PSU women's basketball schedule released

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh State women's basketball team has revealed its 25-game 2019-20 schedule, as announced Tuesday by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation.

The Cardinals kick off their season from Friday-Saturday, Nov. 15-16, at the Rose City Classic hosted by Drew University, taking on host Drew on Friday before playing either Lycoming College or Bates College in either the consolation or championship game on Saturday.

Plattsburgh then entertains St. Lawrence in its home opener Tuesday, Nov. 19, to tune up for its annual Cardinal Classic from Friday-Saturday, Nov. 22-23, hosting Purchase College on Friday before facing either Hamilton College or SUNY Poly in the consolation or championship game on Saturday.

SUNYAC play opens up on Friday, Dec. 6, at Oneonta, followed by a trip to New Paltz the next day.

The Cardinals wrap up the 2019 portion of their schedule on Saturday, Dec. 14, when they host Northern Vermont University-Johnson.

Plattsburgh rings in the New Year with a game at Middlebury on Tuesday, Jan. 7, its final non-conference tilt of the regular season.

Geneseo (Friday, Jan. 10) and Brockport (Saturday, Jan. 11) come to town before the Cardinals visit Potsdam on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Plattsburgh embarks on its western New York trip from Friday-Saturday, Jan. 17-18, traveling to Buffalo State and Fredonia, respectively, before coming home to host Cortland (Friday, Jan. 24) and Oswego (Saturday, Jan. 25).

Following road games at Geneseo (Friday, Jan. 31) and Brockport (Saturday, Feb. 1), the Cardinals host three straight home contests, squaring off with Potsdam (Tuesday, Feb. 4), Fredonia (Friday, Feb. 7) and Buffalo State (Saturday, Feb. 8).

After games at Oswego (Friday, Feb. 14) and Cortland (Saturday, Feb. 15), Plattsburgh wraps up the regular season at home versus New Paltz (Friday, Feb. 21) and Oneonta (Saturday, Feb. 22).

The top six teams in the final regular-season conference standings will qualify for the SUNYAC Tournament, with the first round occurring on Tuesday, Feb. 25, and the semifinal round and championship game slated for Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, Feb. 29, respectively.

The winner of the SUNYAC Tournament earns the conference's automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Head coach Cheryl Cole, who enters her 23rd season at the helm of the program, has more wins than any coach in program history with 242 to her credit.

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