M, XULA: Gold Nuggets to play 16 at home, travel 3 times to Florida (October 5, 2010)
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Gold Nuggets to play 16 at home, travel 3 times to Florida
October 5, 2010

     NEW ORLEANS — Sixteen home games, three trips to Florida and five first-time opponents are on the 2010-11 Xavier University of Louisiana women's basketball schedule.
     Bo Browder, back for his 12th season as head coach of the Gold Nuggets, announced Tuesday the schedule, which includes 30 regular-season games.
     Xavier will open the season, the 33rd in the program's modern era, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 against Florida Memorial at The Barn. It will be the Gold Nuggets' earliest regular-season opener.
     Home opponents include Langston — an NAIA Division I National Championship qualifier each of the past four seasons — and NCAA Division I member Grambling on Nov. 25-26 in the Xavier Classic, an annual Thanksgiving event. Lee (Tenn.), a semifinalist at the 2010 NAIA Division I National Championship, will visit the Nuggets on Dec. 6.
     Xavier will travel twice to Florida in December and a third time for the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Tournament, which new member Edward Waters will play host to March 3-5. The winner of the GCAC Tournament will receive the league's automatic bid to the NAIA Division I National Championship.
     Of the Nuggets' five December games in Florida, four will feature first-time opponents: St. Thomas on Dec. 4, Webber International on Dec. 16, Southeastern (Fla.) on Dec. 17 and William Woods on Dec. 18. Webber International's Sabbagh Athletic Center will be the site of the Xavier game against William Woods, an NAIA Division I National Championship qualifier in 2010.
     The other first-time opponent will be Dallas Christian at The Barn on Jan. 5.
     Another NAIA Division I National Championship qualifier, former GCAC member LSU-Shreveport, will play host to the Nuggets on Nov. 8 and visit The Barn on Nov. 29 to conclude the Nuggets' five-game home stand. The homecoming game will be Nov. 20 against Philander Smith.
     Xavier will open defense of its GCAC championship Jan. 22 at The Barn against Tougaloo. The conference schedule will include home-and-away matchups with longtime city rivals SUNO (Jan. 29 at The Castle, Feb. 19 at The Barn) and Dillard (Feb. 5 at Dent Hall, Feb. 26 at The Barn in the Crosstown Classic). Xavier's home game against Dillard will include a senior-night ceremony and be part of Rush/Nuggets Alumni Weekend. Dillard will be the fourth team in the Xavier Classic.
     Xavier's home game against SUNO will be a Women's Basketball Coaches Association Pink Zone Game and a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness.
     Xavier returns seven letterwomen from last season's team which was 28-6 overall and 18-0 in the GCAC. Among the returnees is junior All-GCAC guard Jasmine Grant. The Gold Nuggets in 2009-10 led NAIA Division I in scoring defense, reached 20 victories for the 17th time in 18 seasons and played in the NAIA Division I National Championship for the 14th time in 16 seasons.


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Oct. 29:  FLORIDA MEMORIAL, 7 p.m.
Nov. 8:  at LSU-Shreveport, 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 11:  at LeMoyne-Owen, 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 13:  at Lyon, 2 p.m.
Nov. 19:  PAUL QUINN, 6 p.m.
Nov. 20:  PHILANDER SMITH (DH) (Homecoming), noon
Nov. 25:  LANGSTON (Xavier Classic), 7 p.m.
Nov. 26:  GRAMBLING (Xavier Classic), 4 p.m.
Nov. 29:  LSU-SHREVEPORT, 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 3:  at Florida Memorial, 6 p.m. (7 p.m. EST)
Dec. 4:  at St. Thomas (Fla.), 1 p.m. (2 p.m. EST)
Dec. 6:  LEE (TENN.), 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 16:  at Webber International, 6 p.m. (7 p.m. EST)
Dec. 17:  at Southeastern (Fla.), noon (1 p.m. EST)
Dec. 18:  William Woods (1), 3:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. EST)
Jan. 5:  DALLAS CHRISTIAN, 6 p.m.
Jan. 6:  CONCORDIA (ALA.) (DH), 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 8:  at Belhaven (DH), 4 p.m.
Jan. 10:  WILLIAM CAREY (DH), 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 15:  LOYOLA (DH), 5 p.m.
Jan. 22:  • TOUGALOO (DH), 5 p.m.
Jan. 24:  MOBILE (DH), 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 29:  at SUNO (DH), 5 p.m.
Feb. 2:  BELHAVEN (DH), 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 5:  at Dillard (DH) (Bleu Devil Classic), 5 p.m.
Feb. 7:  at William Carey, 6 p.m.
Feb. 12:  at Tougaloo (DH), 5 p.m.
Feb. 17:  at Mobile (DH), 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 19:  • SUNO (DH) (WBCA Pink Zone Game), 5 p.m.
Feb. 26:  • DILLARD (DH) (Crosstown Classic, Rush/Nuggets Alumni Weekend and Gold Nuggets Senior Night), 5 p.m.
March 3-5:  GCAC Tournament, Jacksonville, Fla.
March 16-22:  NAIA Division I National Championship, Jackson, Tenn.

Home games in BOLD
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference game
(DH) — Doubleheader with Xavier's men
TBA — To be announced
All times are Central except where noted
(1) at Webber International's Sabbagh Athletic Center, Babson Park, Fla.

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