Aces women’s basketball begins the 2023-24 season against Lipscomb


EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The University of Evansville women’s basketball team officially begins the new season tomorrow against a team it hasn’t seen in almost 15 years.

Evansville kicks off the 2023-24 season with an opponent it hasn’t seen in over a decade. UE welcomes Lipscomb to Evansville for the first time since 2008 for the opening game of the season. The Aces have a new-look team going into 2023-24. With 10 newcomers, Head Coach Robyn Scherr-Wells has multiple options in her rotations on the floor. Starters for the exhibition game on Thursday included returners Kynidi Mason Striverson and Celine Dupont along with newcomers Nevaeh Thomas, Julia Palomo, and Alana Stiverson.
The Aces were able to hold on for a gritty exhibition game win against RV Oakland City on Thursday. In Evansville’s tune-up for the regular season, newcomer Nevaeh Thomas exploded for a 27-point and 15-rebound stat line to lead UE. The Aces also had a double-digit performance from Mason Striverson with 15 points and two steals.

UE last faced the Lipscomb Bison in 2009 at their home arena in Nashville. Evansville has not lost a game to the Bison in their short four-game series. UE will look to defend their perfect record against Lipscomb on Tuesday night in a very different world of college basketball.

The Bison come into Tuesday’s opener after one of their best seasons in program history. During the 2022-23 season, Lipscomb tied the program record for wins at 20. The Bison were picked to finish second in the ASUN Preseason Coaches and Media Poll while three players earned themselves a spot on the Preseason All-ASUN Team.