Women's Basketball Releases 2012-13 Schedule

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The renewal of several dormant rivalries along with the team's first trip to Rhode Island in 11 years highlight the 2012-13 MIT women's basketball schedule. In addition, the Engineers square off with NEWMAC opponents in 18 games.

MIT kicks off the season on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Salem State University Tip Off Tournament where it will face the host Vikings for the first time since the 2001-02 season. The next day the opponents will be either Western Connecticut State University or Bates College, both of which the Engineers haven't played in over a decade.

The Cardinal and Gray's home opener is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 20 versus Endicott College, marking the first meeting between both squads in 28 years. Four days later, MIT hosts future NEWMAC foe Emerson College before making its conference debut at Wellesley College on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Trips to WPI (December 1) and Mount Holyoke College (December 7) bookend a home date with the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (December 4) and round out fall semester action.

MIT returns to the court on Saturday, Dec. 29 with a home tilt against Gordon College and then visits Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I. on Wednesday, Jan. 2 for the first match up in program history between both squads. The game is only the 15th to occur against a school from Rhode Island and results in the Engineers' seventh trip to the Ocean State.

NEWMAC play resumes with a three-game homestand featuring Clark University on Saturday, Jan. 5, Smith College (January 8), and Babson College (January 10). MIT then hits the road for a trio of conference battles before playing five of its last eight games in Rockwell Cage. The Engineers' final home game is against Wheaton College on Wednesday, Feb. 13 while the regular season finale will take place at Clark University on Saturday, Feb. 16.

2012-13 MIT Women's Basketball Schedule

Nov. 17 at Salem State Univ. # 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 18 Salem State Univ. Tip Off Tournament 12:00 p.m./2:00 p.m.
Nov. 20 ENDICOTT COLL. 6:00 p.m.
Nov. 24 EMERSON COLL. 3:00 p.m.
Nov. 28 at Wellesley Coll. * 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 1 at WPI * 1:00 p.m.
Dec. 4 U.S. COAST GUARD ACAD. * 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 7 at Mount Holyoke Coll. * 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 29 GORDON COLL. 2:00 p.m.
Jan. 2 at Johnson & Wales Univ. 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 5 CLARK UNIV. * 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 8 SMITH COLL. * 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 10 BABSON COLL. * 8:00 p.m.
Jan. 12 at Springfield Coll. * 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 16 at Wheaton Coll. * 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 19 at Smith Coll. * 2:00 p.m.
Jan. 23 WELLESLEY COLL. * 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 26 WPI * 2:00 p.m.
Jan. 30 at U.S. Coast Guard Academy * 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 2 MOUNT HOLYOKE COLL. * 3:00 p.m.
Feb. 6 at Babson Coll. * 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 9 SPRINGFIELD COLL. * 1:00 p.m.
Feb. 13 WHEATON COLL. * 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 16 at Clark Univ. * 1:00 p.m.

* New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference game
# Salem State University Tip Off Tournament

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