Iowa Women's Basketball

Iowa women's basketball schedule released for 2019-20 season

Hawkeyes open with exhibition vs. Winona State on Nov. 3

Iowa guard Kathleen Doyle (right) celebrates with Makenzie Meyer during the Hawkeyes' NCAA tournament second-round win over Missouri. Doyle and Meyer will be seniors this winter. The Hawkeyes' 2019-20 Big Ten schedule has been released. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Iowa guard Kathleen Doyle (right) celebrates with Makenzie Meyer during the Hawkeyes' NCAA tournament second-round win over Missouri. Doyle and Meyer will be seniors this winter. The Hawkeyes' 2019-20 Big Ten schedule has been released. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

IOWA CITY — For the Iowa Hawkeyes, the post-Megan Gustafson era begins with an exhibition game Nov. 3 against Winona State.

The Big Ten announced its 2019-20 women’s basketball schedule Friday morning, then the University of Iowa posted the complete schedule in the afternoon.

Iowa is coming off one of its best seasons in school history, a 29-7 campaign that included a Big Ten tournament title and a trip to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament.

But Gustafson, the consensus national player of the year, has departed, along with Hannah Stewart and Tania Davis. Top returners include all-Big Ten guard Kathleen Doyle, Makenzie Meyer and Alexis Sevillian.

The regular season begins Nov. 7 at home against Florida Atlantic. The Hawkeyes will play all three intrastate Division-I opponents — Nov. 17 at Northern Iowa, Dec. 11 at Iowa State and Dec. 21 at home against Drake.

ISU and Drake are two of five non-conference opponents that appeared in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, joining Princeton, Towson and Clemson.

The Hawkeyes open Big Ten action Dec. 28 at Nebraska.

Big Ten home/away matchups are Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State and Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes host Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State and Ohio State, and travel to Michigan, Northwestern, Nebraska, Penn State, and Wisconsin.

All of Iowa’s games in January and Feburary will be played on Sundays and Thursdays.

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Iowa women's basketball 2019-20 schedule

Sun., Nov. 3 — Winona State (exhibition)

Thu., Nov. 7 — Florida Atlantic

Thu., Nov. 14 — North Alabama

Sun., Nov. 17 — at Northern Iowa

Wed., Nov. 20 — Princeton

Wed., Nov. 27 — Cincinnati (at San Juan)

Thu., Nov. 28 — Towson (at San Juan)

Sat., Nov. 30 — Washington (at San Juan)

Wed., Dec. 4 — Clemson (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)

Wed., Dec. 11 — at Iowa State

Sat., Dec. 14 — North Carolina Central

Sat., Dec. 21 — Drake

Sat., Dec. 28 — at Nebraska

Tue., Dec. 31 — Illinois

Sun., Jan. 5 — at Northwestern

Thu., Jan. 9 — Maryland

Sun., Jan. 12 — Indiana

Thu., Jan. 16 — at Minnesota

Sun., Jan. 19 — at Wisconsin

Thu., Jan. 23 — Ohio State

Sun., Jan. 26 — Michigan State

Thu., Jan. 30 — at Penn State

Sun., Feb. 2 — at Michigan

Thu., Feb. 6 — Nebraska

Sun., Feb. 9 — at Purdue

Thu., Feb. 13 — at Maryland

Sun., Feb. 16 — Wisconsin

Sun., Feb. 23 — Penn State

Thu., Feb. 27 — Minnesota

Sun., March 1 — at Rutgers

March 4-8 — Big Ten tournament

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