FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – After snapping a four-game slide by defeating Missouri 73-55 on Sunday afternoon, the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team will take to the road for its next two conference matchups. The road trip begins Thursday night with a trip to Nashville, Tenn., to play the Vanderbilt Commodores and continues Sunday at Florida. The Razorbacks are 3-2 in away games this season.
WE BACK PAT
Arkansas’ game at Vanderbilt will be a part of We Back Pat week. We Back Pat is an initiative by the Pat Summitt Foundation to help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s. For more information on We Back Pat, the Pat Summitt Foundation, or to donate to the cause, click here.
Here is a look ahead to the Razorbacks’ next opponent:
• Vanderbilt enters Thursday’s game 10-8 overall and 1-4 SEC. The Commodores lost at Georgia, 64-53 in their most recent game Jan. 18
• Arkansas and Vanderbilt were the only two schools in the country to begin conference play with its first three of four games coming against top-15 ranked opponents.
• Rebekah Dahlman and Heather Bowe pace the team offensively, averaging 10.6 and 10.2 points, respectively
• The Commodores shoot 45.4 percent from the field, second best in the SEC, but also allow opponents to shoot 40.4 percent, second worst in the SEC
• Melanie Balcomb (Trenton State, ’84) is in her 13th season as head coach. She is Vanderbilt basketball’s all-time leader in career wins, amassing a 287-119 record with the Commodores. She has led Vanderbilt to the NCAA Tournament during each of her 12 seasons.
• Arkansas trails the all-time series with Vanderbilt 6-22, including just a 1-13 record in games played in Nashville. The Razorbacks lone win in Nashville came Jan. 21, 2001.
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