Alabama heads to Arkansas for Thursday night competition

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Alabama women’s basketball team will try to recover Thursday night when the Crimson Tide plummets to No. 1 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. RV/24 hits Arkansas. The game at Bud Walton Arena will begin at 6 p.m. CT on SEC Network.

The game

  • Alabama (15-5, 4-3 SEC) vs. Arkansas (17-5, 4-3 SEC)
  • Series History: 42nd meeting vs. Razorbacks (Arkansas leads 26-15)

how to follow

  • SEC network

    • Courtney Lyle (play-by-play) and Christy Thomaskutty (analyst)

  • CTSN

    • Roger Hoover (play-by-play) on call

  • Updates will be posted on the team’s official Twitter account, @AlabamaWBB

About the tide

  • UA enters the game at rank 24th in the NET ranking
  • Alabama continues to rank in the top 15 nationally for its long-range hot shooting
  • The Tide is ranked 10thth nationally in three percent (37.6) and 11th in three pointers per game (8.9)
  • Aaliyah Nye helped the tide from across the arc with a 45.2 percentage of three points ranking first and 14th in the SECth national
  • jada rice has tallyed 50 blocks this season in eighth place in the NCAA while averaging 2.5 blocks per game, 11th-Best average nationwide
  • As a team, Alabama is 29th national in goal advantage (14.6) and 39th national in goal defense (57.2)
  • The tide is guided by brittany davis 17.3 points per game
  • Davis also leads the team in boards (6.6 rpg) and steals 1.7 (spg)
  • Hannah Barbier Tempo UA in assists at 2.7 per game while Rice leads in blocks (2.5bpg)
  • Additionally, Sarah Ashlee Barker has averaged 6.2 points per game, 4.9 boards per game, 2.2 assists per game, and 1.6 steals per game
  • The Tide suffered a loss (89-51) to No. 4 LSU on Monday night that gave UA a three-game winning streak in SEC play

The Razorbacks

  • Arkansas is ranked 24thth according to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and receives votes in the AP poll
  • The team competes in Game 38 on Thursdayth in the NET ranking
  • Thursday is the 42ndnd Meeting between Alabama and Arkansas, with Arkansas leading 26-15 in the all-time streak spanning the last five meetings
  • Arkansas is the third-best team in the conference and 21stSt national for defensive boards, pulling down 29.8 per game
  • The team also averages 15.7 free throws per game, ranking 17thth national
  • Erynn Barnum leads the SEC and is ranked 17thth national field goal percentage (59.5) and has 132 field goals this season, ranking 31stSt national
  • Samara Spencer has a total of 98 assists this season ranked 27thth national in the category
  • Barnum leads the team in points (15.7 ppg) while Spencer is second on the team (15.3 ppg)
  • Saylor Poffenbarger has averaged 7.2 rebounds per game as a team leader, while Spencer leads Arkansas in assists (4.5 apg) and Makayla Daniels in steals (1.6 spg).
  • Barnum and Poffenbarger are averaging 1.1 blocks per game this season
  • Arkansas comes with back-to-back losses to then-No. 3/4 LSU and No. 1/1 South Carolina
  • The Razorbacks suffered a narrow 79-76 loss to the Tigers but fell 92-46 in their final game against the Gamecocks

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