FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team returns to the court in the midst of a tough Southeastern Conference road stretch traveling to Auburn on Sunday.
The Razorbacks (10-7, 1-3 SEC) and Tigers (10-6, 1-3 SEC) tip at 4 p.m. in the first of six consecutive SEC Network games for Arkansas.
Arkansas is taking part in the second game of a road swing that features four of five contests away from Bud Walton Arena.
The Razorbacks are battling through slow starts and finishing games with a flourish both at home and on the road. The big three – Devin Cosper, Malica Monk and Jailyn Mason – are the team’s scoring leaders. Junior Bailey Zimmerman stepped up with a season-best 11 points, going 3-for-3 from distance at Georgia.
Lack of turnovers were a strength for Arkansas in the non-conference schedule, but miscues have been an issue in SEC games. The Razorbacks will have to take care of the ball against an Auburn team that likes to run and score in transition.
The Tigers have three players who average double figures with Janiah McKay leading Auburn with 16.9 ppg. Her numbers blossom to 21.8 ppg in SEC games. Always a scrappy team, Auburn has a +12.5 turnover margin in conference play despite taking on the league’s best teams.
Arkansas traveled to Georgia on Thursday, and faces Auburn on the road on Sunday. The Razorbacks host Florida on Jan. 18, followed by back-to-back road meets at No. 12 Missouri on Jan. 21 and No. 9 South Carolina on Jan. 25.
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