Women’s Basketball Adds Televised Games
The Razorback women’s basketball team has added four televised games to their 2012-2013 schedule as part of the Southeastern Conference women’s basketball package.
Their first televised game will be Jan. 6 against Texas A&M, opening the home SEC schedule and airing on Fox Sports Southwest in the Northwest Arkansas area. The last time the two teams met, the game was a two-point loss for Arkansas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Razorbacks return to television on Fox Sports Southwest Feb. 3 as they play at Mississippi State. Arkansas hopes to continue its winning streak against the Bulldogs to make it four in a row.
On Feb. 21, Arkansas travels to Georgia to take on the Bulldogs for the Razorback’s third game broadcast by Fox Sports Southwest.
The final televised game for the Hogs will be Feb. 24 in Fayetteville when the Razorbacks play against Tennessee. This is the women’s basketball team’s only SEC Network broadcast. Last year, the sixth-ranked Lady Vols lost to the Razorbacks in an overtime upset.
The SEC women’s basketball television package includes 58 regular season games and all 13 SEC tournament games.
ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will air 18 games nationally with at least one SEC team in each.
Arkansas will announce an expected two additional games as part of a partnership with Razorback Sports Properties as well as any extra televised games in local or regional SEC markets as they become available.
The Razorbacks return two starters from last year’s NCAA Tournament team, senior Sarah Watkins and junior Dominique Robinson. Other returning players include senior Quistelle Williams, sophomore Calli Berna and junior Keira Peak.
This year’s season opens with Primetime at the Palace on 9 p.m. Oct. 12 in Bud Walton Arena. On Nov. 4, the Razorbacks will play an exhibition game against Rogers State at 2 p.m.