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
   
Uploaded Ad
stop
Article Image
Courtesy: Walt Beazley
View larger

@RazorbackWBB Defense Among NCAA Best

04/09/2014
Athletic Communications
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
RELATED LINKS
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team finished the 2013-14 season ranked among the Southeastern Conference and the NCAA’s best defensive teams.

As the season officially closes after Tuesday’s NCAA Championship game, the final numbers are tallied and here is where the Razorbacks rank.

Arkansas finished the year as the third-best team for scoring defense in the NCAA.  The Razorbacks allowed just 54.1 points per game and trailed only National Champion UConn and Presbyterian, who finished 12-19 overall.  That mark led the SEC this year.

Arkansas also finished the season ranked ninth in the NCAA and first in the SEC in turnover margin and was 57th in the country and fifth in the SEC in steals per game.

The Razorbacks posted a 6.13 turnover margin with 395 turnovers while forcing 579 opponent turnovers. Only Sacramento State and UT-Martin had fewer turnovers and were ranked inside the top 30 this year.  Arkansas had a 9.2 steal-per-game average as well.

Taking care of the ball was important for Arkansas and the Razorbacks finished the year ranked 36th in the NCAA and first in the SEC with a 6.13 turnovers averaging just 13.2 miscues per contest.

Junior Calli Berna was a big part of Arkansas’ success last year.  The Fayetteville, Ark., native finished the year ranked 12th in the SEC and first in the SEC in assist-turnover ratio with a 2.85 mark, and sixth in the NCAA and second in the conference in assists-per-game with 6.8.  Berna was also fifth in the SEC in steals-per-game with 2.0.

Freshman Jessica Jackson was equally as important.  In her first season of collegiate basketball, Jackson ranked fifth in the SEC in free-throw percentage, seventh in points per game and blocked shots and 12th in field goal percentage and total points.

Both Berna and Jackson are back as is fellow starters Jhasmin Bowen and McKenzie Adams off a team that strung together 19 wins and was among the youngest programs in the league last year.

Factor in a new head coach in Jimmy Dykes and it is easy to see why @RazorbackWBB fans are excited for the future.

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