LIVONIA, Mich. – Some tough games await first-year Head Coach Rachel Steinbarger and the Madonna University women's basketball team as the 2017-18 slate features two national tournament teams from a year ago and a date with Steinbarger's alma mater, Indiana Wesleyan University.
The Crusaders open the season with three home contests beginning with Redeemer University College on Oct. 20. Indiana University Northwest, who finished 15th in the final poll last season after losing in the first round of the national tournament, comes to town Oct. 28. Trinity International visits on Nov. 4 for the first of a home-and-home series before the Crusaders visit IWU for the IWU Classic Nov. 10-11 to wrap up the early season non-conference slate.
The second game at Trinity International University Dec. 18 and a trip to University of Saint Francis (Ind.), who also lost in the first round of the national tournament a year ago, on Dec. 30 complete the non-conference slate.
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference play, which features a home and home date with all 11 conference programs for 22 regular season contests, begins on Nov. 15 with a trip to Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A visit from Lawrence Technological University on Nov. 18 opens the home conference slate.
The Crusaders face off against WHAC newcomer Rochester College for the first time on Jan. 3 and wrap up the regular season on Feb. 17 when Siena Heights University visits the MU Activities Center.
The WHAC tournament, which features the top eight teams in the conference standings, will take place over three days with the quarterfinals scheduled for Feb. 21, the semifinals slated for Feb. 23 and the championship game Feb. 26.
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