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Four TV games for Razorback women?s hoops schedule

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Four TV games for Razorback women?s hoops schedule

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Tom Collen and the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team added four televised games to the 2012-13 schedule it was announced today. The Razorbacks open the home Southeastern Conference schedule hosting Texas A&M Jan. 6, in a game picked up by FS Southwest in the Northwest Arkansas area. The Razorbacks and Aggies met in a pre-SEC game last year in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in College Station, Texas. Quistelle Williams paced Arkansas with 14 points and eight rebounds while Sarah Watkins added 10 points and four rebounds in the two-point loss eliminating the Razorbacks from the postseason. Arkansas returns to the airwaves Feb. 3 at Mississippi State again on FS Southwest. The Razorbacks have won three in a row against the Bulldogs but a new coaching staff and several returning starters make the road game a challenge for Arkansas. The road television schedule continues when Arkansas travels to Georgia Feb. 21 with the third FS Southwest broadcast for the Razorbacks. Georgia has faced the NCAA Tournament participant Bulldogs three consecutive times in Athens. Arkansas hosts national powerhouse Tennessee Feb. 24, in a game carried by the SEC Network. The Razorbacks upset the sixth-ranked Lady Vols in overtime on Tennessee’s home court last year and hope to recapture that momentum again in Bud Walton this season. The four above-mentioned games are part of the much larger SEC women’s basketball television package that includes 58 regular season contests and all 13 SEC tournament games. Eighteen games with an SEC member will air nationally with ESPN or ESPN2 televising 11 contests and ESPNU carrying seven games. Arkansas is expected to add at least two additional games as part of its partnership with Razorback Sports Properties and will announce those along with games televised in any additional local or regional SEC markets as they become available. Arkansas returns a pair of starters from last year’s NCAA Tournament team and welcome back a host of talented and experienced players. In addition to senior Williams, the Razorbacks return starter and senior Sarah Watkins, starter junior Dominique Robinson, sophomore Calli Berna and junior Keira Peak all of whom saw significant playing time a year ago. The 2012-13 schedule opens with Primetime at the Palace beginning at 9 p.m. Oct. 12 in Bud Walton Arena followed by an exhibition game with Rogers State Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.



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