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HCA: WSU Women’s Basketball unveil 2018-19 non-conference slate

The debut season for first year head coach Kamie Ethridge will feature plenty of home contests.

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The Washington State women will start the season with four straight home games and won’t play a true road game until more than a month into the season.

That sounds like the perfect way for a first year coach to start her tenure at a new school.

Washington State announced their non-conference schedule for the 2018-19 season on Tuesday. In her first season, Kamie Ethridge and the Cougs will play six games on home court and will only play one true road game, along with a quartet of games at neutral sites.

Ethridge’s tenure as head coach will start on November 2 with an exhibition game against Warner Pacific. Just four days later, on November 6, the season will tip off for real against Utah State in Pullman.

Some notable games include a home game against a 2018 NCAA Tournament team in Nebraska on November 16, and their only true road game of the season will be December 6 against Gonzaga in Spokane.

The Cougs will also take part in a pair of non-conference tournaments. They’ll hit the road for the first time on on November 23 for the succinctly titled Warner Center Marriott Thanksgiving Basketball Classic at Cal State Northridge. The matchups are still TBA, but the three other teams include CSUN, Harvard and Jacksonville State.

Their second non-conference tournament of the season will tip off on December 19 in Las Vegas as part of the Duel in the Desert Tournament. Their first round battle will be a matchup with Kansas, with their second round battle against either Northwestern or Wichita State.

For the full schedule, check out the WSU site here.

Women’s Basketball Releases Nonconference Schedule - Washington State University
The Cougars play at home early and often in coach Ethridge’s first year.

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