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Season continues with MVSU

Season continues with MVSU

FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team continues the 2010-11 season hosting Mississippi Valley State in at 7 p.m. game in Bud Walton Arena Wednesday.

Arkansas (2-0) opened the season with a pair of wins over Florida A&M and Davidson while MVSU suffered a 32-point loss at Texas in their opener.

"It’s good to be 2-0," said Arkansas head coach Tom Collen. "We are happy to have the wins but we know that we have a ways to go. I’ve been pleased with a lot of things so far and I’m happy with this team’s commitment to what we are trying to do.

"We know that they (MVSU) are a really athletic team," Collen said. "We have to settle down and find a way to be better in our half-court offense. We have to go back to basics and try to work on our half-court offense and have success with that. Rather than just try to win the game, we have to try and play better basketball and that’s a real priority for us Wednesday."

Arkansas has been paced by a strong junior class to start the season. Lyndsay Harris has had back-to-back 18-point games and C’eira Ricketts opened with 21 points, one shy of her career-best.

The Razorbacks have also done a good job of turning its opponents over, something that will again be key against MVSU.

"We want to win the turnover battle in every game," Collen said. "We have to do a good job of taking care of the basketball while forcing our opponents to make mistakes."

The Razorbacks are in the midst of a five-game home stand that continues with Middle Tennessee State Sunday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. and Tennessee State Tuesday, Nov. 23.

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