The University of Alabama women’s basketball team finalized its out-of-conference schedule on Tuesday.
The Crimson Tide will start its season with an exhibition game against Antelope Valley, which finished 19-7 last year. The Marauders are a NAIA school that defeated Pepperdine in its exhibition game a year ago.
Alabama starts its season with a three-game home stand, starting on Nov. 10 against Alabama A&M. Alabama dominated the Bulldogs last year when the teams played, winning 97-29.
Following its home stand, the Crimson Tide will hit the road for five games, starting on Nov. 19, traveling to Statesboro, Georgia, to play Georgia Southern. Alabama played the Golden Eagles last year, and won that game, 66-48, in Tuscaloosa.
While on its road trip, Alabama will participate in the Puerto Rico Clasico tournament in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. There the team will face North Carolina State and Elon University.
NC State finished the 2016-17 season with a 23-9 record and a 12-4 record in conference play. Elon finished its season 27-7 overall. Both made it to the NCAA tournament a year ago.
Alabama will finish its road trip against Lipscomb in Nashville on Dec. 7. Last year the game was rescheduled to Tuscaloosa. Alabama won that game, 82-35, while holding Lipscomb scoreless for the first 17 minutes and 32 seconds.
Alabama begins a five-game home stand to finish its out-of-conference schedule, starting on Dec. 10 against Grambling State. It will end its December schedule against Florida A&M, who the team beat 81-46 last year, on Dec. 28.