University of Montana womens' basketball coach Robin Selvig says his team has another challenging schedule this winter, with nine of the first 11 games against teams that advanced to national tournaments last season.

The highlights include a Nov. 11-12 tournament at DePaul that also includes St. Mary's and Samford; games at Wyoming, Denver and Gonzaga and home games against Idaho and Utah State.

The Lady Griz Holiday Classic includes teams from Idaho, North Dakota and Southern Mississippi.

Montana opens Big Sky Conference play on Jan. 2 at Eastern Washington. The Cat-Griz games are Feb. 4 in Bozeman and Feb. 24 in Missoula. Regular-season play wraps up March 3 at Northern Arizona.