UNI women announce non-con schedule

AP FILE PHOTO - Northern Iowa’s Kam Finley shoots against Illinois State during the championship game of the Missouri Valley Conference women’s basketball tournament March 13 in Moline, Ill.

CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa women’s basketball program has announced a 10-game non-conference schedule for the 2022-2023 season.

The Panthers will spend the majority of their non-conference schedule at home, including the first three weeks of November. UNI women’s basketball will make its first appearance away from the McLeod Center abroad in Mexico. The Panthers are participating in the Cancun Challenge as a member of the Riviera Division against two other teams.

In the 2022-2023 non-conference schedule, the Panthers will see seven opponents they played in 2021-22. UNI opens the season with an exhibition against a new opponent: Cornell College. The Rams are a member of the NCAA Division III Midwest Conference. The teams will play each other for the first time ever on Nov. 1.

During the Panthers five-game homestand to start the season, they will play games against St. Thomas, St. Louis, Iowa State and former MVC foe Creighton.

The Panthers will then depart for the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Cancun, Mexico, over Thanksgiving weekend for the Cancun Challenge. This is UNI’s second appearance in the holiday tournament after participating in 2015. In Mexico, the Panthers will play games against Tulane and Vanderbilt in the Riviera Division.

UNI kicks off the month of December with an away game against South Dakota State. The Panthers return home for a contest with North Dakota State at the McLeod Center. UNI will wrap up the non-conference season on the road with a game against reigning Big Ten champion Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.

Game times for the non-conference schedule, as well as the full 2022-23 Missouri Valley Conference schedule will be released at a later date.


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