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 to host women's basketball game against Creighton
Creighton guard Tatum Rembao (2) dribbling the ball against Nebraska during an NCAA college basketball game on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/John Peterson)
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas is scheduled to host Creighton for a women’s basketball game on Dec. 21 at Bud Walton Arena, according to the Bluejays’ schedule that was released Monday.
Creighton was 10-12 overall and 6-7 in the Big East last season. The Bluejays lost 65-64 to Northern Iowa in the second round of the WNIT, one day after defeating Bowling Green.
The Bluejays lost their leading scorer Temi Carda (15.4 points per game) from last season, but return their next four leading scorers in Emma Ronsiek (11.6), Tatum Rembao (10.0), Rachael Saunders (8.2) and Morgan Maly (7.8).
Creighton is led by 20th-year coach Jim Flanery, whose career record is 346-231.
Arkansas defeated Creighton 84-56 on Feb. 25, 1985, in Fayetteville, in the only previous meeting between the programs.
The Creighton game is the seventh known nonconference game for the Razorbacks in the upcoming season. According to game contracts released through Freedom of Information Act requests, Arkansas is also under contract to host SMU on Nov. 22, California on Dec. 5 and Arkansas-Little Rock on Dec. 12; will play at Connecticut on Nov. 14 and at Arkansas State on Nov. 19; and will play Central Arkansas on Dec. 18 at Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock.
Arkansas’ conference schedule will include games against every other SEC team, including home and away games against Tennessee, Mississippi State and Missouri. The SEC dates have not been announced.
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