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Ricketts, Razorbacks ranked

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Ricketts, Razorbacks ranked

FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team ranks 15th in the country for scoring defense and senior C’eira Ricketts ranks 16th in steals per game this week. Arkansas moved to 8-1 with a pair of wins last week over Stephen F. Austin and Oral Roberts. The win over ORU was significant as the Razorbacks held the No. 15 team in the country for scoring to just 37 points, 40 points below their 80.4 ppg average. Part of that team success has been the great defensive play of Ricketts, a Louisville, Ky., native. Ricketts is averaging 3.7 steals per game this season and ranks 16th in the country. Ricketts has 33 steals this year bringing her career total to 260 in a little over three seasons. The record is 293 held by Tracy Webb during her career from 1983-87. Ricketts needs 33 to tie and 34 steals to take over the top spot. There are some other interesting numbers for the Razorbacks this week as well. Arkansas ranks 17th in the country in win-loss percentage with an 88.9 mark and an 8-1 record. The Razorbacks rank 30th in turnovers per game with 14.8, 43rd in three-point field goal defense at 25 percent and 48th in turnover margin with 4.11 per game. Individually, Ricketts also ranks 70th in the country in assists per game with 4.6 and 38th in assist/turnover ratio at 2.16. She is 91st in field goal percentage shooting 48 percent. Junior Sarah Watkins ranks 127th in the country with 1.4 blocks per game. Senior Lyndsay Harris ranks 68th with a 38.5 three-point field goal shooting percentage and 88th in three-pointers per game with 2.2.



Sports Category : Basketball (W)