2018-19 Schedule Set For Covenant Women's Basketball

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
With a new era of Covenant women's basketball set to get under way, the program recently finalized its 2018-19 schedule. First-year head coach Skylar Bareford has 25 regular season games slated for her squad, with 12 of those coming inside Barnes PE Center.

Bareford's first game as Covenant head coach will come on Friday, Nov.
16
 against perennial Division III power Thomas More. The game is set to be played in Danville, Ky., on the campus of Centre College at 5 p.m. Thomas More won the Division III title in 2016 and advanced to the Final Four last season.

Covenant will then conclude the opening weekend against the host Colonels of Centre on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m

The Scots will begin a four-game homestand on Nov. 20 against Oglethorpe. Covenant will also play Sewanee (Nov. 28), and USA South foes Piedmont (Nov. 30) and Huntingdon (Dec. 1) during the stretch.

After an away contest against Sewanee on Dec. 6, Covenant wraps up the home schedule for December against Webster on Dec. 8.

Covenant will travel to Texas after Christmas for the UT Dallas Classic. The Scots square off with host UT Dallas on Dec. 28 before facing McMurry on Dec. 29 in Dallas.

The final two months of the season features nearly all conference matchups. The Scots host Agnes Scott (Jan. 2), Berea (Jan. 9), Maryville (Jan. 16), Brevard (Jan. 23), and Wesleyan (Jan. 26) during the month. In February, Covenant will host non-conference foe Toccoa Falls on Feb. 7 followed by the regular season finale against LaGrange on Feb. 9.

The USA South Tournament begins on Feb. 13 as the top six teams in each division qualify for the tournament. Divisional seeds 3-4 host first round games on Feb. 13, while divisional seeds 1-2 host quarterfinal round contests on Feb. 16. Should Covenant advance, the semifinals and championship will be played on Feb. 22-23 at the highest remaining seed.
  • New opponents this season include Thomas More, Webster, UT Dallas, and McMurry. 
  • Covenant last played Toccoa Falls, a NCCAA member, since 2013 and the Scots own a 16-0 all-time record against the Screaming Eagles.
  • The Scots will face five teams that were in the 2018 NCAA Tournament: Thomas More, Oglethorpe, Piedmont, Webster, and UT Dallas
  • Games against Brevard will count for USA South standings this year, however Brevard is not eligible for the USA South Tournament or the NCAA Tournament as the institution continues to transition to Division III.

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