FAYETTEVILLE – Tom Collen and the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team travel to No. 24 Georgia Thursday as Southeastern Conference basketball action continues.
The Razorbacks (16-5, 4-5 SEC) are scheduled for a 6 p.m. central tip with the Lady Dogs (16-5, 6-2 SEC) in a game televised by CSS.
"The SEC schedule is a grind," Collen said, "and we are right in the thick of it. Georgia is a talented, well-coached team and like with any team in the SEC, we have to play well against them."
This is the second meeting between Arkansas and Georgia this year. The first meeting in Bud Walton Arena provided fans with a dramatic, nail-biting finish that went Georgia’s way.
The Bulldogs were up by double-digits in the second half and all seemed lost until junior Lyndsay Harris found her groove. The Hoover, Ala., native dropped in six three-pointers in the second half tying the school record and getting Arkansas back into the game late.
Harris finished the game with a career-best 26 points and sophomore Sarah Watkins had 12 in the 59-56 loss.
"We didn’t play well for the entire 40 minutes of the game," Collen said. "You can’t afford a breakdown like that against a good team."
Georgia got the win at Arkansas who was ranked at the time of the game. The Lady Dogs also won at nationally-ranked Kentucky in the same week earning their own spot in the polls where they have remained.
Arkansas has six regular season SEC games after Georgia. The Razorbacks host South Carolina Sunday in a 3 p.m. game followed by a home game Feb. 13 against Auburn. The Carolina game is an ESPNU broadcast while Auburn is scheduled to air on ESPN2.
The Razorbacks travel to Ole Miss, Feb. 17, host LSU Feb. 20, travel to Kentucky Feb. 24 and host Alabama Feb. 27, as the regular season winds down.