COLUMBIA, S.C. – The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team suffered a 90-42 loss at No.9 South Carolina in Southeastern Conference action in Columbia on Thursday.
The Razorbacks (11-10, 2-6 SEC) were undersized at most positions and South Carolina (17-3, 6-2 SEC) made Arkansas pay early scoring 18 points in the paint in the first quarter. Arkansas was unable to overcome the early deficit on the road.
Junior Malica Monk paced Arkansas with 12 points while sophomore Jailyn Mason added 10 points.
Graduate student Devin Cosper was in the lineup playing 24 minutes. She hit the Razorbacks’ first 3-point field goal of the night. Arkansas played all 13 players and got seven points off the bench from freshman Macy Weaver. Junior Keiryn Swenson added six for the Razorbacks. Freshman Taylah Thomas and junior Bailey Zimmerman scored two points each.
• Graduate student Devin Cosper returned to the starting lineup at South Carolina. Cosper has missed two games with an injury.
• Malica Monk scored 12 points. She has scored in double figures in 20 of 21 games.
• Jailyn Mason was in double figures for the 13th time this year with 10 points.
Arkansas plays five of its final eight games in Bud Walton Arena. That stretch begins with Kentucky on Monday, Jan. 29, in a 6 p.m. tip. The Razorbacks also host No. 10 Tennessee, No. 11 Missouri, LSU and No. 15 Texas A&M. Arkansas sprinkles in road trips to Alabama, Kentucky and Vanderbilt before the SEC Tournament.
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