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Drexel University Women’s Basketball Schedule 2023-2024: What To Know – FloHoops

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Drexel finished the 2022-2023 season with a 21-10 record and has won 20 or more games in six consecutive full seasons, while making the postseason nine straight times. 

The big question now is if the Dragons can keep that momentum going without recently graduated Coastal Athletic Association Player of the Year—Keishana Washington.

The coaches around the CAA didn’t seem so sure, as Drexel landed seventh among the conference’s 14 teams in the 2023-2024 CAA Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll, despite recent success.

Drexel was part of a three-way tie for last year’s regular-season CAA title (with Towson and Northeastern), which earned the Dragons a first-round bye for the 2023 CAA Women’s Basketball Championship, but they weren’t able to capitalize on the opportunity.

Despite having Washington on the floor, Drexel’s run at the tournament title ended immediately with a loss to eventual champion Monmouth. 

The consolation for the Dragons was a spot in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament and an opening-round game against Fordham, which the Dragons lost 73-63 to end their season. 

Washington graduated second on Drexel’s career scoring list and ended her career as the 2022-2023 CAA Player of the Year, along with numerous other accolades. In April, she signed a contract to join the Minnesota Lynx at their training camp, with a chance to make the 2023 roster, though she was put on waivers less than a month later. 

As she looks ahead at the next steps in her career, the Dragons will work on their first season without her. 

Heading into the new campaign, none of the current Drexel players were part of the All-CAA preseason teams.

Finding their rhythm in a post-Washington world got a fun, team-building boost in August, however, as the Drexel women’s basketball team went on a 10-day trip to Ireland. 

The excursion included visiting some of the region’s historic sights, along with three games against local competition. 

Here’s a look at the Drexel University women’s basketball schedule for the 2023-2024 season.

Drexel Women’s Basketball Schedule 2023-2024

All times Eastern

Date Day Time Home/Away Opponent Location
Nov. 8 (Wed) 6 p.m. Home Norfolk State Philadelphia
Nov. 10 (Fri) 5:30 p.m. Away Delaware State Dover, DE
Nov. 15 (Wed) 6 p.m. Home La Salle Philadelphia
Nov. 19 (Sun) 4:30 p.m. Home Saint Joseph’s Philadelphia
Nov. 28 (Tue) 6 p.m. Away Lehigh Bethlehem, PA
Dec. 6 (Wed) 7 p.m. Away Marist Poughkeepsie, NY
Dec. 9 (Sat) 2 p.m. Home Buffalo Philadelphia
Dec. 17 (Sun) 2 p.m. Home Florida State Philadelphia
Dec. 20 (Wed) 7 p.m. Away Florida Gulf Coast Fort Myers, FL
Dec. 21 (Thu) 3:30 p.m. Neutral Cleveland State Fort Myers, FL
Dec. 29 (Fri) 2 p.m. Home Arcadia Philadelphia
Jan. 5 (Fri) 6 p.m. Home Hampton Philadelphia
Jan. 7 (Sun) 2 p.m. Home Northeastern Philadelphia
Jan. 12 (Fri) 7 p.m. Away Charleston Charleston, SC
Jan. 14 (Sun) noon Away UNCW Wilmington, NC
Jan. 19 (Fri) 6 p.m. Home Hofstra Philadelphia
Jan. 21 (Sun) 1 p.m. Home Monmouth Philadelphia
Jan. 28 (Sun) 2 p.m. Away Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY
Feb. 2 (Fri) 6 p.m. Home Delaware Philadelphia
Feb. 4 (Sun) 1 p.m. Away William & Mary Williamsburg, VA
Feb. 11 (Sun) 1 p.m. Home NC A&T Philadelphia
Feb. 16 (Fri) 7 p.m. Away Towson Towson, MD
Feb. 18 (Sun) 2 p.m. Away Delaware Newark, DE
Feb. 23 (Fri) 7 p.m. Away Monmouth West Long Branch, NJ
Feb. 25 (Sun) 1 p.m. Home UNCW Philadelphia
1-Mar (Fri) 6 p.m. Home Stony Brook Philadelphia
3-Mar (Sun) 2 p.m. Home Campbell Philadelphia
March 7  (Thu) 6 p.m. Away NC A&T Greensboro, NC
9-Mar (Sat) 1 p.m. Away Elon Elon, NC
13-Mar (Wed) TBD Neutral CAA Champ Washington, DC

When Is The CAA Women’s Basketball Tournament?

The 2024 CAA Women’s Basketball Championship will be held March 13-17 at the Entertainment & Sports Arena in Washington, D.C. 

It will come on the heels of the 2024 men’s event (March 8-12), as the conference and venue agreed to a four-year contract that will allow these championship tournaments to return each year through the 2026-2027 campaign.

The winner will earn an automatic berth into the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship. 

When Is The 2024 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship?

The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship will offer LSU the opportunity to defend its national title, won in March 2023 over Iowa, 102-85.

Selection Sunday, which will fall on March 17, is the day the 68 teams for the postseason bracket are announced. 

The First Four will kick things off March 20-21, with eight teams (the four lowest-seeded automatic qualifiers and the four lowest-seeded at-large teams) battling for the opportunity to compete in the main 64-team bracket. 

The road to the national championship will continue with the opening round of play (Round of 64) on March 22-23. The Round of 32 will take place March 24-25. The top 16 seeds will host the first- and second-round games.

Continuing with a tradition established in 2023, the Sweet 16 (regional semifinals) and Elite Eight (regional finals) will be held across two sites – Albany, New York, and Portland, Oregon. These rounds will take place March 29-April 1.

The 2024 women’s Final Four (national semifinals and national championship) will be held at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on April 5 and April 7, respectively. 

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