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.
Full schedule set for Razorback women
Arkansas' Samara Spencer goes up for a shot during an exhibition game against Arkansas-Fort Smith on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas’ 16-game SEC women’s basketball schedule will begin with a Dec. 29 home game against LSU.
The league announced its full schedule of conference games Wednesday. Among the most notable dates for the Razorbacks are road games at Kentucky on New Year’s Day, at LSU on Jan. 19 and at reigning national champion South Carolina on Jan. 22, and home games against Florida on Jan. 5, Ole Miss on Jan. 29 and Tennessee on Feb. 16.
In addition to LSU, Arkansas will play home and away games against Missouri and Vanderbilt. The Razorbacks will also play road games at Auburn, Georgia and Mississippi State, and home games against Alabama and Texas A&M.
Start times and TV designations have yet to be announced for the upcoming season.
Arkansas previously announced its 15-game non-conference schedule, which will include seven home games and eight games on the road or at neutral sites in the U.S. Virgin Islands and San Diego.
The Razorbacks are scheduled to open the season with a Nov. 7 game at Arkansas-Pine Bluff and will play 12 regular-season games against 11 teams that made the 2022 NCAA Tournament — South Carolina, Kentucky, Florida, LSU, Georgia, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Kansas State, Creighton, Oregon and either Ohio State or South Florida.
Arkansas' season also ended in the NCAA Tournament with a 92-69 loss to Utah in the first round. Sixth-year coach Mike Neighbors returns three primary starters — guards Jersey Wolfenbarger, Makayla Daniels and 2022 SEC freshman of the year Samara Spencer — from last year's team that finished with an 18-14 record.
2022-23 Arkansas Women's Basketball Schedule
Nov. 7 — at Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Nov. 11 — Central Arkansas
Nov. 14 — Tulsa
Nov. 17 — Kent State
Nov. 20 — at Arkansas-Little Rock
Nov. 24 — vs. Northern Arizona (in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands)
Nov. 25 — vs. Clemson (in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands)
Nov. 26 — vs. Kansas State (in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands)
Dec. 1 — Troy
Dec. 4 — Oral Roberts
Dec. 8 — Lamar
Dec. 11 — Arkansas State
Dec. 17 — at Creighton
Dec. 20 — vs. Oregon (in San Diego)
Dec. 21 — vs. Ohio State OR South Florida (in San Diego)
Dec. 29 — LSU
Jan. 1 — at Kentucky
Jan. 5 — Florida
Jan. 8 — at Missouri
Jan. 16 — Vanderbilt
Jan. 19 — at LSU
Jan. 22 — at South Carolina
Jan. 26 — Alabama
Jan. 29 — Ole Miss
Feb. 5 — at Auburn
Feb. 9 — at Vanderbilt
Feb. 12 — Missouri
Feb. 16 — Tennessee
Feb. 19 — at Georgia
Feb. 23 — at Mississippi State
Feb. 26 — Texas A&M
March 1-5 — SEC Tournament (in Greenville, S.C.)
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