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Watkins, Daniels get it done

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Watkins, Daniels get it done

FAYETTEVILLE — Senior Ashley Daniels and junior Sarah Watkins are getting the job done for Tom Collen and the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team. The duo have had back-to-back games in double-figure scoring leading the Razorbacks to wins over Auburn and No. 25/22 Vanderbilt this week. After Thursday’s win over Vanderbilt, Daniels, a Cold Water, Miss., native, moved to the top position in the Southeastern Conference in league games for free throw shooting. Daniels is 15-for-15 in six games shooting 1.000. Watkins, a Germantown, Tenn., native, tied her career-best with six blocks against the Commodores and leads the SEC in blocked shots per game. Watkins has 19 rejections in six games for a 3.2 block-per-game average. In addition to the individual success, the Razorbacks rank well in several categories and lead the SEC in a couple. This week, Arkansas ranks first in all games in free throw percent. The Razorbacks have made 75 of 104 bonus shots for 72.1 percent. Arkansas also leads the SEC in all games in defensive rebound percentage. The Razorbacks have recorded 452 defensive rebounds and allowed just 214 opponent offensive boards for 67.9 percent. Some other players to keep an eye on include senior C’eira Ricketts. The Louisville, Ky., native is second in both all-games and in SEC-only games in assist/turnover ratio and is fourth in steals in all games. She is fourth in assists in all games as well. Watkins ranks sixth in the SEC-only games for free throw shooting and senior Lyndsay Harris is third in league-only games in steals. Ricketts is tied for sixth. Arkansas returns to the court Sunday at LSU in a game that airs on FSN with a 2 p.m. tip.



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