KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The countdown is on to the start of the Kellie Harper era on Rocky Top. The Lady Vols released its 2019-20 non-conference schedule on Wednesday afternoon. 

The Lady Vols will get things started with a home exhibition game against Carson-Newman on October 29. The season will officially begin on November 5 on the road against ETSU. Tennessee will then play seven of its next eight non-conference games at home, with the only exception being a road trip to Notre Dame to play the NCAA Tournament runner up.

The month of December has a couple of marquee matchups, including a home game against Texas and a road game against Stanford. The final non-conference game of the regular season will be in January, when the Lady Vols renew their rivalry against UConn on January 23.

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The Lady Vols return two starters from last year's team, junior Rennia Davis and sophomore Zaay Green. Tennessee will welcome five new players to the program - guard Jordan Horston, center Tamari Key, forward/center Emily Saunders, Austrailian guard Jessie Rennie and Knoxville native JUCO transfer Jaiden McCoy.

FULL NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Oct. 29 - vs. Carson-Newman (Exhibition)

Nov. 5 - at ETSU

Nov. 7 - vs. Central Arkansas

Nov. 11 - at Notre Dame

Nov. 14 - vs. Tennessee State

Nov. 19 - vs. Stetson

Nov. 26 - vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Dec. 1 - vs. Air Force

Dec. 8 - vs. Texas

Dec. 11 - vs. Colorado State

Dec. 18 - at Stanford

Dec. 21 - at Portland State

Dec. 29 - vs. Howard

Jan. 23 - at UConn