FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team closes out the non-conference schedule Wednesday hosting New Orleans in a 7 p.m. tip in Bud Walton Arena.
Arkansas (4-8) hosts New Orleans (3-5)
Date | Time: Wednesday, Dec. 30 | 7 p.m.
TV: SEC Network Plus | http://es.pn/1TcDe21
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas | Bud Walton Arena
Social: Twitter/Facebook/Instagram @RazorbackWBB
Game Notes: Arkansas | New Orleans
Arkansas is coming off a 40-point win over Mississippi Valley State Monday in which four Razorbacks scored in double figures. The team was paced by junior Jessica Jackson who dropped in 18 points followed by sophomore Devin Cosper with 16, junior Alecia Cooley with 15 and freshman Jordan Danberry with 11 points in the win.
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The Razorbacks face a 3-5 New Orleans team who has back-to-back losses coming into the contest. The Privateers have had a long layoff with their last game coming before the holidays, Dec. 17. Despite their record, New Orleans leads the Southland Conference in rebounds per game with 47.3 and they are second in assists per game averaging 14.9 per contest.
Jackson enters the contest as Arkansas’ leading scorer and the junior ranks fourth in the SEC with 17.7 points per game. The Jacksonville, Arkansas, native is also averaging 7.8 rebounds per game and is one of only two league players to rank in the top-10 in both categories.
Although Arkansas’ record isn’t where head coach Jimmy Dykes would like for it to be, the team has had several successes on the season. Arkansas has been even with or out-rebounded nine of 12 opponents and has held 10 of 12 below their season scoring average. The Razorbacks have won the turnover battle in eight games this season and Arkansas has faced a challenging non-conference schedule that includes two top-7 teams, five teams who were in the postseason a year ago, three teams who are picked to win their conferences and faced six of those opponents away or on neutral courts.
• Arkansas leads the series 7-0
• The Razorbacks are 3-0 in Fayetteville; 2-0 in New Orleans and 2-0 on a neutral court
• The first meeting was in 1980 and the most recent meeting was in 2007
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