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Neighbors sets Hogs’ non-conference basketball schedule

A 14-game non-conference schedule featuring teams from the Pac-12, Big 12, ACC and Big Ten highlight an exciting start to Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors’ second season.

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FAYETTEVILLE — A 14-game non-conference schedule featuring teams from the Pac-12, Big 12, ACC and Big Ten highlight an exciting start to Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors’ second season at the helm of his alma mater in 2018-19.

This season’s home opponents include Northwestern State who tips off the season with the Razorbacks’ annual Elementary Day game. Arizona State and Nebraska also make appearances in Bud Walton Arena this season.

Both teams advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament a year ago. Arkansas also hosts Oral Roberts, Tennessee Tech, Prairie View A&M and Jackson State before the start of Southeastern Conference play.

The Razorbacks have some challenging road games as well with trips to UT-Arlington, Iowa State as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge, Abilene Christian and Tulsa this fall.

Arkansas will also take part in a Thanksgiving weekend tournament in Nashville, Tennessee, facing Wisconsin, Pittsburgh and host Tennessee State.

Top Five Reasons To Come To Razorback Women’s Basketball Games

• Mike Neighbors and the Razorbacks return four of the five starters from last season and are loaded with talent for 2018-19.

• Arkansas returns its leading scorer, Malica Monk, and top rebounder, Kiara Williams, and welcomes five newcomers this season.

• Arkansas hosts Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, and Texas A&M. Five of those teams advanced to the NCAA Tournament with Mississippi State reaching the Final Four. A sixth, Alabama, played into the WNIT Quarterfinals a year ago.

• Teams from the Pac-12 and Big Ten, along with the Southland, Summit, Ohio Valley and Southwestern Athletic Conference travel to Bud Walton Arena this season.

• Forty-one winning seasons including eight in a row, in the Basketball Palace of Mid-America.

The SEC

The 2019 Southeastern Conference home-and-away opponents for Arkansas have been released. The home schedule includes games with Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Vanderbilt.

Arkansas will travel to Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Tennessee and Texas A&M. The Razorbacks have home-and-away series with Missouri, Georgia and Ole Miss in 2019.

Dates and times for the 2018-19 SEC schedule will be released later this fall.

Seven of the Razorbacks’ 13 SEC opponents reached the NCAA Tournament last year with an eighth team taking part in the WNIT tournament. Mississippi State, who reached the Final Four for the second consecutive season, faces Arkansas in Bud Walton Arena in 2019.

South Carolina, who won the 2018 NCAA Championship and reached the quarterfinals a year ago, is also a home opponent this season.

The Schedule

Day Date Opponent Arena Site
Thursday Nov. 1 Exhibition (TBA) Bud Walton Arena Fayetteville
Friday Nov. 9 Northwestern State Bud Walton Arena Fayetteville
Wednesday Nov. 14 UT-Arlington College Park Center Arlington, Texas
Sunday Nov. 18 Arizona State Bud Walton Arena Fayetteville
Friday Nov. 23 Tennessee State ! Gentry Center Nashville, Tenn.
Saturday Nov. 24 Pittsburgh ! Gentry Center Nashville, Tenn.
Sunday Nov. 25 Wisconsin ! Gentry Center Nashville, Tenn.
Wednesday Nov. 28 Oral Roberts Bud Walton Arena Fayetteville
Sunday Dec. 2 Iowa State # Hilton Coliseum Ames, Iowa
Tuesday Dec. 4 Tennessee Tech Bud Walton Arena Fayetteville
Saturday Dec. 8 Abilene Christian Moody Coliseum Abilene, Texas
Sunday Dec. 16 Prairie View A&M Bud Walton Arena Fayetteville
Tuesday Dec. 18 Nebraska Bud Walton Arena Fayetteville
Thursday Dec. 20 Tulsa Reynolds Center Tulsa, Okla.
Sunday Dec. 30 Jackson State Bud Walton Arena Fayetteville
Wed.-Sun. March 6-10 SEC Championship Greenville, S.C.
Monday March 18 NCAA Selection Show ESPN 6 p.m.
Fri.-Mon. March 22-25 Campus Sites TBA TBA
Fri.-Mon. March 29-April 1 NCAA Regional Championships Albany, Chicago, Greensboro, Portland TBA
Friday April 5 NCAA Semifinals Tampa, Fla.
Sunday April 7 NCAA Championship Tampa, Fla.
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