FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team continues its series of opponent previews as it counts down to tipoff of the 2013-14 season. Next up on the nonconference schedule for the Razorbacks is the Kansas Jayhawks.
Opponent: Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Dec. 4, 2013
Location: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas
Series Results: This marks just the sixth meeting between the Jayhawks and Razorbacks. The last time the two programs met, Kansas came away with a 75-59 win over Arkansas during the 2008-09 season. Arkansas won the first-ever meeting during the 1983-84 season by a score of 72-53.
Last Season: Kansas finished 20-14 overall with a 13-4 home record. The Jayhawks went 8-10 and finished seventh in the Big 12 Conference standings. Kansas is coming off its second straight NCAA Sweet 16 appearance.
Foe to Know: Chelsea Gardner, 6-3, Forward, Junior. Gardner led the Jayhawks with 6.9 rebounds per game last season and aped 8.7 points per contest. The DeSoto, Texas, native appeared in all 34 games last season, starting in 19 and averaging 23.2 minutes per game. She recorded her first double-double of the season with a career-high 26 points and 10 rebounds against Grambling State.
A Program Restored:&In her nine years at the helm of the Kansas program, head coach Bonnie Henrickson has taken the Jayhawks from the cellar of the Big 12 Conference to a perennial contender. Kansas has advanced to postseason play in seven of her nine seasons, including each of the last six years, highlighted most recently by back-to-back NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 runs.
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The season is now just&32 days away. Are you ready?