FAYETTEVILLE — When Arkansas hosts Georgia on Thursday night, Lady Razorback fans have a chance to support a great cause of breast cancer awareness and win prizes from the Hogs Think Pink game sponsors. Tipoff is 7 p.m. at Bud Walton Arena and tickets are available at the door.
Special Hogs Think Pink tee-shirts are available at the game for $10, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Komen Foundation and its local Ozark Race for the Cure.
But every fan arriving for the game wearing any pink will be eligible for the timeout, halftime and postgame drawings. Best Buy and Panera Bread provided gift cards and gift baskets. Prize values range from $50 to $100 each, with special grand prizes given away during the halftime drawing.
It is all to draw attention to the Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association national Think Pink awareness campaign on breast cancer. Arkansas women’s basketball coach Tom Collen is a board member of the WBCA.
On the court, the Lady’Backs, 17-5, and the Lady Bulldogs, 16-6, try to turn around losing streaks in SEC play. Arkansas won its last SEC game at Walton Arena by using defense to defeat Miss State, 56-42, but dropped its last two road games. Georgia arrives on a three-game losing streak, two against SEC foes.
Arkansas is led by senior point guard Brittney Vaughn, who is now two assists away from becoming just the sixth player in UA history to have 400 career assists.
Arkansas top scorers, post Whitney Jones (10.9 ppg) and forward Ayana Brereton (10.9 ppg), along with senior starting post Sarah Pfeifer (9.3 ppg) find themselves once again in the land of the giants. Georgia starts a pair of 6-3 inside players, Megan Darrah and national player of the year candidate Tasha Humphrey (16.9 ppg, 8.8 rpg), and a 6-5 center, Angel Robinson. None of Arkansas starting five are over 6-0.