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LocaI briefs: IPFW women to play in Preseason NIT, host IU

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 05:42 pm
IPFW women's basketball head coach Chris Paul has unveiled the women's basketball program's 2013-14 schedule, and is highlighted by an appearance in the Preseason WNIT and a home contest against Indiana University on Nov. 12."We are excited about the upcoming season and the schedule we have put in place," Paul said in a press release. "Being invited to participate in the WNIT says a lot about the direction of our program, and opening the tournament at Wichita State is very exciting. Playing three Big 10 schools and being able to have Indiana as a home game gives our players the experience needed to make a run at a Summit League title this season, which is our ultimate goal."

The season opens Nov. 8 as part of the WNIT, as the squad travels to face Wichita State, before hosting Indiana University four days later, the second straight year the program has hosted a Big Ten opponent. Three days later the preseason WNIT conducts its final two games, with opponents of those games still to be determined.

On Nov. 18 and 20, the team hosts back-to-back home games against Southern Illinois (7 p.m.) and Grace College (11:30 a.m.), before four straight road games at SIU Edwardsville (Nov. 26), Michigan State (Dec. 1), Evansville (Dec. 4) and Purdue (Dec. 8).Indiana Tech and SIU Edwardsville come to town on Dec. 11 and 14, respectively, before the calendar year ends with back-to-back road games at Detroit on Dec. 21 and at Ball State on Dec. 29.

When the calendar year turns, the Mastodons jump into Summit League play, culminating with the Summit League Tournament in early March. The Mastodons return four of five starters from a season ago, including Summit League Player of the Year Amanda Hyde, who averaged 18.6 points per game, while also being named the Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association (DI-AAA ADA) Scholar Athlete of the Year.Front nine: Dick Love, Larry Otis, Walter Wood, Earl Zimmerman (3)

Back nine: Roger Platt, John Marasovich, Jim Rivera, Paul

Hughes (-6)

Closest to the pin: Walter Wood, Roger Seymoure, Roger Platt (2)


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