Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Arkansas, Cal schedule series for women's basketball
California's CJ West (30), Kristine Anigwe (31) and Kianna Smith, right, celebrate a basket by Anigwe in the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Waco, Texas, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas will begin a women's basketball home-and-home series with California later this year, according to documents obtained through an open records request.
The Razorbacks and Golden Bears are scheduled to play on Nov. 24 at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif., and will meet the following season at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
Cal is coming off a 20-13 season in which it advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and had the nation's defensive player of the year, senior Kristine Anigwe. The Golden Bears were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament by Baylor, which went on to win the national championship.
The Razorbacks have played Cal three times, but not since Arkansas won 112-80 in the 1987 NWIT championship game.
The teams played twice in 1982, including Arkansas' first appearance in the AIAW Tournament, a 66-62 loss to Cal in Berkeley. The Razorbacks lead the series 2-1.
Other known dates for Arkansas next season include home games against New Orleans on Nov. 8, Oral Roberts on Nov. 14 and Belmont on Nov. 20.
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