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Arkansas hosts Florida Sunday

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Arkansas hosts Florida Sunday

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team tests its four-game Southeastern Conference winning streak hosting Florida Sunday in Bud Walton Arena at 2 p.m. Arkansas enters the contest with a 15-5 overall record and a 4-4 SEC mark while Florida is also playing well with a 13-7 record and is 3-4 in the SEC. “It feels good to come back to Bud Walton Arena with a couple of road wins,” Arkansas head coach Tom Collen said. “We are looking forward to facing Florida. We know that we are going to have to play an even higher level than we did at LSU or Mississippi State but we are mentally tougher and can sustain runs by other teams better than we have in the past. Our leadership has been great and we are starting to finish games.” The Razorbacks opened the conference season with an 0-4 start playing three of the top teams in the league to start. Arkansas picked up a 20-point win over Auburn to stop the skid and went on to win the next three by margins of 22, 20 and 16 points. “We have great team chemistry,” said redshirt sophomore Dominique Robinson. “Knowing one another especially on defense is so helpful. It makes us so much more confident.” “We are playing much better right now,” added senior C’eira Ricketts. “We are still now shooting the ball as well as we’d like but we are getting better and better. We are going into this game feeling like we owe them (Florida) a little bit. They beat us twice last year and we are ready to test ourselves against them this year.” Florida enters the weekend after a bye on Thursday. Jennifer George leads the Gators with 13.5 points per game and 9.8 rebounds per game. Jordan Jones is also averaging in double figures with 12.6 ppg. Florida has defeated Alabama, LSU and Ole Miss and has SEC losses against South Carolina, Georgia and Kentucky this year. Sunday’s game is scheduled for a 2 p.m. tip and fans who buy tickets at the door can buy one ticket and get the second free. In addition, the first 1000 fans will receive stretch banners to cheer on the Razorbacks.



Sports Category : Basketball (W)