Women's Basketball

@ndwbb
Women's Basketball Announces 2000-01 Schedule
Ruth Riley and the Irish will be taking on a 27-game schedule, matching up with nine squads that made the NCAA Tournament last year.
 
Ruth Riley and the Irish will be taking on a 27-game schedule, matching up with nine squads that made the NCAA Tournament last year.

Sept. 12, 2000

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - An ESPN nationally-televised home game against defending NCAA and BIG EAST champion Connecticut and nine games against teams from the 2000 NCAA women's basketball championship highlight the 2000-01 schedule of the Notre Dame women's basketball team. The 27-game slate features 13 homes games and appearances in two national tournaments. All-American senior center Ruth Riley (16.2 ppg. and 7.3 rpg. last year), senior point guard and All-America candidate Niele Ivey (11.2 ppg. and 6.0 apg.) and sophomore All-America candidate shooting guard and 2000 BIG EAST rookie-of-the-year Alicia Ratay (14.0 ppg.) -- among the top players in the country at their respective positions -- lead the Irish against their perennially rigorous schedule.

"We have another tough schedule and are really excited about the great teams that will be coming to the Joyce Center this year," said 14th-year Irish head coach Muffet McGraw, who led Notre Dame to a 27-5 record and the NCAA Mideast regionals in 1999-2000. "Our fans really appreciate great basketball, and we'll be able to show them that once again. We will be playing in two great tournaments with strong fields and are looking forward to playing on ESPN and ESPN2."

In addition to the Jan. 15, contest against Connecticut, the Irish will welcome 2000 Final Four participant Rutgers, 1999 NCAA champion Purdue and Pacific-10 power Arizona to the Joyce Center. Notre Dame will travel to Wisconsin on Nov. 22 and 24, for the Coaches Vs. Cancer Challenge, facing the host Badgers in the opening round and NCAA tournament teams Georgia or Oklahoma in the championship or consolation game (the championship will be shown on ESPN2). The Irish will play on ESPN2 when they travel to Orlando to take on North Carolina at Honda Elite Classic.

The 16-game BIG EAST schedule features two games against conference newcomer Virginia Tech. Villanova travels to Notre Dame on Dec. 6, for the conference opener for the Irish, while Providence, Pittsburgh, Miami and Georgetown also visit the Irish. The conference road schedule takes the Irish to Virginia Tech, St. John's, Seton Hall, West Virginia, Boston College, Syracuse, Rutgers and Pittsburgh.

First-ever meetings with Fordham and Rice, the first game against USC in 15 years and a trip to Marquette round out the non-conference schedule. The BIG EAST Championship will be held March 3-6, in Storrs, Conn., for the second consecutive season.

DayDateOpponent LocationTime
Sun.Nov. 5Ohio All-Stars (exhibition)Joyce Center7:00 p.m.
Tues.Nov. 14Foreign Team (exhibition)Joyce Center7:00 p.m.
Fri.Nov. 17ValparaisoValparaiso, Ind.7:35 p.m.
Mon.Nov. 20ArizonaJoyce Center7:00 p.m.
Wed.Nov. 22Wisconsin #Madison, Wis.TBA
Fri.Nov. 24Georgia/Oklahoma # (ESPN2)Madison, Wis.12:30/3 p.m.
Mon.Nov. 27FordhamJoyce Center7:00 p.m.
Sun.Dec. 3North Carolina % (ESPN2)Orlando, Fla.1:30 p.m.
Wed.Dec. 6Villanova *Joyce Center7:00 p.m.
Sat.Dec. 9PurdueJoyce Center7:00 p.m.
Mon.Dec. 18Western MichiganJoyce Center7:00 p.m.
Thurs.Dec. 21MarquetteMilwaukee, Wis.7:00 p.m.
Thurs.Dec. 28USCLos Angeles, Calif.7:00 p.m.
Sun.Dec. 31RiceJoyce Center1:00 p.m.
Wed.Jan. 3Virginia Tech *Blacksburg, Va.TBA
Sat.Jan. 6Rutgers *Joyce Center1:00 p.m.
Tues.Jan. 9St. John's *Jamaica, N.Y.7:30 p.m.
Sat.Jan. 13Virginia Tech *Joyce Center1:00 p.m.
Mon.Jan. 15Connecticut * (ESPN)Joyce Center2:00 p.m.
Sun.Jan. 21Seton Hall *South Orange, N.J.12:00 p.m.
Wed.Jan. 24West Virginia *Morgantown, W.V.TBA
Wed.Jan. 31Providence *Joyce Center7:00 p.m.
Sat.Feb. 3Boston College *Chestnut Hill, Mass.2:00 p.m.
Wed.Feb. 7Pittsburgh *Joyce Center7:00 p.m.
Wed.Feb. 14Syracuse *Syracuse, N.Y.7:00 p.m.
Sat.Feb. 17Rutgers *Piscataway, N.J.7:30 p.m.
Tues.Feb. 20Miami *Joyce Center7:00 p.m.
Sat.Feb. 24Georgetown *Joyce Center1:00 p.m.
Tues.Feb. 27Pittsburgh *Pittsburgh, Pa.7:00 p.m.
Sat.-Tues.March 3-6BIG EAST ChampionshipStorrs, Conn.TBA

* indicates BIG EAST Conference game.
# Coaches Vs. Cancer Challenge, championship game televised by ESPN2
% Honda Elite Classic
All times are local.


 

 

Event Calendar

Delta

February 4
W, 82-46
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
RECAP

WatchND
ESPN3
February 7
W, 66-61
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)
RECAP

Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND
WatchND
WatchESPN
Live Stats
February 14
1:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC-Regional Sports Networks package
Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND
WatchND
Pink Zone/Play4Kay Game
February 18
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum)

Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND
WatchND
February 22
7:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Tucker Center)

ESPN2 - Big Monday
Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND
WatchND
February 25
7:00 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND
WatchND
February 27
1:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND
WatchND
Senior Day
March 2
TBA
ACC First Round
Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)

ACC-Regional Sports Networks package
Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND
March 3
TBA
ACC Second Round
Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)

ACC-Regional Sports Networks package
Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND
March 4
TBA
ACC Quarterfinals
Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)

ACC-Regional Sports Networks package
Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND
March 5
TBA
ACC Semifinals
Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)

ESPNU
Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND
March 6
TBA
ACC Championship
Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)

ESPN
Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND
March 18
TBA
NCAA First Round
Campus sites

ESPN/ESPN2
Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND
March 19
TBA
NCAA First Round
Campus sites

ESPN/ESPN2
Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND
March 20
TBA
NCAA Second Round
Campus sites

ESPN/ESPN2
Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND
March 21
TBA
NCAA Second Round
Campus sites

ESPN/ESPN2
Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND
March 25
TBA
NCAA Regional Semifinals
Selected sites

ESPN/ESPN2
Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND
March 26
TBA
NCAA Regional Semifinals
Selected sites

ESPN/ESPN2
Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND
March 27
TBA
NCAA Regional Finals
Selected sites

ESPN/ESPN2
Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND
March 28
TBA
NCAA Regional Finals
Selected sites

ESPN/ESPN2
Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND
April 3
TBA
NCAA National Semifinals
Indianapolis, Ind. (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

ESPN/ESPN2
Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND
April 5
TBA
NCAA National Championship
Indianapolis, Ind. (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

ESPN
Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND

Shop Now

Medifast

Auctions

Official ND Online Auctions // Bid Now »

Gear Store

Get your Official ND Gear // Shop Now »

Photo Galleries

Canon

St. Joseph Health System Medifast Delta Canon Visit South Bend Mishawaka