WISE - The women's basketball program at UVa-Wise announced its 2019-2020 schedule Monday. The season will be the first for the Cavaliers in the South Atlantic Conference; UVa-Wise played the last six years in the Mountain East Conference and the program is coming off a 13 win season under first-year coach Jamie Cluesman, a seven win improvement from the previous campaign.
The season begins with an exhibition contest against NCAA Division I member Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C. on Nov. 5 before the regular season begins with a conference challenge against Limestone College and Converse College on Nov. 9 and Nov. 10 in Gaffney, S.C.
The program will open the home portion of its schedule with its first ever SAC game on Nov. 26 when Mars Hill University visits the Prior Center. It will be the first of 22 league games the Cavs play this winter with 11 taking place at home.
Cluesman's crew will also play non-conference home games against Bluefield State on Dec. 4 and Lees-McRae College on Nov. 10. Defending SAC champion Anderson University is in town on Nov. 30 while fellow NCAA Tournament participants Wingate University and Carson-Newman University visit the Prior Center for back-to-back games on Feb. 22 and Feb. 26.
The 2020 SAC Conference Tournament will begin on March 4 at on campus sites before shifting to Greenville, S.C. for the conclusion of the event beginning March 7.