OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Arkansas returns to Southeastern Conference volleyball action at Mississippi Sunday in the midst of the sprint to the end of the regular season. Arkansas recorded a big, five-game win at Mississippi State improving to 18-8 overall and 10-3 in the SEC but faces a Mississippi team playing for their post-season lives. Mississippi suffered a five-game falling to 7-19 overall and 1-10 in the SEC. “Any time you play a team on the road in the SEC you know you’re in for a battle,” said Arkansas head coach Chris Poole. “Mississippi just played LSU to five games and lost by a narrow margin and we know anything can happen.” Redshirt freshman Christine Lawrence had a big match at Mississippi State tying her career-best with 17 kills. Lawrence, a two-time SEC Freshman of the Week, was the spark that carried Arkansas to the win. “Christina had a big match,” said Poole. “She stepped up when we needed her and we’ll need more matches like that as the season progresses.” Arkansas and the rest of the SEC is on the down-side of the regular season. The Lady’Backs face the Lady Rebels Sunday followed by a trip to LSU Wednesday. Arkansas concludes the regular season Sunday, Nov. 13, hosting Kentucky on senior night. Currently, Arkansas is first in the SEC Western Division, The Lady’Backs are one game ahead of Tennessee who is 9-3 in the Eastern Division but the Lady Vols were idle Friday. If Arkansas could stay ahead of Tennessee, the Lady’Backs would earn the No. 2 seed in the upcoming SEC Tournament hosted by Alabama, Nov. 18-20, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Arkansas’ match at Mississippi can be heard on LADYBACKS.COM.