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Michigan State Women’s Basketball 2021-2022 Schedule Released

It is finally here!

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament - First Round - Michigan State v Iowa State Photo by Scott Wachter/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

The official schedule for the Michigan State women’s basketball team was released in full this afternoon. The Spartan women will begin their season on Nov. 9, and will participate in the West Palm Beach Invitational during non-conference action. Early league games will be played Dec. 5 and Dec. 9, with the remainder of the Big Ten Conference season beginning around the new year.

The full non-conference schedule is:

  • Nov. 9 - Morehead State
  • Nov. 14 - Niagara
  • Nov. 16 - Valparaiso
  • Nov. 19 - Bryant
  • Nov. 21 - at Fordham
  • Nov. 23 - at St. Francis (New York)
  • Nov. 26 - at Oakland
  • Nov. 28 - Marshall
  • Dec. 2 - Notre Dame (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)
  • Dec. 20 - Florida Gulf Coast (West Palm Beach Invitational)
  • Dec. 21 - West Virginia (West Palm Beach Invitational)

The conference pairings (who and where) were announced back in June. However, now we know the when of the 18-game league schedule as well.

Big Ten Conference Schedule:

  • Dec. 5 - at Iowa
  • Dec. 9 - Illinois
  • Dec. 30 or 31 - Nebraska (TBD)
  • Jan. 3 - at Northwestern
  • Jan. 9 - Purdue
  • Jan. 12 - at Ohio State
  • Jan. 16 - Northwestern
  • Jan. 19 - at Indiana
  • Jan. 23 - Minnesota
  • Jan. 27 - at Penn State
  • Jan. 30 - at Rutgers
  • Feb. 3 - Maryland
  • Feb. 6 - at Minnesota
  • Feb. 10 - Michigan
  • Feb. 13 - at Wisconsin
  • Feb. 21 - Penn State
  • Feb. 24 - at Michigan
  • Feb. 27 - Ohio State

PostSeason:

The Spartans will play just one fellow team from Michigan in the non-conference slate. The schedule includes some exciting opponents for fans such as Notre Dame and West Virginia as well.

The women have to face Maryland just once, and in East Lansing thankfully. However, it is still a tough slate with eight total teams on the full schedule being NCAA Tournament teams. Among those include six fellow Big Ten programs: Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Northwestern and Rutgers. The West Virginia Mountaineers and Florida Gulf Coast Eagles also participated in the 2021 NCAA Tournament last season.