Schedule ready for Neighbors' first season

By: Matt Jones
Published: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Jeff Long (left), director of athletics at the University of Arkansas, speaks with newly hired Arkansas women's basketball coach Mike Neighbors Tuesday, April 4, 2017, during a ceremony and press conference to announce his hire at the university's basketball practice facility.
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Jeff Long (left), director of athletics at the University of Arkansas, speaks with newly hired Arkansas women's basketball coach Mike Neighbors Tuesday, April 4, 2017, during a ceremony and press conference to announce his hire at the university's basketball practice facility.

— The 2017-18 Arkansas women's basketball schedule was finalized Tuesday with the SEC's schedule release.

Arkansas' schedule includes 12 games against teams that made the NCAA Tournament last season, including Arizona State and New Mexico State from out of conference.

Five of the Razorbacks' 15 home games are against postseason teams from last season - Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Missouri and LSU.

Arkansas will play at defending national champion South Carolina and at Mississippi State, last season's national runner-up. The Razorbacks will play home and away games against Missouri and Kentucky, and at Auburn, which also made last year's NCAA Tournament.

Mike Neighbors is in his first season as the Razorbacks' head coach. Prior to accepting the Arkansas job, Neighbors led Washington to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2016 Final Four.

2017-18 Arkansas Basketball Schedule

Nov. 2 - Northeastern State (Exhibition)

Nov. 10 - Sam Houston State

Nov. 12 - Samford

Nov. 16 - at Nebraska

Nov. 20 - at Oral Roberts

Nov. 24 - at UTEP

Nov. 25 - New Mexico State (in El Paso, Texas)

Nov. 29 - Abilene Christian

Dec. 3 - at Kansas

Dec. 7 - North Carolina-Charlotte

Dec. 10 - Tulsa

Dec. 17 - Texas-Arlington

Dec. 21 - at Arizona State

Dec. 28 - Grambling

Dec. 31 - Ole Miss*

Jan. 4 - at Mississippi State*

Jan. 7 - Alabama*

Jan. 11 - at Georgia*

Jan. 14 - at Auburn*

Jan. 18 - Florida*

Jan. 21 - at Missouri*

Jan. 25 - at South Carolina*

Jan. 29 - Kentucky*

Feb. 4 - at Alabama*

Feb. 8 - Tennessee*

Feb. 11 - Missouri*

Feb. 15 - at Kentucky*

Feb. 18 - LSU*

Feb. 22 - Texas A&M*

Feb. 25 - at Vanderbilt*

Bold denotes home game; *- denotes SEC game

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