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Razorbacks travel to Baton Rouge Sunday

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorbacks travel to Baton Rouge Sunday

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team puts its two-game winning streak to the test at LSU Sunday in a game that is televised by FSN. Arkansas, 13-5 overall and 2-4 in the Southeastern Conference, is coming off back-to-back home wins over Auburn and No. 25/22 Vanderbilt and hope to use that momentum to go into a very tough venue Sunday. “LSU and Tennessee are the most gifted teams in our league,” Arkansas head coach Tom Collen said. “They are big inside and have five seniors who play. They hold opponents to less than 50 points a game and they are just hard to score on. It will be a challenge but we are in the right frame of mind and anything can happen.” Razorback post players senior Ashley Daniels and junior Sarah Watkins have been key in Arkansas’ recent wins. After Thursday’s win over Vanderbilt, Daniels, a Coldwater, Miss., native, moved to the top position in the SEC in league games for free throw shooting. Daniels is 15-for-15 in six games shooting 1.000. Watkins, a Germantown, Tenn., native, tied her career-best with six blocks against the Commodores and leads the SEC in blocked shots per game. Watkins has 19 rejections in six games for a 3.2 block-per-game average. In addition to the individual success, the Razorbacks rank well in several categories and lead the SEC in a couple. This week, Arkansas ranks first in all games in free throw percent. The Razorbacks have made 75 of 104 bonus shots for 72.1 percent. Arkansas also leads the SEC in all games in defensive rebound percentage. The Razorbacks have recorded 452 defensive rebounds and allowed just 214 opponent offensive boards for 67.9 percent. “Our defense has to be even more intense going down there (to LSU),” sophomore Dominique Robinson said. “We are doing a good job of playing together and everyone is starting to find their confidence. We know that LSU is longer than Vanderbilt but as long as we play together and keep the defensive intensity up, we can beat anyone.” The Razorbacks’ trip to LSU is the first of two road games as Arkansas travels to Mississippi State Jan. 26. The Razorbacks return to Bud Walton for a three-game home stand as the SEC schedule nears the halfway point.



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