Women’s Basketball Releases 2011-12 Schedule

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A West Coast trip featuring a renewed rivalry highlights the 2011-12 MIT women's basketball schedule as the Engineers will square off with NEWMAC opponents in 18 games. The Cardinal and Gray kicks off action on Tuesday, Nov. 15 against Wentworth Institute of Technology in Rockwell Cage.

MIT travels across the river the weekend of November 19-20 to compete in the Emerson College Tip Off Tournament. The Engineers and the host Lions will face each other for the first time since the 2007-08 season in the opening round while the opponent and game time for the next day are to be determined.

On Friday, Nov. 25, the Engineers head to California to take on Cal Tech, marking their first trip to Pasadena since the series began in 2000-01 in addition to the first meeting between both programs since 2007-08. The next day, MIT visits Occidental College in Los Angeles for the first time in program history.

Upon their return, the Engineers open NEWMAC play on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at home against Wellesley College with a trio of conference games to follow before the semester concludes. MIT will battle Simmons College on Friday, Dec. 30 in its final non-conference tilt of the campaign.

The Engineers begin 2012 with a three-game road trip when they resume league play on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Smith College. Coming next is a three-game home stand that will be capped by Smith on Saturday, Jan. 21. The squad plays five of its last eight games on the road with MIT hosting the regular-season finale versus Clark University on Saturday, Feb. 18.

2011-12 MIT Women's Basketball Schedule

Nov. 15 WENTWORTH INST. OF TECH. 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 19 at Emerson Coll. # 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 20 Emerson College Tip Off Tournament # TBA
Nov. 25 at Caltech 11:00 p.m.
Nov. 26 at Occidental Coll. 5:00 p.m.
Nov. 30 WELLESLEY COLL.* 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 3 WPI* 1:00 p.m.
Dec. 6 at U.S. Coast Guard Acad.* 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 10 MOUNT HOLYOKE COLL.* 2:00 p.m.
Dec. 30 SIMMONS COLL. 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 4 at Smith Coll.* 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 7 at Clark Univ.* 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 11 at Babson Coll.* 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 14 SPRINGFIELD COLL.* 2:00 p.m.
Jan. 18 WHEATON COLL.* 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 21 SMITH COLL.* 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 25 at Wellesley Coll.* 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 28 at WPI* 2:00 p.m.
Feb. 1 U.S. COAST GUARD ACAD.* 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 4 at Mount Holyoke Coll.* 1:00 p.m.
Feb. 8 BABSON COLL.* 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 11 at Springfield Coll.* 3:00 p.m.
Feb. 15 at Wheaton Coll.* 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 18 CLARK UNIV.* 2:00 p.m.

* New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference game
# Emerson College Tip Off Tournament

All Times Eastern (Local Time) and subject to change
Home games in BOLD