GREENVILLE, N.C. – The 2018-19 ECU women’s basketball schedule was officially announced on Thursday as the American Athletic Conference released the schedules for all 12 member institutions. The Pirates will be guided through its slate by head coach Heather Macy, who is entering her ninth year at the helm.
ECU will have six games broadcast nationally during its conference schedule, with three appearing on the American Digital Network (AND) and three being broadcast on ESPN3. Home games against UCF, Tulane, and Memphis will appear on AND. Road trips to Temple and UConn will be showcased on ESPN3 as will the home game against Cincinnati. All other home games can be streamed live through Pirates All-Access at ECUPirates.com.
ECU will have a 16-game schedule with home-and-home series scheduled against Memphis, SMU, Tulane, Tulsa, and Wichita State. UCF, Cincinnati and USF will all play in Minges Coliseum this season while ECU will travel to UConn, Houston and Temple.
The Pirates open the conference schedule with a road matchup at Tulane (Jan. 5) before returning home for contests against Wichita State (Jan. 9) and Tulsa (Jan. 12). After a road trip to Memphis (Jan. 19), the Pirates have their first national broadcast in Minges Coliseum when UCF (Jan. 23) comes to town. January comes to a close with road games at Temple (Jan. 26) and Wichita State (Jan. 29).
ECU opens February with three straight nationally broadcast games, sandwiching home games against Tulane (Feb. 2) and Memphis (Feb. 9) around a trip to UConn (Feb. 6). The Pirates make a two-game swing through Texas with games at SMU (Feb. 14) and Houston (Feb. 16). A final two-game homestand finishes February, as USF (Feb. 20) and Cincinnati (Feb. 23) travel to Greenville.
In March, ECU will complete the regular season with a pair of games. The final road game of the year comes when the Pirates head to Tulsa (Mar. 2). ECU closes the book on the regular season with a home matchup against SMU (Mar. 4).
The American Basketball Championship will be held at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., from March 8-11.
ECU previously announced its non-conference slate, which included eight home games.
Season tickets for the 2018-19 campaign are currently on-sale through the ECU Online Ticket Center and can also be purchased by calling the ECU Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-DIAL-ECU (342-5328).