Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Arkansas women to host Cal in December
Arkansas guard Makayla Daniels looks to make a play during a game against Arkansas-Little Rock on Dec. 19, 2020, at the Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas’ women’s basketball team will host California in nonconference play in December.
The Razorbacks are scheduled to play the Golden Bears on Sunday, Dec. 5 in Bud Walton Arena, according to a game contract obtained Tuesday through a Freedom of Information Act request.
A game time has not been set. The game was finalized late last month.
The Razorbacks have played Cal four times, once since Arkansas won 112-80 in the 1987 NWIT championship game. The Razorbacks lost 84-80 at Cal in November 2019 in the first game of a home-and-home series.
The teams were scheduled to meet in Bud Walton Arena last season, but the game was canceled due to covid-19. The series is tied 2-2.
The Golden Bears finished the 2020-21 season 1-16 overall and 1-12 in Pac-12 play. According to the team’s schedule, Cal had nine games postponed.
Dalayah Daniels, a 6-3 forward, and Leilani McIntosh, a 5-5 guard, highlight the Golden Bears’ returning players. Daniels averaged 11.9 points and 6.7 rebounds, and McIntosh, who led the team in assists (55) and steals (30), added 10.1 points per game.
Arkansas also has scheduled home games against SMU on Nov. 22 and Arkansas-Little Rock on Dec. 12, and a game against Central Arkansas on Dec. 18 at Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock.
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