Reigning SLC Champion Lady Lions announce 2023-24 schedule
HAMMOND, La – The reigning Southland Conference champion Southeastern Louisiana University women’s basketball team faces a challenging 2023-24 nonconference schedule highlighted by a visit from the reigning national champion, before embarking on an 18-game conference slate in search of repeating as league champions.
Southeastern will play five of its first six games in the friendly confines of the Pride Roofing University Center. SLU, which finished 21-10 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history in 2022-23, opens up the 2023-24 schedule with an 11 a.m. contest versus Millsaps Nov. 6.
The Lady Lions will then hit the road for a Nov. 10 contest at Mississippi State. Southeastern will return home to host Southern-New Orleans Nov. 14 to open a four-game home stand.
Southeastern fans can circle Nov. 17 on their calendars, as 2022-23 national champion LSU, coached by Hammond High alumnus and Tangipahoa Parish native Kim Mulkey, visit Hammond for a 7 p.m. contest. The contest will mark the first time since 2002-03 the Tigers have visited the Pride Roofing University Center.
SLU closes its home stand with Thanksgiving matinees versus Jackson State (Nov. 20, 2 p.m.) and Mobile (Nov. 25, 1 p.m.). The Lady Lions close out a busy November with road games at Wichita State (Nov. 28) and Kansas (Nov. 30).
Southeastern’s lone December home game is set for Dec. 15, as South Alabama visits Hammond for a 6 p.m. contest. The Lady Lions travel to Maui for a two-day tournament hosted by Oregon State Dec. 19-20 to cap their nonconference schedule.
The Lady Lions open Southland Conference play on the road at Nicholls (Jan. 4). SLU’s SLC road schedule will see it visit New Orleans (Jan. 6), McNeese (Jan. 13), HCU (Jan. 25), Lamar (Jan. 27), Texas A&M-Commerce (Feb. 8), Northwestern State (Feb. 10), UIW (Feb. 29) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (March 2).
Southeastern’s home league schedule opens with a 6 p.m. contest versus Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Jan. 11. Northwestern State (Jan. 18), Texas A&M-Commerce (Jan. 20), UIW (Feb. 1), McNeese (Feb. 3), Lamar (Feb. 15), HCU (Feb. 17), New Orleans (Feb. 24) and Nicholls (March 6) also will visit Hammond for SLC contests.
The Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament is set for March 11-14 at the Legacy Center in Lake Charles. Southeastern defeated Lamar, 66-57, in the SLC Tournament championship game last season.
Southeastern returns seven letter winners from last season’s historic run, including All-SLC guards Hailey Giaratano and Alexius Horne, Southland All-Defensive performer Jen Pierre and SLC All-Tournament selection Taylor Bell. Seven talented newcomers will bolster the 2023-24 roster.
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2023-24 Southeastern Women’s Basketball Schedule
Date | Opponent | Location | Time
Nov. 6 | Millsaps | Hammond | 11 a.m.
Nov. 10 | at Mississippi State | Starkville, Miss. | TBA
Nov. 14 | Southern-New Orleans | Hammond | 6 p.m.
Nov. 17 | LSU | Hammond | 7 p.m.
Nov. 20 | Jackson State | Hammond | 2 p.m.
Nov. 25 | Mobile | Hammond | 1 p.m.
Nov. 28 | at Wichita State | Wichita, Kan. | 6 p.m.
Nov. 30 | at Kansas | Lawrence, Kan. | 7 p.m.
Dec. 15 | South Alabama | Hammond | 6 p.m.
Dec. 19-20 | at Maui Tournament | Maui, Hawaii | TBA
Jan. 4 | at Nicholls* | Thibodaux | TBA
Jan. 6 | at New Orleans* | New Orleans | TBA
Jan. 11 | Texas A&M-Corpus Christi* | Hammond | 6 p.m.
Jan. 13 | at McNeese* | Lake Charles | 1 p.m.
Jan. 18 | Northwestern State* | Hammond | 6 p.m.
Jan. 20 | Texas A&M-Commerce* | Hammond | 1 p.m.
Jan. 25 | at HCU* | Houston, Texas | 6 p.m.
Jan. 27 | at Lamar* | Beaumont, Texas | TBA
Feb. 1 | UIW* | Hammond | 6 p.m.
Feb. 3 | McNeese* | Hammond | 1 p.m.
Feb. 8 | at Texas A&M-Commerce* | Commerce, Texas | TBA
Feb. 10 | at Northwestern State* | Natchitoches | TBA
Feb. 15 | Lamar* | Hammond | 6 p.m.
Feb. 17 | HCU* | Hammond | 1 p.m.
Feb. 24 | New Orleans* | Hammond | 1 p.m.
Feb. 29 | at UIW* | San Antonio, Texas | TBA
March 2 | at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi* | Corpus Christi, Texas | TBA
March 6 | Nicholls* | Hammond | 5 p.m.
March 11-14 | at Southland Conference Tournament | Lake Charles | TBA
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