|Women’s hoops completes slate with A-10 dates|
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Charlotte women's basketball program and the Atlantic 10 office announced Tuesday morning the 49ers' conference games for the upcoming 2012-13 campaign. Charlotte will play host to seven league matchups, while traveling on the road for seven others. The lone opponent the 49ers will not face will be Dayton.
"We are excited to have the schedule completed," head coach Cara Consuegra said. "It's good to know, conference and non-conference, everything we have top to bottom. First thing that jumps out is home game against Fordham on TV. We are really excited about having that game at home and to showcase our venue and our fans on a great national network."
Charlotte opens the slate with a home meeting with Fordham, January 13, live on CBS Sports Network. As of now, it will be the lone televised contest for the program and the first home TV tip since Jan. 26, 2010, against Richmond on the same network.
After a quick mid-week trip to Rhode Island, the 49ers return home to face Xavier before back-to-back road contests at Saint Louis and St. Bonaventure to conclude January.
February begins with a pair of home games, Duquesne and Temple, the 3rd and 6th, respectively. Following a trip to Philadelphia for a meeting with Saint Joseph's, Charlotte will play host to conference newcomer Butler and George Washington in the middle of the month.
The final stretch will feature the 49ers on the road for three of the last four games. The lone home contest in the quartet will be against another league rookie, VCU Feb. 28. Away tilts at Massachusetts, La Salle and Richmond occur in the last two weeks of the regular season.
"Our February, the entire stretch, will be really tough. We face a lot of the top tier teams in the conference as well as some tough games on the road. Certainly, we are happy about having five out of the eight during the month at home in our friendly environment of Halton Arena. It will be a testing stretch for us throughout the season."
Charlotte will then compete in the Atlantic 10 Championships, March 8-11 in Philadelphia before the title game March 16 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Times for all games, home and away, will be announced at a future date.
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2012-13 Charlotte 49ers Women's Basketball Atlantic 10 Schedule
Sun., Jan. 13 - Fordham (CBSSN)
Wed., Jan. 16 - at Rhode Island
Sun., Jan. 20 - Xavier
Sun., Jan. 27 - at Saint Louis
Wed., Jan. 30 - at St. Bonaventure
Sun., Feb. 3 - Duquesne
Wed., Feb. 6 - Temple
Sun., Feb. 10 - at Saint Joseph's
Wed., Feb. 13 - Butler
Sun., Feb. 17 - George Washington
Wed., Feb. 20 - at Massachusetts
Sun., Feb. 24 - at La Salle
Thurs., Feb. 28 - VCU
Sun., March 3 - at Richmond