FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The 2014-15 University of Arkansas women’s basketball season is still a long ways off but it is never too early to start talkin’ hoops.
Each Monday, we are going to profile one of the teams who are expected to be on the Razorbacks’ schedule this year. First-year head coach Jimmy Dykes and his staff have worked hard to create a competitive non-conference schedule that will excited fans and prepare the Razorbacks for the always-grueling test that the Southeastern Conference will bring after the holidays.
Check back with us each Monday as we unveil another team who is on the horizon for Arkansas. Remember, this is not meant to be the complete schedule and that the teams mentioned in these stories are subject to change as are the suggested play dates. Please check ArkansasRazorbacks.com after the complete official schedule is released.
THE SEASON OFFICIALLY OPENS
The Razorbacks are tentatively scheduled to open the regular season hosting Nicholls State in the opener in 2014-15.
The Razorbacks and Jimmy Dykes face the Colonels for the first time in a season-opening game. Arkansas is 1-0 all-time against Nicholls State in program history. The lone meeting came in 2005 when Arkansas picked up a 75-40 win in Hot Springs. This is the first meeting between these teams in Fayetteville.
Arkansas is 30-8 all-time in season opening games and 36-1 all-time in home openers.
So what do we know about the Colonels?
* Located in Thibodaux, Louisiana
* Founded in 1948
* Enrollment is about 6,606 students
* Colors are red and gray
* They are an NCAA Division I member in the Southland Conference
* The Colonels’ head coach is DoBee Plaisance in her seventh year
* The first year of the program was 1974-75
* All-Time Record is 300-752
* They were 17-14 overall and 11-7 in the Southland last year
* They graduated three seniors from a year ago
The Colonels return two of their top three scorers from last season led by Emani White who averaged 19.6 points per game. Jenny Nash, the team’s leading rebounder with 6.0 boards per game and 10.2 ppg also returns.
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