included this year are Simpson College, UW-La Crosse, and Wartburg College. Following the tournament, the Blugolds have a three-game homestand before heading to Daytona, FL to participate in the Land of Magic Classic Tournament on December 28-29.
"Overall, we will face five teams during our non-conference schedule that posted 20-win seasons or more, which will especially ready us for the challenging WIAC schedule," said Englund. "The trip is always an outstanding experience for our players and our fans and traditionally the tournament has been a great tune-up prior to opening conference play. It is also a great opportunity for our team to showcase the strength of our league in a national setting."