Earlier this evening the Mid-American Conference released schedules for both men’s and women’s basketball teams for the 2015-2016 seasons.
Notable non-conference games include traveling to the University of Kentucky, Harvard and Detroit.
In-conference road trips to Bowling Green, Northern Illinois, and University of Toledo.
The Eagles women’s basketball team will open the season on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the Convocation Center against Hillsdale College after playing an exhibition game at home against Wayne State a week prior.
The University of Michigan will visit the Convocation Center on Dec. 23, in the battle of Washtenaw County as the women’s basketball will try to extend the run of beating the Wolverines, started last season by the men’s team.
Eastern will face off against Ohio University on Jan. 13, at the Convocation Center. Ohio defeated the Eagles 60-44 in the finals of the MAC Tournament, ending Eastern Michigan’s Cinderella run through the tournament.
2015-16 Eastern Michigan women’s basketball schedule:
Nov. 10, Wayne State 7 p.m.
Nov 17, Hillsdale 7 p.m.
Nov 21, Texas Rio Grande Valley 2 p.m.
Nov 25, Kentucky 12 p.m.
Dec 1, Oral Roberts 7 p.m.
Air Force Tournament
Dec 4, Air Force Academy 4:30 p.m.
Dec 5, Abilene Christian 2 p.m.
Dec 8, Harvard 7 p.m.
Dec 10, Monmouth 7 p.m.
Dec 18, Madonna 7 p.m.
Dec 23, Michigan 3:30 p.m.
Dec 29, Detroit 7 p.m.
Mid-American Conference play begins
Jan 2, Buffalo
Jan 6, Akron
Jan 9, Northern Illinois
Jan 13, Ohio
Jan 16, Kent State
Jan 20, Ball State
Jan 23, Toledo
Jan 27, Bowling Green
Jan 30, Akron
Feb 3, Central Michigan
Feb 6, Western Michigan
Feb 13, Miami (Ohio)
Feb 17, Buffalo
Feb 20, Northen Illinois
Feb 24, Toledo
Feb 27, Ball State
Mar 2, Western Michigan
Mar 5, Central Michigan
All MAC games have a time to be announced at a later date.
The Eagles finished last season with a record 24-13 and a conference record of 11-7. EMU made the Convocation Center a fortress last season, holding a record of 11-4 in Ypsilanti.
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