Razorback Women’s Basketball meets Alabama tonight



Razorback Women's Basketball meets Alabama tonight


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The No. 24 women’s basketball team from Arkansas (17-5, 4-3 SEC) has a big duel Thursday night when Alabama (15-5, 4-3 SEC) comes to town. Both teams sit fifth in the SEC standings in a three-way tie, while Arkansas is also trying to rebound from two straight losses to the top three teams on the road. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Bud Walton Arena and will be Arkansas’ We Back Pat game. The game will be broadcast on SEC Network.

GAME INFORMATION

Date: Thursday 26 January
Time: 6 p.m
Opponent: Alabama
Location: Bud Walton Arena
Clock: SECN
Listen: Razorback Sports Network from Learfield
Promotions: We Back Pat, season ticket holder, bring a friend, and appreciation for health and first responders
Tickets: Buy here
U of A Students: Request your tickets in advance through your student account
Arkansas Game Notes
Live Stats

storylines

  • The Razorbacks are 17-5 and conceded back-to-back losses after starting the league 4-1 in what marked their best start in SEC play since 2005-06
  • Arkansas has been ranked in the WBCA/USA Today Coaches Poll for seven of the last eight weeks, ranking 24th last week. The Razorbacks received two votes in the AP Poll and have been included in that poll four weeks straight this season (Nos. 21, 21, 17 and 24 in AP).
  • Looking to recover strongly, the team hosts two games at Bud Walton Arena where the Razorbacks are 9-1 this season. Most wins by a team owned by Mike Neighbors at BWA is 14, achieved in 2019-20
  • Though it’s still early on the SEC table, Thursday’s game will be big for SEC standings as the Crimson Tide, Razorbacks and Mississippi State Bulldogs finish fifth in the league with 4-3 records
  • The Arkansas vs. Alabama game features the conference’s #1 and #2 3-point shooting teams, as well as two teams ranked fifth in the league standings
  • With another win, Arkansas would start the SEC season 5-3, matching the eight-game league start the Razorbacks achieved in 2019-20 and 2018-19 under head coach Mike Neighbors
  • Arkansas has five straight wins against the Crimson Tide, and the Razorbacks are hoping to make it six in a row and nine of the last 10
  • The program is looking for double-digit home wins for the 21st time at Bud Walton Arena
  • Coach Neighbors has led the program to another successful year in the regular season as the Razorbacks have 17 wins. This is the Arkansas coach’s fifth winning year of the regular season
  • Another win will see Arkansas match last season’s overall wins at 18
  • All five Arkansas starters average near double digits. There are 11 teams in the country that have at least five players averaging double digits per game
  • Erynn Barnum leads the Razorbacks with 15.7 points per game and 25 total blocks. In her fourth year with the Arkansas program and with several games remaining in the season, she has surpassed season highs in every statistical category but one. She has 346 points and 148 total rebounds in the season
  • Saylor Poffenbarger serves the team at 7.2 rebounds per game, with 138 of their 159 rebounds coming on the defensive side
  • Samara Spencer is the second-best scorer with 15.3 points per game and leads the team with 98 assists; 4.5 per game. Her assist total has already surpassed the total she accumulated as a freshman last season
  • Makayla Daniels leads the team with 31 steals while averaging 13.0 points per game
  • Chrissy Carr is amassing 11.3 points per game and leading the roster with 49 3-pointers
  • The team ranks first in the SEC with 13.27 in earnings per game
  • Arkansas comes to the line 24.09 times per game, which is second in the conference and third in the country
  • In the SEC, Arkansas leads in 3-point attempts per game (26.9) and is #2 in 3-point attempts per game (8.4).

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