The first 11 games of the Robyn Scherr-Wells era for the University of Evansville women's basketball team are out and features familiar foes and regional opponents.
"We are excited to kick off a new era of Evansville Women's Basketball," said Aces head women's basketball coach Robyn Scherr-Wells. I look forward to our team being able to experience playing in front of our fans at home for our first three games. It's a great opportunity for us to settle in and hopefully find some consistency and confidence early on. Overall, it's an exciting slate of games against a solid group of Midwest opponents. I feel we balanced our travel well and are putting our team in a position to find success and prepare for MVC play."
Featuring five home matches, including four inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse, the Aces will get the opportunity to showcase a new staff and playing style to the Evansville community early in its 2021-22 slate.
Evansville opens the season with a three-game homestand, its longest such homestand to open the season since playing four-straight games at home in the 1991-92 season. The 2021-22 campaign opens on November 9 when the Aces welcome Austin Peay to Meeks Family Fieldhouse. Five days later, the Aces play their second-straight game inside Meeks with a Sunday matchup with Oakland City.
The homestand comes to a close with Evansville's annual Education Day contest on November 17th at the Ford Center. For this season's Education Day game, the Aces will play host to Eastern Kentucky, renewing a series that has not been contested since the 2011-12 season. Those interested in attending Education Day can contact Amy Bonvillain at 812-488-2283 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The first road contest of Evansville head women's basketball coach Robyn Scherr-Wells career in white and purple takes place in Charleston, Ill against Eastern Illinois on November 20. A trip to Fort Wayne to follow a 77-70 win last over Purdue Fort Wayne dots the schedule on November 24 before the Aces come back home.
Closing-out the month of November, Evansville plays host to Murray State inside Meeks for the penultimate home contest of non-conference play.
The Aces make return trips to a pair of teams they earned thrilling victories over a season ago. On December 4, Evansville travels to challenge Miami (Ohio), following a 66-60 win over the Redhawks in 2020-21. Evansville earned its fourth win of the season, 72-62, over Bellarmine, who the Aces head east to face on December 7 in Louisville, Ky.
The final home game before conference play comes on December 11, facing Morehead State, nearly four years to the day since the Aces and Eagles last met in Meeks, in an 82-75 win for the visitors during the 2017-18 season.
Two road contests just before the holidays finish the Aces non-conference slate, first with a trip to the Windy City to challenge Chicago State on December 19 before heading to Indianapolis to face Butler on December 22.