FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Mike Neighbors and the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team return to the road at the UTEP Classic in El Paso, Texas, on Friday and Saturday.
The Razorbacks (3-1) take on UTEP (2-0) and New Mexico State (2-2) completing a four-game road stand that began last week. The Razorbacks open tournament play with the host Miners on Friday at 3:30 p.m. followed by a 1 p.m. contest with New Mexico State on Saturday. Both games are available on the Razorback Sports Network and on the Arkansas Razorback game day app. The UTEP game will also air on CUSATV.
|Date: Fri.-Sat., Nov. 24-25|
|Tip: 3:30/1 p.m.|
|Location: El Paso, Texas|
Arkansas enters the weekend leading the NCAA and the SEC in fewest turnovers per game averaging just 8.5 per contest. That number is possible thanks to the great play by junior point guard Malica Monk.
Monk leads the team with 21.3 points per game and has only five turnovers while handling the ball an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. The North Little Rock, Arkansas, native tallied a career-best 24 points in a win at Oral Roberts earlier this week and has led the team in scoring in all four games.
Graduate student Devin Cosper also continues to play well. The Coffeyville, Kansas, native has also scored in double digits in all four games and has two double-doubles this season.
Arkansas is 2-0 all-time against UTEP and meets the Aggies for the first time in program history this weekend.
The Miners opened the year with wins over CSU-Bakersfield and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. They are paced by Tamara Sead who averages 15.5 points per game. Najala Howell and Jordan Alexander also average double digits at 14.5 ppg and 11.0 ppg, respectively.
Scouting New Mexico State
The Aggies are 2-2 on the year with wins over UT-Permian Basin and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Their losses came at the hands of Western Michigan and New Mexico this season. NMSU also has three players averaging double-figures led by Brooke Sala with 15.0 ppg. Gia Pack checks in with 14.5 ppg followed by Monique Mills with 12.3 ppg.
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