Aug. 31, 2012
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- In conjunction with the Big Ten Conference, the University of Michigan women's basketball team announced its 16-game conference schedule on Friday (Aug. 31) to complete its 2012-13 slate. U-M will kick off the Big Ten season on Jan. 3 against Indiana at Crisler Center.
In head coach Kim Barnes Arico's first season at the helm in Ann Arbor, the Wolverines will square off against Penn State, Michigan State, Northwestern, Indiana and Iowa in home-and-home series while facing the remaining six schools just once during the Big Ten portion of the schedule. The Maize and Blue will have eight home conference games at newly renovated Crisler Center, highlighted by in-state rival Michigan State on Feb. 16.
The Big Ten Tournament will be held March 7-10 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The conference is entering into the first year of a four-year agreement that will rotate the tournament between Hoffman Estates and Indianapolis, Ind. The 2013 and 2015 postseason tournaments will be contested at the Sears Centre Arena, while the 2014 and 2016 events will be staged at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Start times and television information for conference contests will be released at a later date.
The Wolverines kick off the 2012-13 season and Arico era against Detroit on Nov. 9 at Crisler Center as part of a doubleheader with the men's basketball team. The teams will also pair up for doubleheaders on Dec. 20 (Valparaiso) and Dec. 29 (Niagara) as part of Michigan's 13 non-conference contests.
Season tickets for the 2012-13 women's basketball season are currently on sale through the U-M Athletic Ticket Office. Fans can purchase season tickets for as low as $50 for general admission or $100 for reserved lower bowl seats. There are 17 games in this year's season-ticket package, including eight Big Ten match-ups and marquee non-conference contests against Duke and Florida.
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