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Women's Basketball - Thu, Jul. 13, 2017

The Valley City State University women's basketball team opens the new season Oct. 28 by hosting College of Saint Mary (Neb.) head coach Jill DeVries announced today with the release of the 2017-18 schedule.

The season opener is one of 12 home games on the schedule for VCSU, which is coming off a 24-9 overall record and an appearance at the NAIA National Tournament last season.

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The Vikings will be road warriors early in the season playing nine of their first 11 games on the road. VCSU has three tournaments as part of its 18 scheduled road games. In November, the Vikings will play in the Warner Classic in Florida and the Dordt College Classic in Iowa. In December, VCSU will travel to Kansas for the Tabor Classic.

Valley City State has four exhibition contests at NCAA Division I and II schools in November, which includes games at St. Cloud State, Bemidji State, North Dakota State and Minnesota State University-Moorhead.

The Vikings begin North Star Athletic Association conference play Dec. 1 with a road game at Dickinson State. VCSU plays a 16-game conference schedule with home and away contests against the other eight NSAA schools. Valley City State hosts rival University of Jamestown on Dec. 15.

The Vikings tied a school record with 24 wins last season and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament for the fourth time in the last seven years. DeVries is entering her 18th season as head coach. She has guided the Vikings to winning records in each of her last eight seasons and has a .656 winning percentage (164-86) since 2008.

Valley City State University is member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and a conference member of the North Star Athletic Association. VCSU will produce a live HD video broadcast for all home games, which can be viewed for free at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/vcsu/. KOVC radio is once again the official radio home for Viking Basketball and will air the majority of the games live on KOVC 1490-AM and www.newsdakota.com