Arkansas wrapped up the regular season this past weekend, and after a tough end to the regular season, they will be the No. 10 Seed in the SEC Tournament. Arkansas finished the season 17-12, their most wins since 18 in the 2014-15 season. The Hogs had a lot of things go right in their 16-5 start, but the schedule got a lot tougher and the Hogs dropped some close games, notable a two point loss on the road to a ranked Kentucky team and close home losses to Auburn and South Carolina.
They will face the No. 7 Seeded Georgia, who the Hogs lost to twice this year. Falling 80-72 at home, and 93-83 just a couple weeks ago in Athens. Here is the entire bracket for the Tournament.
For Arkansas, they’ll likely need a run of winning the whole dang thing to make the NCAA Tournament, although they’d likely beat South Carolina and Texas A&M to make the final, which in itself could make things interesting, albeit extremely unlikely.
Much more likely, Arkansas could be playing for a spot in the Women’s NIT. Unlike the men’s tournament, that tournament has 64 teams as well, which means a lot more at large spots. With the growth this team has made in Mike Neighbors’ second season, a trip to any postseason play is a major step in the right direction.
Malica Monk is the only senior starter and next season Arkansas returns eight of the 11 players who averaged more than 10 minutes per game in SEC play. Giving those players some postseason experience would be a nice boost of experience going into next year.