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.
UA women finalize dates to play UALR, UCA in 2021
Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors is shown during a game against New Orleans on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas women’s basketball has finalized dates to play a pair of in-state schools in 2021.
The Razorbacks are scheduled to host Arkansas-Little Rock on Sunday, Dec. 12 in Bud Walton Arena and face Central Arkansas on Saturday, Dec. 18 at Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock, according to documents obtained Tuesday through an open records request.
Arkansas’ upcoming game against UALR is the second in a four-game series. The Razorbacks defeated the Trojans 80-70 last December at the Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock.
The final two games of the series, which dates have not been set for, will be played at UALR during the 2022-23 season and at Arkansas in 2023-24, according to a memorandum of understanding.
The Razorbacks are 3-0 all-time against the Trojans. In 2019, the programs met for the first time since 1977 in a game Arkansas won 86-53 at Simmons Bank Arena.
This season will mark the second meeting between Arkansas and UCA. The Razorbacks won the first game 65-59 on Feb. 24, 1978 in Conway.
Arkansas is also scheduled to play SMU on Monday, Nov. 22 in Bud Walton Arena, according to a game contract obtained last month. A game time has not been set.
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