The first full year under coach Buck Scheel starts on Nov. 2 for Northwest Missouri State against Graceland in an exhibition game at Bearcat Arena.

The women's basketball program will have 14 home dates this season.

The season starts officially with games against Ouachita Baptist and Henderson State in Bolivar, Missouri, Nov. 11-12.

The Bearcats open the home schedule against Bellevue on Nov. 16. Rockhurst and Kansas Christian are also on the non-conference schedule.

A trip to Missouri Western to play in the Thanksgiving Classic against William Jewell and Missouri S&T round out the pre-MIAA slate.

The first of 10 MIAA home games comes against Western on Dec. 5.

Central Missouri, Missouri Southern, Pittsburg State, Nebraska-Kearney, Fort Hays State, Emporia State, Washburn, Lindenwood and Lincoln also visit.

Cody Thorn can be reached at cody.thorn@newspressnow.com. Follow him on Twitter:@SJNPSports.