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ODU women's hoops reveals updated 2020-21 Schedule

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 12:28:16-04

NORFOLK, Va. (ODUSports.com) – Old Dominion women's basketball announced its 2020-21 home and Conference USA schedule on Tuesday.

Head coach DeLisha Milton-Jones' first year at the helm of the Monarch women's basketball program will be highlighted by home matchups against in-state opponents William & Mary and VCU. ODU will host three of the top five Conference USA teams from the 2019-20 season in reigning C-USA Regular Season Champions, Rice, Western Kentucky and UAB. The Monarchs will also host FIU and Charlotte.

ODU will play two games apiece at FAU, North Texas, Marshall and Middle Tennessee, and once at Charlotte.

The Monarchs will first take the court on Thursday, Dec. 3, playing host to the Tribe, kicking off its first of five consecutive home games. ODU will continue its homestand with another in-state foe in VCU, who put together a 20-win season in 2019-20, which included a win over the Monarchs on its home court. Prior to opening up league play, the Monarchs will take on USC Upstate at Chartway Arena.

Following non-conference action, Milton-Jones' squad will play 18 conference games as apart of the leagues format changes. Per the league's release, moving to this schedule format will significantly reduce the amount of travel during conference play, with the aim of minimizing the risks associated with COVID-19. Additionally, the final week of the regular season may be utilized to re-schedule any postponed games.

Moving to this schedule format will significantly reduce the amount of travel during conference play, with the aim of minimizing the risks associated with COVID-19. Additionally, the final week of the regular season may be utilized to re-schedule any postponed games.

The full non-conference schedule, with road games, will be announced at a later date. Additional home games may be added and game times are TBD. As part of new conference guidelines this season for basketball operations, all league games played on a Saturday will tipoff no later than 2:00 p.m. local time.

To view the entire C-USA release, click HERE.

Based on state guidelines, ODU plans to allow a limited number of ticketed fans in Chartway Arena per game. Seating will be socially-distanced and all tickets will be provided via mobile delivery. Seat locations will be determined by the ODAF priority point system. Priority for purchasing tickets will be provided starting with ODAF members and season ticket holders from last year. Seat holders from the 2019-2020 season will be contacted via email by ODAF and the ODU ticket office during the first week of November with further information and instructions for purchasing tickets, along with the safety protocol that will be implemented for games this season

2020-21 OLD DOMINION WOMEN'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

Thursday, Dec. 3 - William & Mary

Sunday, Dec. 6 - VCU

Sunday, Dec. 13 - SC Upstate

Thursday, Dec. 31 - FIU

Saturday, Jan. 2 - FIU

Thursday, Jan. 7 - at Florida Atlantic

Saturday, Jan. 9 - at Florida Atlantic

Thursday, Jan. 14 - Rice

Saturday, Jan. 16 - Rice

Thursday, Jan. 21 - at North Texas

Saturday, Jan. 23 - at North Texas

Thursday, Jan. 28 - WKU

Saturday, Jan. 30 - WKU

Thursday, Feb. 4 - at Marshall

Saturday, Feb. 6 - at Marshall

Thursday, Feb. 11 - Charlotte

Saturday, Feb. 12 - at Charlotte

Thursday, Feb. 18 - UAB

Saturday, Feb. 20 - UAB

Thursday, Feb. 25 - at Middle Tennessee

Saturday, Feb. 27 - at Middle Tennessee

NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE NOTES

William & Mary – 21-8 overall; 12-6 CAA; CAA Tournament Canceled

VCU – 20-12 overall; 13-4 A-10; A-10 Tournament Runner-Up

USC Upstate – 10-20 overall; 4-16 Big South; Big South Tournament Quarterfinals *

* Conference tournament canceled due to COVID-19 prior to game

CONFERENCE USA SCHEDULE NOTES

WKU – 22-7 overall; 14-4 C-USA; C-USA Tournament Second Round *

Marshall – 13-17 overall; 7-11 C-USA; C-USA Tournament Second Round *

UAB – 20-11 overall; 12-6 C-USA; C-USA Tournament First Round

Middle Tennessee – 21-9 overall; 13-5 C-USA; C-USA Tournament Second Round *

Charlotte – 21-9 overall; 11-7 C-USA; C-USA Tournament Second Round *

FIU – 6-23 overall; 3-15 C-USA; Did not quality for C-USA Tournament

Florida Atlantic – 13-17 overall; 7-11 C-USA; C-USA Tournament First Round

North Texas – 12-19 overall; 6-12 C-USA; C-USA Tournament First Round

Rice – 21-8 overall; 16-2 C-USA; C-USA Tournament Second Round *

* Conference tournament canceled due to COVID-19 prior to game