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
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, Wisconsin
Away: Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State
Home/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.