false
Wednesday 03/05
Ole Miss
63
Basketball - W
62
Sunday 03/02
MISSOURI
70
Basketball - W
72
Thursday 02/27
TEXAS A&M
77
Basketball - W
54
Sunday 02/23
LSU
53
Basketball - W
57
Thursday 02/20
VANDERBILT
56
Basketball - W
50
Thursday 02/13
ALABAMA
55
Basketball - W
75
Sunday 02/09
SOUTH CAROLINA
67
Basketball - W
49
Thursday 02/06
FLORIDA
49
Basketball - W
55
Sunday 02/02
AUBURN
56
Basketball - W
48
Thursday 01/30
TENNESSEE
70
Basketball - W
60
Sunday 01/26
KENTUCKY
68
Basketball - W
58
Sunday 01/19
OLE MISS
65
Basketball - W
68
Thursday 01/16
GEORGIA
60
Basketball - W
58
Sunday 01/12
MISSISSIPPI STATE
54
Basketball - W
50
Thursday 01/09
FLORIDA
59
Basketball - W
52
Sunday 01/05
MISSOURI
66
Basketball - W
69
Thursday 01/02
SOUTH CAROLINA
55
Basketball - W
51
Saturday 12/28
Mississippi Valley State
54
Basketball - W
100
Friday 12/20
Tennessee Tech
53
Basketball - W
79
Tuesday 12/10
Tulsa
43
Basketball - W
81
   
Uploaded Ad
stop
Article Image
Courtesy: Gunnar Rathbun
View larger

@RazorbackWBB Defensive Prowess Tops National Rankings

12/02/2013
Athletic Communications
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
RELATED LINKS

FAYETTEVILLE -- Living up to its team motto, "We Are Relentless," the University of Arkansas women's basketball team (8-0) has relentlessly harassed its opponents all season long and now has the NCAA's No. 1-ranked scoring defense to show for it.

Allowing an average of just 40.5 points per game, the Razorbacks currently lead the country for scoring defense in the second reporting period of the 2013-14 season. Oklahoma State ranks second allowing 48.1 ppg, while South Carolina comes in at No. 3 giving up just 48.4 ppg.

The Razorbacks have held opponents to 47 points or less in seven of the first eight games this season, including limiting Binghamton to 23 points (11/30), Oral Roberts to 33 points (11/13) and Southeast Missouri to 37 points (11/29).

Arkansas is also third in the NCAA and leading the SEC for field-goal percentage defense (29.2 percent), due in large part to holding Binghamton to just 17.4 percent shooting--a program-best mark--during its 72-23 win in the New Mexico Thanksgiving Tournament championship game last Saturday.

The Razorbacks also held Binghamton to just nine first-half points, which ranked second all-time in program history for points allowed in a half.

Ranked No. 7 in the NCAA for turnover margin (9.63), the Razorbacks have forced their opposition into an average of 22.5 turnovers a contest, including a season-high 36 mistakes by Oral Roberts (11/13).

Arkansas is the only team in the SEC that ranks in the top three for scoring defense (40.5 ppg), blocked shots (2nd, 5.8 bpg) and steals (3rd, 10.3 spg). The Razorbacks have posted 10+ steals in three games (ORU, Furman, MTSU).

The Razorbacks return to the road and travel next to face Kansas (4-3) on Dec. 4. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday inside Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan.

For more information on Arkansas women's basketball, follow @RazorbackWBB on Twitter.


More Basketball - W
 
No rank or record available
Records 2013-14 Quick Facts
Promotions Student-Athlete Questionnaire
Game Notes Archives
 
 
   

advertisement
Uploaded Ad
Lowes Social Ad