false
Friday 04/18
Kentucky
4
Softball
3
Sunday 04/13
South Carolina
6
Softball
4
Saturday 04/12
South Carolina
7
Softball
5
Friday 04/11
South Carolina
10
Softball
11
Wednesday 04/09
Tulsa
4
Softball
1
Saturday 04/05
Alabama (DH - Game 2)
4
Softball
3
Saturday 04/05
Alabama (DH - Game 1)
12
Softball
1
Friday 04/04
Alabama
8
Softball
0
Tuesday 04/01
Missouri State
0
Softball
9
Sunday 03/30
Texas A&M
11
Softball
7
Saturday 03/29
Texas A&M (DH - Game 2)
9
Softball
8
Saturday 03/29
Texas A&M (DH - Game 1)
8
Softball
7
Tuesday 03/25
Jackson State
3
Softball
1
Tuesday 03/25
Jackson State
4
Softball
7
Sunday 03/23
Ole Miss
7
Softball
15
Saturday 03/22
Ole Miss
13
Softball
6
Friday 03/21
Ole Miss
11
Softball
4
Wednesday 03/19
Memphis
0
Softball
4
Saturday 03/15
Tennessee (DH - G2)
8
Softball
0
Saturday 03/15
Tennessee (DH - G1)
4
Softball
5
   
stop
Article Image
Courtesy: Walt Beazley
View larger

@RazorbackWBB Closes Non-Conference, Tops MVSU 100-54

12/28/2013
Athletic Communications
Photo Album Send this article to a friend Print RSS
FAYETTEVILLE – Five Razorbacks reached double digits, as the University of Arkansas women's basketball team (13-0) reached the century mark and closed out non-conference play with a 100-54 win over Mississippi Valley State (1-9) inside Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Ark., Saturday.

Arkansas reached triple-digit scoring for the first time since the 2009-10 season, which occurred almost exactly to the day four years ago on Dec. 29 against Sam Houston State in 2009. With the win, the Razorbacks also finished off an undefeated non-conference schedule for the third time in the Tom Collen era.

“Since it’s the holiday season, I’d sound like Scrooge if I told you that I was unhappy about this, but I was pleased,” head coach Tom Collen said. “We shot the ball well and passed it around nicely. We got everybody out there and knocked the rust off of everybody. We’re going to need all the depth we can get when we get into the SEC.”

After shooting 51.5 percent in the first half, the Razorbacks improved to 56.8 percent in the second half, including 50 percent shooting from three-point range. Jhasmin Bowen led all scorers with 18 points, while Jessica Jackson had 15 points, Keira Peak had 12 points, McKenzie Adams contributed 11 points and Ana Faussurier added a career-high 10 points. Junior Calli Berna tied her career-best with 13 assists in the win.

It was a slow scoring start to the game for the Razorbacks, despite early 50 percent shooting from the floor. Holding just a 6-4 lead at the 15:16 mark of the first half, Arkansas was held scoreless from three-point range (0-for-2) and was also forced into two early turnovers.

Peak led all scorers with six points going a perfect 3-for-3 to spark a 6-0 run by the Razorbacks and build a 12-4 lead midway through the first half. MVSU turned the ball over seven times, which translated into eight points off turnovers for the Razorbacks.

A 27-3 run helped the Razorback lead balloon to 33-7 with five minutes to play in the first half. Over a stretch that spanned 9:14, MVSU was held without a field goal for 10 minutes (0-for-11) and was forced into 10 turnovers.

MVSU ended first half shooting just 20 percent (5-25 FG), while UA was 52 percent (17-33 FG). The Devilettes finished the first half just 1-for-9 (11 percent) from beyond the arc, while the Razorbacks were 3-for-8 (38 percent).

Arkansas took a 46-15 lead into the locker room at halftime, as Peak led all scorers with 11 points (4-for-4 FG) and Bowen added 10 points (4-for-4 FG) in the first 20 minutes.

Behind nine offensive rebounds, the Razorbacks produced 12 second-chance points to the Devilettes’ three in the first half. UA’s bench also outscored the reserves of MVSU 13-to-3, led by four points each from Faussurier and Melissa Wolff.

Scoreless in the first half, Adams hit back-to-back three-pointers out of the break to quickly bump Arkansas to 50 percent shooting from distance and a 57-16 lead with 17:52 left to play. With Adams on the board, nine different Razorbacks had recorded points.

The Razorbacks heated up as a group from beyond the arc in the second half, shooting 50 percent (7-for14) from three-point range after going 3-for-8 (37.5 percent) in the first frame. Four different Razorbacks registered at least two three-point baskets, in large part extending UA’s lead to 88-36 with 7:24 to play.

Eleven different Razorbacks saw minutes over the course of the game, as UA’s bench combined for 38 points and played a large role in helping UA coast to the big win and reach triple figures.

Having wrapped up its non-conference schedule, Arkansas prepares next to open up SEC play by welcoming South Carolina to Bud Walton Arena on Jan. 2. Opening tip is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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


More Softball
 
No rank or record available
00 DAYS 00 HRS 00 MINS 00 SECS
20140419220000
April 19 @ 5:00 PM
Softball @ Kentucky
advertisement
Uploaded Ad
Lowes Social Ad