Arkansas at Butler
Date/Time: Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015
TV CST | http://coxsportstv.com/featured-programs/arkansas-razorbacks
Location Indianapolis, Indiana | Hinkle Fieldhouse
Social Twitter/Facebook/Instagram @RazorbackWBB
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas women’s basketball returns to the road traveling to Butler University as non-conference action continues in December.
The Razorbacks picked up their third win Thursday with a victory over Oral Roberts and hope that momentum carries them to win number four in Indianapolis, Indiana, Sunday. The game is televised by CST at 1 p.m. central.
In Arkansas’ most recent outing, three players stepped up with double-digit performances paced by a career-best 19 points from junior Alecia Cooley. Junior Jessica Jackson and sophomore Devin Cosper were also in double figures as Arkansas put together a solid four quarters offensively.
The Razorbacks have also been good on the boards and have been even with or better than seven of nine opponents this season. Senior Melissa Wolff dominated that stat line with a season-best 13 rebounds Thursday.
Arkansas is facing a 4-5 Butler team that is battling the injury bug and who has struggled with turnovers. Butler has committed 154 turnovers to their opponents’ 113 miscues. Tori Schickel is Butler’s leading scorer off the bench with 13.9 points per game but she is listed as day-to-day after an injury sideline her in the Bulldogs’ last game.
Butler is really good. It’s a program who runs as many plays as anyone we’ll face all year. We’re excited about playing in legendary Hinkle Fieldhouse. It’s another hard game for us on the road and then we come back and face Texas on the road before the holiday.
• Alecia Cooley scored a career-best 19 points leading three players in double fig¬ures in a win over ORU
• Arkansas’ 21 first-period points is the second-most in the opening 10 minutes this year
• Arkansas’ 16 third-period points is the third-lowest output of the year in that stanza
• The Razorbacks have posted double figures in 31 of 36 periods played this year
• The Razorbacks have matched or out-rebounded seven of nine opponents this season
• All three of Arkansas’ wins have been by 15 or more points
• Three of Arkansas’ losses are by single digits
• If Jessica Jackson can surpass the 500 career rebounding mark, she will be one of 18 players in program history to record at least 1,000 points and 500 boards
• Three players scored in double figures against ORU – it was the fourth time this year the Razorbacks have had three in double digits (SELA-5; South Dakota-3, Missouri State-3)
• Arkansas averaged 60 points per game last year – this year, the Razorbacks have scored 60 or more points in five games
• Arkansas leads the series 2-0 with wins in Fayettevile and in Indianapolis
• The first meeting was in 1992
• The most recent meeting was 1994
• Sunday, Dec. 13 at Butler
• Sunday, Dec. 20 vs. Texas (Oklahoma City)
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