FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Final exams may be over, but the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team will test itself against the UT-Arlington Mavericks on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Bud Walton Arena.
|Date: Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017|
|Tip: 2 p.m.|
|Location: Bud Walton Arena|
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Arkansas has won two in a row and four of their last five games as the team, under the direction of first-year head coach Mike Neighbors, continues to build momentum. The game airs on SECN+.
Arkansas returns to competition after a week of final exams. The Razorbacks are 7-3 on the year with three non-conference games remaining before the start of Southeastern Conference play. Arkansas leads the SEC and ranks second in the nation averaging 10.0 turnovers per game. The Razorbacks lead the conference in fewest turnovers (100) and 3-point field goals attempted (294) and rank second in rebounds per game (43.2), 3-point field goals made (80) and 3-point field goals per game (8.0).
Graduate student Devin Cosper and junior Malica Monk have provided the lion’s share of the offense and have scored in double figures in all 10 games this year. Sophomore Jailyn Mason has been in double-digits in four consecutive games and the rebounding efforts of Kiara Williams and Taylah Thomas have been key in recent wins.
Picked to win the Sun Belt title, UT-Arlington enters the week with a 5-4 record. The Mavericks have lost four in a row including back-to-back road games. They have a convincing win over Oral Roberts, 70-46, a team the Razorbacks defeated by 11 points earlier this year.
Crystal Allen leads the team with 14.6 points per game. She is the leading 3-point threat as well with 19 makes from beyond the arc. Rebekah VanDijk also averages double figures with 11.6 ppg and leads the team with 8.9 rebounds per game.
Arkansas returns to the road for their sixth game away from Bud Walton Arena traveling to Arizona State on Dec. 21. The team breaks for the holiday and hosts Grambling State on Dec. 28, in the final non-conference contest. SEC play starts early this year as Arkansas welcomes Ole Miss to Bud Walton Arena on Dec. 31.
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