Lady Rockets Announce Schedule

The University of Toledo women's basketball program has announced the 2009-10 basketball schedule, with the highlight of the home schedule as the season opener against the Big Ten's Northwestern Wildcats. The game will be played at Savage Arena on November 13th. There is also a road contest at Indiana.

The University of Toledo women's basketball program has announced the 2009-10 basketball schedule. The highlight of the home schedule is the season opener against the Big Ten's Northwestern Wildcats. The game will be played at Savage Arena on November 13th.

"It will be pretty exciting to host a Big Ten team," Cullop said. "In the near future, we are trying to do everything we can to get some exciting home games. That is kind of our thank you to our great fans."

The Lady Rockets went 11-2 at home last season, the first season in the newly renovated Savage Arena. The Lady Rockets have also led the MAC in home attendance for 19 consecutive seasons.

Other home games include Cleveland State, Saint Peter's, Dayton, and IPFW. Road non-conference games include Oakland, UTEP, SIU Edswardsville, Indiana, Morehead State, and North Dakota.

"We have definitely challenged our team with our non-conference schedule," Cullop said. "We are going to play against some squads from power conferences with postseason experience."

The Lady Rockets will play 16 conference games, beginning at home on January 6th against Northern Illinois. Five of their first eight MAC games will be at Savage Arena.

They will play each MAC East Division school once. Akron, Bowling Green, and Miami University will come to Savage Arena. Toledo will play at Buffalo, Kent State, and Ohio University. Toledo will play each MAC West Division school twice, once at home and once on the road.

"There are quite a few MAC squads that are starting to understand what it takes to get to the top," Cullop said. "It is not easy to get there, and I have an awful lot of respect for the teams that have done that. We want nothing more than to challenge for a MAC championship. I defi nitely think the league is going to be extremely competitive, and I know our players are looking forward to the challenge."



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