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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