Colorado Springs, Colo. Head coach Chris Gobrecht and the Air Force women's basketball team announced the 2019-2020 schedule during the Air Force Academy's In-processing Day, Thursday afternoon. The Falcons open the campaign, November 5, against Arizona State in Tempe, Arizona.
Falcon fans will have several opportunities to catch the women's basketball team in home-court action as the Falcons host five non-conference contests in Clune Arena on the season, four of which are during the month of November. Air Force opens a three-game home stint against the New Jersey Institute of Technology on Friday, November 8th, followed up by a service academy rivalry game against Army, Wednesday, November 13th. The home stint is brought to a close against San Diego University, Saturday, November 16th.
Following a road game against in-state rival Northern Colorado (Nov. 19), the Falcons return home to host Portland, November 23.
Air Force will play Navy in the second service academy rival game of the season, November 27, in Annapolis, Maryland. Following the Navy contest, the Falcons will head south to take on the perennial powerhouse Tennessee Volunteers, December 1st, in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The Mountain West slate is opened with an early-season contests against the Wyoming Cowgirls (Dec. 4), and Nevada Wolfpack (Dec. 7). The game against Wyoming will mark the first-of-nine Mountain West games hosted at the Academy. Air Force visits the non-conference slate for the last time in a three-game stint, starting with a game at Long Beach State (Dec. 18), followed by a visit to Cal State Fullerton (Dec. 21) and concluding with Nebraska-Wesleyan (Dec. 30) in Clune Arena.
The Falcons open the New Year and the remainder of the Mountain West schedule hosting UNLV, January 4th. Air Force will conclude league play against Colorado State at the Academy, Feb. 27, before heading to the Mountain West Conference Tournament, March 1-4, hosted by UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"This is a very exciting and challenging schedule for our young team," coach Gobrecht said. "We will get prepared and be ready to have a good time playing basketball against so many quality opponents."
To access the full schedule head to goairforcefalcons.com