W. Basketball Hosts MSSU in Exhibition Action

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team hosts Missouri Southern in exhibition action Sunday at 2 p.m. in Bud Walton Arena. The contest is the only exhibition match on the schedule for head coach Jimmy Dykes in his second season at the helm of the Razorbacks.

Tipoff: 2 p.m. CT
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The Opponent
Head coach Ronda Hubbard is in her second year as the head coach and 14th season overall with the Lions. MSSU’s roster features four seniors and one junior to lead the team and their leading scorer, Sharese Jones, returns after averaging 13.7 ppg and 7.3 rpg last year.

What Coach Dykes Said
We’re obviously excited about Sunday afternoon. With eight new players almost everything is new to us – how we handle walk throughs, how we handle pregame warmups, how we get dressed, all those things. I trust the leadership on this team with Jessica (Jackson), Kelsey (Brooks), Mo (Melissa Wolff) and Khadijah (West). Missouri Southern is a good team and they are capable of winning a lot of games. Defense and rebounding are our biggest concern right now in practice. I think we can score a little bit easier than last year but we need to play a game so our newcomers can understand how hard we have to train and how hard we have to fight.

Arkansas in Exhibitions
Arkansas is 31-11 all-time in exhibition games including an 11-0 mark against other NCAA teams – that is the longest winning streak in the Razorbacks’ exhibition history. The Razorbacks are 2-0 against the Lions in the regular season and hold a 5-0 advantage over MSSU in exhibition action.

About the Schedule
Arkansas may well have one of the toughest schedules in college women’s basketball. The Razorbacks face nine teams who are ranked or getting votes in the preseason Associated Press poll and eight from the preseason USA Today Coaches Poll. The Razorbacks open SEC play facing four ranked conference opponents all of whom advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season.

Razorback season tickets are on sale now. Each season ticket comes with a 2015-16 Razorback Women’s Basketball T-shirt. Single game and group tickets are also available. Please contact the Razorback Ticket Center at 1-800-982-HOGS or log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.

Fans may purchase a Pepsi Family 4-Pack for any women’s basketball game. The Pepsi Family 4-Pack includes four tickets to the game of your choice, four hot dogs and four 22 oz drinks from the concessions stands.

Young Razorback fans may also host their birthday party with the Razorbacks. Parties are just $100 for up to 10 children and six adults (additional tickets are available for just $5). The parties include 10 children’s game tickets, six adult game tickets, 10 cupcakes and a special in-stand birthday visit by the cheerleaders and mascot. There is also a special gift for the birthday child and an on-court recognition with an announcement.

For more information about either promotion please contact the Razorbacks Ticket Center.

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