Beyond the Box: Arkansas 61 - Missouri 40
PLAYER OF THE GAME: Dominique Wilson entered the game hot, having scored career highs in her previous two games. She came out firing again, scoring 14 points in the first half including three makes from long distance. She finished with 18 points, and became the first Razorback freshman to score at least 17 points in three consecutive games, and the first Arkansas player to do it in three straight SEC games since 2006.
PLAYS OF THE GAME: Early in the game, it was clear that Wilson was primed to continue her strong play. After Missouri took a 4-2 lead, Wilson scored six of the next eight points for Arkansas. She started by driving hard to the rim for a layup, added a free throw, then knocked down her first three pointer of the day to put Arkansas up 10-4, a lead they never relinquished.
TURNING POINT OF THE GAME: After Arkansas was down 4-2 early in the game, they responded with a huge run that was bolstered by strong defense. The Razorbacks held the Tigers scoreless over an eight minute span, and went on a 15-0 run. The run was keyed by Wilson and Calli Berna, who each hit threes.
UNSUNG HEROS OF THE GAME: While Wilson was leading the way on the scoreboard, Berna and Sarah Watkins did an excellent job of helping out. Berna had nine points and added nine rebounds, and Watkins had 12 points.
STAT OF THE GAME: 11 points. Due to the Razorbacks' suffocating defense, that was all Missouri scored in the entire first half. The total was the lowest amount scored by an SEC opponent against Arkansas in program history. Missouri was just 5-27 from the floor and 1-10 from three point distance, shooting 18 percent in the half. The Tigers finished with just 40 points, their lowest total of the season and the lowest Arkansas has held an SEC opponent to this year.