BROOKINGS, S.D. – Jessica Jackson, Kelsey Brooks and Jordan Danberry were in double figures but it wasn’t enough to lift the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team as they fell in the first road contest of the season, 76-69, at South Dakota State in Brookings, South Dakota, Wednesday.
Jackson became the 27th player in Razorback women’s basketball history to record her career 1,000th-point. She is the second-fast Razorback to reach that mark in her career trailing Arkansas’ all-time leading scorer Betty Fiscus who reached the mark as a sophomore.
In the fourth period, Arkansas (2-1) went on a 7-0 run in a little over a minute behind Jackson, Brooks and Danberry closing the gap to six, 65-59. The game was tight, just a five point lead for the Jackrabbits (2-0) in the closing minutes, but the valiant comeback effort fell short in the loss.
Jackson finished with a season-high 24 points and nine rebounds, one shy of what would have been her third double-double of the year. She also had three blocks in 35 minutes of action. Danberry finished with 14 points and four boards in 19 minutes while Brooks added 12 points and hit two three-pointers in the loss.
Arkansas out-rebounded SDSU, 37-31, hit more three-pointers, 5-3, and shot a solid 44.4% from the floor. The Jackrabbits, however, got to the line 23 times making 17 bonus points.
Jackson opened the game with a three-pointer at the 7:53 mark in the first period for the Razorbacks’ third, fourth and fifth points of the game. She added a deuce at 4:29 for her 1,000th-point.
The Jackrabbits were on fire in the first period taking advantage of a 2-10 performance early by the Razorbacks. They were up 10, 24-14, at the first break. Arkansas rallied using a 6-0 run to erase a 17-point Jackrabbit lead and head into the locker room trailing by just nine, 30-39, at the break.
Arkansas again managed a run to start the third period but the Jackrabbits answered with a 7-0 blitz that again put the Razorbacks down by double figures. The Razorbacks put together a couple of runs to close the gap within five points late in the game but SDSU’s post scoring was the difference in the game.
Jessica Jackson became the 27th player in program history to reach the career 1,000-point plateau
Jackson is the second-fast player to reach 1,000 career points
Jackson was in double figures for the third consecutive game
Kelsey Brooks was in double figures for the third consecutive game
Jordan Danberry scored in double figures for the first time in her Razorback career
Arkansas is now 0-2 against the Jackrabbits and 0-1 in Brookings, South Dakota
SDSU won the tip and scored first
The Razorbacks host Tulsa Monday, Nov. 23
The game airs on the SECN+ at 7 p.m.
The Razorbacks are 19-2 all-time against Tulsa and 1-0 under head coach Jimmy Dykes
Arkansas has won the last five meetings against the Golden Hurricane including a 64-53 win in Tulsa last season
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