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SEC slate revealed for UA women, full '23-24 schedule now set
Arkansas head coach Mike Neighbors congratulates player Samara Spencer (2) after an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri in the Southeastern Conference women's tournament in Greenville, S.C., Thursday, March 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
FAYETTEVILLE — Dates and locations for Arkansas’ women’s basketball SEC schedule were announced by the league office Wednesday, and the slate could include opening with a game inside historic Rupp Arena against Kentucky.
The Wildcats’ home arena, Memorial Coliseum, is undergoing renovations that prevent Kentucky from hosting events there for the 2023-24 academic year. The Wildcats are playing all their home non-conference games inside Rupp Arena or the Clive M. Beck Center, which is on the campus of Transylvania University.
Arena designation will be contingent on the Kentucky gymnastics schedule. The game is scheduled for Jan. 4.
Arkansas will then have four consecutive games against teams that made the 2023 NCAA Tournament. The Razorbacks will return to Fayetteville for back-to-back games against Georgia and Mississippi State, then will travel to Alabama on Jan 14.
Arkansas will get one week without a game prior to traveling to defending national champion LSU. The Razorbacks are scheduled to face the Tigers on Jan. 21.
Arkansas will have home-and-away series against Kentucky and Alabama finished by the midway point of the conference slate. The Razorbacks will host the Wildcats in their sixth game and the Crimson Tide will come to Fayetteville for the eighth game.
Missouri, which is Arkansas’ permanent home-and-away opponent, is scheduled to host the Razorbacks on Jan. 28 and travel to Bud Walton Arena on Feb. 18. Arkansas will enter the 2023-24 season with 10 consecutive victories over the Tigers.
Another notable game on Arkansas’ schedule is an away game on Monday, Feb. 12 against Tennessee. Each SEC team has one Monday-night league game each year. The Razorbacks will receive their second bye after facing the Lady Vols and will get six days to prepare to host Missouri.
Senior day will be Feb. 29 against 2022 national champion South Carolina, and the regular-season slate concludes March 3 at Ole Miss.
All dates and locations are now known for Arkansas’ 2023-24 season.
Arkansas’ 2023-24 women’s basketball schedule
Nov. 7 – Louisiana-Monroe
Nov. 10 – Murray State
Nov. 14 – Arkansas-Little Rock
Nov. 17 – at Arkansas State
Nov. 20 – Central Arkansas
Nov. 24 – Wisconsin (in Fort Myers, Fla)
Nov. 25 – Marquette/Boston College (in Fort Myers, Fla.)
Nov. 30 – at Florida State
Dec. 3 – UCLA
Dec. 7 – Louisiana Tech
Dec. 10 – Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Dec. 16 – Samford (in North Little Rock)
Dec. 20 – Illinois (in West Palm Beach, Fla.)
Dec. 21 – Illinois-Chicago (in West Palm Beach, Fla.)
Dec. 31 – Incarnate Word
Jan. 4 – at Kentucky
Jan. 7 – Georgia
Jan. 11 – Mississippi State
Jan. 14 – at Alabama
Jan. 21 – at LSU
Jan. 25 – Kentucky
Jan. 28 – at Missouri
Feb. 1 – Alabama
Feb. 4 – Auburn
Feb. 8 – at Florida
Feb. 12 – at Tennessee
Feb. 18 – Missouri
Feb. 22 – at Texas A&M
Feb. 25 – Vanderbilt
Feb. 29 – South Carolina
March 3 – at Ole Miss
March 6-9 – SEC Tournament (in Greenville, S.C.)
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