FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team is preparing to face four of its next five Southeastern Conference opponents on the road beginning with a trip to Georgia for a Thursday contest.
Arkansas (10-6, 1-2 SEC) takes on a rising Bulldog team (14-2, 2-1 SEC) in a 6 p.m. tip on the SEC Network Plus. The game is the first of back-to-back road contests with the Razorbacks traveling to Auburn on Sunday.
A home contest with Florida on Jan. 18, is sandwiched between another road swing that takes Arkansas to No. 12 Missouri on Jan. 21, and to No. 9 South Carolina on Jan. 25.
Devin Cosper, Malica Monk and Jailyn Mason continue to lead Arkansas. Cosper posted her seventh season/career double-double and her fifth 20+ point effort against Alabama last week. She leads the team with 16.7 points per game and is the second leading rebounder with a 7.2 average.
Monk checks in with 16.6 ppg followed by Mason at 10.0 ppg. In addition to the scoring skills of the guards, the duo has helped Arkansas rank among the SEC and national leaders with just 12.4 turnovers per game. The Razorbacks also rank in the top of the SEC for 3-point field goals made and attempted this season.
Georgia is out to its best start since 2014-15 with a 14-2 record. Their lone SEC loss was against national powerhouse Mississippi State and the Bulldogs are 8-2 at home in Stegeman Coliseum. The Bulldogs have two players who average double figures led by Caliya Robinson with 12.3 ppg. She is also the team’s leading rebounder with 6.9 boards per contest.
Georgia’s defense has been the key to their success. They hold opponents below their season shooting average and defend the 3-point shot well – something that could force an adjustment in the Razorbacks’ offensive plans.
Arkansas faces Auburn on Sunday at 4 p.m. in a game that will air on the SEC Network. It is the first of six consecutive SEC Network games for the Razorbacks.
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