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Canes Women’s Hoops: 2019-2020 Non-Conference Schedule Announced

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Some intriguing non-conference opponents dot the schedule.

Arizona St. vs. Miami women’s basketball tournament Andrew Uloza/Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images

The Miami Hurricanes Women's Basketball team have released the 11 opponents that they play during the 2019-20 non-conference season.

The season will kick off on Sunday, November 10, when the Canes take on Jackson State at the Watsco Center. The Tigers finished the 2018-19 campaign with a 18-14 record, including a 12-6 mark in the Southwest Athletic Conference.

The season opener is part of a three-game stretch of home matchups, with North Florida coming to Coral Gables on November 13 and IUPUI rolling in on November 17.

Darrick Gibbs, who serves as North Florida’s head coach, spent ten years as an assistant under Katie Meier at UM.

The Maggie Dixon Classic in Chicago will host the only two road games for the Hurricanes before ACC play, with Miami taking on North Carolina A&T on November 22 and either DePaul or Arkansas on November 23.

DePaul has made the NCAA Tournament 17 years in a row and comes into the upcoming season ranked No. 20 according to ESPNW.

The Canes return home for the Miami Thanksgiving Classic, hosting Oregon State on November 29 and Miami (OH) on November 30.

The Beavers are the second team in the preseason Top-25 on the non-league slate, coming in at No. 6 in the ESPNW poll and have made the Sweet Sixteen each of the past four years.

Meier’s team remains at home for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, hosting Indiana on December 4. Both the Hoosiers and the Hurricanes missed the ESPNW poll by no more than five spots.

After a break for final exams, the non-ACC schedule concludes with Binghamton on December 17, UNC-Asheville on December 20, and Washington State on December 21.

Miami looks to improve on its 25-9 (12-4 ACC) mark from a season ago, after their season ended against Arizona State in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32 with a 57-55 loss in Coral Gables.

The Hurricanes have made the NCAA Tournament in each of the past five seasons, and eight of the past nine years.