Beyond the Box: #24 Texas A&M 63 - #23 Arkansas 51
PLAYER OF THE GAME: Sarah Watkins had a strong game for the Razorbacks, especially in the second half. After leading the team in the first half with just four points, the senior stepped up in the second half to score 15 points for a game high 19 points. Watkins also had a team high 8 rebounds.
PLAY OF THE GAME: Watkins made two plays in the second half that symbolized her desire to will the Razorbacks back into the game. With Arkansas in the midst of a 7-0 run trying to cut into the game, she stepped out of her normal range to knock down a long jumper. Then, late in the half, she refused to let the Aggies pull away and went strong to the rim, scoring the basket and getting to the free throw line.
TURNING POINT OF THE GAME: The second half featuring each team countering the other's run, and Arkansas used two large runs to get back into the game. Early in the half, Arkansas went on an 11-1 run that included back-to-back jumpers made by Sarah Watkins. The Aggies countered with a 7-0 run, but Arkansas answered back with a 9-0 run of their own that was capped by a long jumper by Watkins. However, Texas A&M answered with a 13-4 run that was enough for the Aggies to pull away with the victory.
UNSUNG HERO OF THE GAME: Keira Peak made plays at both ends of the floor for the Razorbacks. The junior scored 11 points, and added five rebounds, a block, and a steal.
STAT OF THE GAME: The Razorbacks pressured the Aggies on defense all game, trying to create offense by turning the Aggies over. Arkansas forced 24 turnovers, their third highest total of the season.