FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team is starting exams early with a big road test at Abilene Christian University on Saturday.
The Razorbacks (6-3) take on a Wildcat (7-1) team who just broke into the mid-major coaches’ poll at No. 25 this week.
The Razorbacks are coming off a big win at home over Tennessee Tech. Chelsea Dungee had a career-best 28 points and Arkansas set a program record for blocked shots with 13 rejections. Dungee, with 18.8 points per game, leads three players who average double figures this season. Senior Malica Monk checks in with 12.8 ppg followed by junior Alexis Tolefree with 12.1 ppg.
While Dungee’s offense has garnered a lot of attention, Monk is the player who is approaching the 1,000-career points plateau. The North Little Rock, Arkansas, native enters the game with 966 points in 94 games and could surpass 1,000 points before the holiday break.
The atmosphere is expected to be electric in Moody Coliseum as they welcome their first Southeastern Conference opponent to their home court.
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The Wildcats opened the season with six consecutive wins. They suffered their lone loss at Tulsa, 75-63, despite getting a double-double performance from Dominique Golightly. Golightly leads four upperclassmen in double figures in a balanced offense for the Wildcats.
Mayla Mabry, one of five 6’-0” or taller players, leads the team with 11 blocks while Sara Williamson has 10 on the year and averages 11.1 ppg.
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