UA women to host SMU in November

By: Scottie Bordelon Scottie Bordelon's Twitter account
Published: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors is shown during a game against Ole Miss on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Fayetteville.
( Gunnar Rathbun, University of Arkansas Razorback Athletics )
Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors is shown during a game against Ole Miss on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas’ women’s basketball team will host SMU in nonconference play in November.

The Razorbacks are scheduled to play the Mustangs on Monday, Nov. 22 in Bud Walton Arena, according to a game contract obtained Wednesday through an open records request.

A game time has not been set. The game was finalized earlier this month.

Arkansas defeated SMU 79-47 on the road last season in the programs’ first meeting since Nov. 2009. The Razorbacks lead the all-time series 23-5.

On Dec. 29, less than three weeks after its game against Arkansas, SMU canceled the remainder of its 2020-21 season due to health and safety concerns surrounding covid-19. The Mustangs finished with an 0-6 record.

In April, SMU hired Toyelle Wilson to replace head coach Travis Mays, who was 53-76 over the last five seasons. Wilson is the first Black female head coach at the school.

She was previously an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Michigan, and an assistant coach at Baylor from 2013-19.

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