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Beyond The Box: Arkansas 81, Tulsa 43

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Beyond The Box: Arkansas 81, Tulsa 43

PLAYER OF THE GAME

McKenzie Adams posted a career-high 22 points behind ridiculous 6-for-7 three-point shooting to easily run away with Player of the Game honors. The freshman paced 60 percent shooting from downtown for Arkansas on the night, which improved to 11-0 with an 81-43 win over Tulsa.

PLAY OF THE GAME

Keira Peak has made it known that one of her goals this season is to be a finalist for SEC Defensive Player of the Year. The lone senior made a statement in the first half against Tulsa, hustling and scrapping for every loose ball. None was more notable than her sprawling effort to come up with one of her two steal’s on the night while in full-court defense. Peak dove on the hardwood, wrestled away the loose ball, got back up and drove to the basket for the layup.

TURNING POINT OF THE GAME

The Razorbacks closed the first half on a 25-9 run, all but putting the game out of reach. The run included a stretch in which the Golden Hurricanes were held to 0-for-11 shooting from the floor and also committed 10 turnovers. Hustle plays from Peak and Melissa Wolff defensively highlighted the stand, as UA held TU to just six points over the final 14:32 of the first half.

STAT OF THE GAME

46: Holding Tulsa to just 43 points in the win, the Razorbacks have now held opponents at or below 46 points in six games this season. Arkansas currently leads the NCAA in scoring defense and also ranks fifth for field-goal percentage defense.



Sports Category : Basketball (W)