UA women get early wake-up call

Posted: November 10, 2017 at 2:05 a.m.

Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors watches during a game against Northeastern State on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Fayetteville.

Mike Neighbors' first official game at Arkansas will serve as the first game of the season with a 10:30 a.m. start as part of an elementary school promotion.

Sam Houston State at Arkansas women

WHEN 10:30 a.m.

WHERE Walton Arena, Fayetteville

RECORDS Season opener for both teams

SERIES Arkansas leads 7-0

RADIO Razorback Sports Network

TELEVISION SEC Network

PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS

ARKANSAS

POS. NAME, HT., YR.;PPG;RPG

G Devin Cosper, 5-10, Sr.;6.4;2.2

G Malica Monk, 5-5, Jr.;9.1;3.0

G Jailyn Mason, 5-9, So.;7.5;3.9

F Bailey Zimmerman, 6-0, Jr.;4.5;3.8

F Kiara Williams, 6-1, S0.;3.1;2.8

COACH Mike Neighbors (0-0 in first season at Arkansas, 98-41 in 5th season overall)

Sam Houston State

POS. NAME, HT, YR.;PPG;RPG

G Jennifer Oramas, 5-5, So.;9.1;2.3

G Kevyn Ferriera, 5-8, S0.;0.0;0.0

G Akarian Morgan, 5-6, Fr.;0.0;0.0

F Kiera McKinnney, 6-2, So.;4.9;4.5

C Ashleigh Cooper, 6-0, Jr.;3.5;3.5

COACH Brenda Nichols (115-212 in 12th season at Sam Houston State, 149-237 in 15th season overall)

TEAM COMPARISON

Sam Houston State;;Arkansas

52.9;Points for;64.1

72.5;Points against;60.4

-2.9;Rebound margin;+2.1

-2.1;Turnover margin;+0.5

33.9;FG pct.;39.6

29.6;3-pt pct.;33.1

65.5;FT pct.;66.5

CHALK TALK Around 3,200 elementary school children are expected for this morning’s game. … An Arkansas victory would run its record to 34-8 in season openers and 22-0 in home openers.

— Paul Boyd

At a glance

ARKANSAS WOMEN'S SCHEDULE

DATE;OPPONENT;TIME

Today;Sam Houston State;10:30 a.m.

Sunday;Samford;1 p.m.

Nov. 16;at Nebraska;8 p.m.

Nov. 20;at Oral Roberts;7 p.m.

Nov. 24;at UTEP+;3:30 p.m.

Nov. 25;New Mexico St.+;1 p.m.

Nov. 29;Abilene Christian;7 p.m.

Dec. 3;at Kansas;2 p.m.

Dec. 7;UNC Charlotte;7 p.m.

Dec. 10;Tulsa;2 p.m.

Dec. 17;Texas-Arlington;2 p.m.

Dec. 21;at Arizona State;3 p.m.

Dec. 28;Grambling State;7 p.m.

Dec. 31;Mississippi*;2 p.m.

Jan. 4;at Mississippi State*;8 p.m.

Jan. 7;Alabama*;3 p.m.

Jan. 11;at Georgia*;6 p.m.

Jan. 14;at Auburn*;4 p.m.

Jan. 18;Florida*;6 p.m.

Jan. 21;at Missouri*;4 p.m.

Jan. 29;Kentucky*;6 p.m.

Jan. 25;at South Carolina*;5:30 p.m.

Feb. 4;at Alabama*;1 p.m.

Feb. 8;Tennessee*;7 p.m.

Feb. 11;Missouri*;4 p.m.

Feb. 15;at Kentucky*;6 p.m.

Feb. 18;LSU*;2 p.m.

Feb. 22;Texas A&M*;7 p.m.

Feb. 25;at Vanderbilt*;2 p.m.

Feb. 28-Mar.4;at SEC Tournament, Nashville, Tenn.

*SEC game

+at UTEP Tournament, El Paso, Texas

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