HONOLULU, Hawai’i – The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team faces its toughest opponent in No. 13 Oklahoma tipping off the Marriott Waikiki Beach Tournament in Honolulu, Hawai’i, Friday.
|Arkansas at Rainbow Wahine Showdown
|| vs. #13 Oklahoma- Friday, Nov. 23, 6 p.m. CT
vs. Hawai'i- Saturday, Nov. 24, 4 p.m. CT
vs. Oregon- Sunday, Nov. 25, 4:30 p.m. CT
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The scout is tough for anyone facing the Razorbacks this season. Arkansas has been balanced in the first three games and enters the tournament with four players averaging double figures. Senior Quistelle Williams
leads the team with 15.3 ppg and 8.3 rpg this year. Sophomore Calli Berna
checks in with 12.7 ppg, followed by Keira Peak
with 12.0 ppg and Jhasmin Bowen
with 10.3ppg this season.
“I hope that a month into the season, opponents are still having to focus on seven or eight players,” Arkansas head coach Tom Collen
said. “We want to use a lot of our bench in every game and make it hard for opponents to key on any one player.”
That is evident so far in the season. Arkansas opened the year with a win over Jackson State in which Williams scored a career-best 17 points and Berna added a career-best 22 for Arkansas. Bowen had her first career double-double as well.
Peak posted her first career double-double in the overtime win at Tulsa and Williams again scored 17 while Bowen recorded her second double-double at ORU earlier this week.
All of those combinations make Arkansas a tough team to figure out.
The meeting between Arkansas and the Sooners is the 17th between the programs. Oklahoma leads the all-time series, 9-7, but Arkansas has won three of the last four contests between these teams.