Vanderbilt women’s basketball releases 2021-22 schedule

Vanderbilt’s 30-game schedule features 16 SEC games and a trip to St. Thomas for the Paradise Jam tournament.

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Vanderbilt women’s basketball released their thirty-game schedule on Wednesday. (Vanderbilt Athletics).

Andrew Wilf, Assistant Sports Editor

The Vanderbilt Commodores released their 2021-22 schedule Wednesday as seven-time national champion and first-year head coach Shea Ralph looks to bring her winning past to West End this season. Vanderbilt begins its season with 14 nonconference matchups, beginning on Nov. 9 when the Commodores host Gardner-Webb University. The Commodores’ nonconference schedule features the St. Thomas-based Paradise Jam tournament on Thanksgiving weekend, during which they will face off against last year’s second-ranked team, Arizona. 

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to take our players to the U.S. Virgin Islands for the Paradise Jam where we’ll face some of the top teams in the country,” Ralph said in a press release. “The format of three games in three days will prepare us for the SEC Tournament that will be hosted right here in Music City. We can’t wait to see all of our fans back in Memorial Gymnasium as we begin this new era of Vanderbilt women’s basketball.”

Just a few days after Vanderbilt’s nonconference schedule concludes, the Commodores gear up for a competitive and hard-fought winter that will include trips to powerhouses South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee. The full schedule is shown below.

Nonconference Matchups

11/9 vs. Gardner-Webb

11/12 vs. Little Rock

11/15 at. Middle Tennessee State

11/18 vs. Tennessee Tech

11/21 vs. Jacksonville State

11/25 vs. Arizona (Paradise Jam)

11/26 vs. Rutgers (Paradise Jam)

11/27 vs. DePaul (Paradise Jam)

11/30 vs. Chattanooga

12/5 at. Kansas

12/8 vs. Albany

12/18 vs. Presbyterian

12/21 at. Saint Joseph’s

12/28 vs. Alabama State

SEC Matchups

12/30 at. Texas A&M

1/2 vs. Missouri

1/6 vs. Arkansas

1/9 at. Mississippi State

1/13 vs. Tennessee

1/16 at. LSU

1/24 at. South Carolina

1/27 vs. Kentucky

1/30 vs. Auburn

2/3 at. Georgia

2/6 vs. Alabama

2/13 at. Tennessee

2/17 at. Kentucky

2/20 vs. Ole Miss

2/24 vs. Florida

2/27 at. Alabama