Blossoms release basketball schedule


MONTICELLO — Arkansas-Monticello will take on Arkansas State on Nov. 5 in an exhibition to start the women’s basketball season.

UAM’s schedule was announced Friday. The Cotton Blossoms, who went 11-16 and 7-9 in the Great American Conference last season, will start the regular season with two home games against Memphis’ LeMoyne-Owen College on Nov. 13 and Arkansas-Fort Smith on Nov. 16.

The Blossoms’ schedule includes a 20-game GAC slate, including contests against Southern Nazarene (Okla.) and Northwestern Oklahoma State, which are provisional members of the conference but cannot compete for regular season or tournament championships.

2012-13 UAM women’s basketball schedule

Nov. 5, at Arkansas State (exhibition), 7:05 p.m.

Nov. 13, vs. LeMoyne-Owen, 6 p.m.

Nov. 16, vs. Arkansas-Fort Smith, 6 p.m.

Nov. 20, at New Orleans, 5 p.m.

Nov. 24, at Christian Brothers, 2 p.m.

Nov. 29, at SW Oklahoma State, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 1, at NW Oklahoma State, 2 p.m.

Dec. 6, vs. Henderson State, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 8, vs. Ouachita Baptist, 2 p.m.

Dec. 18, at Northeastern State (Okla.), 6 p.m.

Jan. 3, at East Central, 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 5, vs. SE Oklahoma State, 2 p.m.

Jan. 10, vs. Southern Nazarene (Okla.), 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 17 at Arkansas Tech, 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 19, at Harding, 2 p.m.

Jan. 24, vs. Southern Arkansas, 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 26, at Henderson State, 1 p.m.

Jan. 31, vs. NW Oklahoma State, 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 2, vs. SW Oklahoma State, 2 p.m.

Feb. 7, vs. SE Oklahoma State, 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 9, vs. East Central (Okla.), 2 p.m.

Feb. 12, vs. Ecclesia, 5 p.m.

Feb. 16, at Southern Nazarene (Okla.), 2 p.m.

Feb. 21, at Arkansas Tech, 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 23, vs. Harding, 2 p.m.

Feb. 28, at Southern Arkansas, 5:30 p.m.

March 2, at Ouachita Baptist, 2 p.m.