FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team opens play at the Southeastern Conference Tournament with a familiar foe in Vanderbilt on Wednesday at 11 a.m. CT, in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Razorbacks (12-17, 3-13 SEC) and Commodores (7-23, 3-13 SEC) faced each other in the regular season finale on Sunday with Vanderbilt edging Arkansas, 78-73, on its home court.
The meeting moves across town to Bridgestone Arena and is game one of the tournament. The winner moves on to face Texas A&M on Thursday. The game will air live on the SEC Network and online at WatchESPN.com.
The First Meeting
Arkansas fell just short of the win in the first meeting after Vanderbilt mounted a second half comeback. A good start by Arkansas allowed the Razorbacks to take the lead into the locker room at the break. Vanderbilt put together a strong second half behind a career night for Kayla Overbeck.
The Razorbacks got a great effort from junior Malica Monk with 17 points as one of four players in double figures for Arkansas. Monk is in the midst of a career season. The North Little Rock, Arkansas, native has scored in double figures in 27 of 29 games and she has posted single-season personal bests in nearly every statistical category.
Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors and the Razorbacks are excited about the rematch on Wednesday. Listen to Coach Neighbors’ pre-tournament press conference here. The staff plans to add in a few wrinkles both offensively and defensively in an effort win its SEC Tournament first-round game.
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