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Razorbacks test streak at Auburn Sunday

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorbacks test streak at Auburn Sunday

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team puts is seven-game Southeastern Conference winning streak to the test at Auburn Sunday in a game televised by ESPN2. The Razorbacks (18-5, 7-4 SEC) and Auburn (11-14, 3-9 SEC) are scheduled for a 1:45 p.m. tip. Arkansas opened SEC play losing four in a row, playing three of the toughest teams in the league to start. The Razorbacks picked up their first SEC win over Auburn Jan. 15, downing the Tigers 59-39, in Bud Walton Arena. “The win was a turning point for us,” said Arkansas head coach Tom Collen. “It jump started us and got us going. The thing that stands out about them is that they were our first win in SEC play. We are both different teams down. We’ve grown so much from that first meeting. “We can’t look back to that first game,” Collen continued. “Auburn plays well at home and has had a lot of close games. They’ll be ready to play and we have to be ready as well.” Senior Ashley Daniels has been ready, especially in the last seven games. The Coldwater, Miss., native has scored in double-figures in seven consecutive games and averages 11.5 points per game in SEC games. “There is no question that when the players are happy and winning they are confident and just keep moving forward,” Collen said. “They are having fun right now and playing loose.” “Winning has been good for our self-confidence,” said junior Sarah Watkins. “It definitely makes it easier to practice. Everyone is very positive and we are still able to work on the things we need to improve on.” “The teams we play don’t care how many games we’ve won in a row,” said senior Lyndsay Harris, “so we have to approach it that way too. We have to look forward and take each game one at a time.” Arkansas returns home hosting LSU Feb. 16, in the team’s annual Pink Game. The Razorbacks host Mississippi State Feb. 19 in the final regular season home game of the year.



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