White Announces 2014-15 Women's Hoops Schedule
July 30, 2014
By Jason Clay
By Jason Clay
The Bulldogs open the season on Nov. 14 at home against Cal State San Bernardino, the first of 15 home games on the 2014-15 schedule.
The nonconference slate consists of 11 games before the Bulldogs open up their third season in the Mountain West on Dec. 31 when league action begin.
"The schedule was mostly done when we got here, so we were grateful for that," White said. "We did add a couple of Pac-12 teams to our schedule and I think we always have to have that balance. I think it is good to be able to play teams in California, but at the same time be able to go away and play some of those teams that will challenge us on the road."
During nonconference play, Fresno State is set to host six home games at the Save Mart Center and play five on the road, including a pair against Pac-12 opponents.
Of the five road nonconference games, three will be played nearby in California while the other two are at George Washington in Washington D.C. on Dec. 6 and at Oregon on Dec. 21.
"I think there is a good balance between road and away games, mainly because I think we had a lot of home games earlier and I like home games," White said. "Obviously we love our crowd and want everybody to be there, but we do have a lot of [road] games that are close enough that our crowd can come and travel with us. Also, you have to have a balance between what we feel like are winnable games and what we feel like are going to be challenging games and I feel like we really have that this year."
Fresno State opens the season in the middle of November by hosting Cal State San Bernardino and Cal Poly on Nov. 14 and Nov. 16.
The `Dogs then hit the road for three games, all in California, with the first road contest being played on Nov. 23 at USC. The day after Thanksgiving, Fresno State is at the University of San Diego and the three-game skid ends at Cal State Bakersfield on Nov. 30.
Fresno State opens December with four of its first five games at home, a crucial stretch as the team works through finals week. The Bulldogs will host UC Riverside, St. Mary's, Cal State Fullerton and Bethesda University while the one road game in that stretch is the trip to Washington D.C.
The final nonconference game of the season will be the Dec. 21 contest at Oregon. The Bulldogs last made a trip up to Eugene back on Dec. 16, 2012 when the `Dogs fell to the Ducks 65-64.
The 18-game league schedule begins on Dec. 31 when the Bulldogs host New Mexico for the first of two games between the schools.
The two Mountain West teams Fresno State faces only once in 2014-15 are UNLV and Air Force. The Bulldogs will host UNLV on Feb. 11 and play at Air Force on March 3 in their only meetings against those schools.
Fresno State has gone 26-8 in league play during its first two seasons in the Mountain West. The Bulldogs have captured the Mountain West Tournament title in each of the past two seasons, securing the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.
In all, Fresno State has appeared in seven-straight NCAA Tournaments and that is tied for the 14th-longest active streak in the country.
The Bulldogs have currently begun practicing for their preseason Australian tour, where Fresno State will visit three cities and play four games from Aug. 9-20. For more information on the Bulldogs' trip to Australia, please click here.
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