LUBBOCK, Texas – Lady Raider Basketball Head Coach Marlene Stollings announced the 2018-19 non-conference schedule on Wednesday, which features nine home games.
The schedule includes five teams that reached the postseason last year.
"We are thrilled about starting a new era of Lady Raider Basketball this fall," Stollings said. "The nine home games will give our fans many great opportunities to see our up-tempo, fun and exciting style of play. Additionally, playing on the road in the SEC at Florida and in the MWC at Nevada will challenge our team and help prepare us for conference play."
The Lady Raiders open the season against Jacksonville State on Friday, Nov. 9, and Louisiana-Monroe on Sunday, Nov. 11.
The following weekend, the Lady Raiders host Idaho on Saturday, Nov. 17, for the first time since 2015. The Vandals finished the 2017-18 season with a 19-14 record and a trip to the WNIT.
Texas Tech continues its homestand with a midweek tilt against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Tuesday, Nov. 20. This marks the first meeting between the two programs.
Houston Baptist comes to Lubbock for a matchup on Saturday, Nov. 24, following Thanksgiving. The two last met during the 2014-15 season. Texas Tech holds a 2-0 record over the Huskies.
The Lady Raiders close out their six-game homestand with Stephen F. Austin on Wednesday, Nov. 28. This is the first meeting since 2002. Texas Tech has won the last seven meetings. The Lady Jacks posted a 25-7 record last season and made it to the first round of the WNIT.
Texas Tech meets Florida on Sunday, Dec. 2, for the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. The Gators are coming off an 11-19 season with a first-year head coach. This meeting will be the first between the two programs.
The Lady Raiders head to Reno, Nevada, for a game against Nevada on Saturday, Dec. 15. This meeting will be the first for the two programs. Last season, the Wolfpack posted a 19-17 record and fell to Boise State in the Mountain West Championship game. Nevada earned a bid to the Women's Basketball Invitational and advanced to the semifinals before falling to Central Arkansas.
The Lady Raiders wrap the non-conference slate with a three-game homestand, taking on Southern (Dec. 18), Texas Southern (Dec. 22) and Abilene Christian (Dec. 29). The game against Southern on Tuesday, Dec. 18, will mark Education Day. Southern and Texas Southern both earned bids to the WNIT.
Fans can renew their season tickets or purchase new season tickets in person at the Texas Tech Athletics Ticket Office located on the East Side of Jones AT&T Stadium, over the phone at (806) 742-8324 or online at TexasTech.com. Information on single-game tickets and mini-plans will be announced at a later date by the Tech Athletics Ticket Office.