The first season for Minnesota women’s basketball under head coach Dawn Plitzuweit begins November 8, and features 11 non-conference matchups with 10 of them being hosted at historic Williams Arena, it was announced Thursday.

Single-game tickets will be available for purchase in late September. Additionally, TV/streaming coverage, tipoff times and a promotions schedule will all be announced at a later date. Fans can guarantee their seats in all the team’s home games by purchasing season tickets on

The first opportunity to see the new-look Gophers will be on November 8, against Long Island University with the matchup with the Land Sharks being the first between the two programs.

For the second straight season Minnesota will face off with Chicago State at Williams Arena, this year the matchup will be on November 12. A mid-week matchup with North Dakota State University is set for November 15. The matchup with the Bison at home is the first time the two teams have faced off in Minneapolis since 2011.

The University of Connecticut Huskies will make their first appearance at Williams Arena on November 19. The matchup with the Huskies is the fourth time the two teams have faced off and this season’s matchup being the second time in three seasons after not facing off since 2004.

Just a few days later on November 22, the Gophers welcome California State University at Northridge to the Barn. The Matadors game against the Maroon and Gold is the first between the two teams. On November 26 Stony Brook will come to the Twin Cities for the first time and then the month of November will be capped off with Norfolk State on November 29. The game with the Spartans, who reached the NCAA Tournament last season as the MEAC Conference Champions, is the first against the Gophers.

December will begin with a matchup with the Drake Bulldogs. The game, scheduled for December 2, will be the third time the two teams have faced off since 2020 after not playing since 2004. Minnesota’s lone road game of the non-conference season will be against the Kentucky Wildcats. The two teams played last season for just the second time in the program’s history.

Lastly the non-conference will conclude with matchups with Grambling State and Lindenwood. The Grambling State matchup is scheduled for December 13 with Lindenwood set for December 21.

Additionally, the 2023 Big Ten Tournament is scheduled to be held in Minneapolis, Minn., March 6-10 at Target Center.

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(info courtesy of Gopher Sports)

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