FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team hosts back-to-back Southeastern Conference games this week welcoming Georgia on Thursday and No. 16/18 South Carolina on Sunday.
In The Lane
Georgia (12-8, 3-4 SEC)
Date: Thursday, Jan. 31
Time: 7 p.m.
Promotions: Hoops and Heels Night, Razorback Neighbor Night with Rogers and Bentonville, Pregame Chalk Talk with Coach Mike Neighbors and postgame autographs with the team.
Arkansas (16-5, 5-2 SEC) is coming off a three-win week with road victories at Tennessee and Florida and a home win over Alabama. Senior Malica Monk had a great week averaging 21.3 points per game. The North Little Rock native posted a season-best 25 points in just three quarters in the win at Florida and she played 115 of a possible 120 minutes during the stretch.
Sophomore Chelsea Dungee and junior Alexis Tolefree, along with Monk, continue to average double figures for the season. Dungee leads Arkansas with 17.0 ppg, followed by Monk with13.6 ppg and Tolefree with 11.1 ppg.
Also stepping up is junior Jailyn Mason. A steady player all season long, Mason is averaging 8.7 ppg over the last three contests. She averaged 34.7 minutes per game with five steals, 10 assists and 20 rebounds tying sophomore Taylah Thomas as the leader on the boards last week.
The Razorbacks’ recent success has the team receiving votes in the USA Today Coaches Poll for the first time this season. In addition, they have moved into the bracket in Charlie Creme’s forecasted field of 64 postseason teams.
This week’s games mark the halfway point of the SEC season. Arkansas follows up Georgia and South Carolina with a road game at LSU as the season continues. Road games at No. 19/15 Kentucky, No. 20/24 Texas A&M and a return contest at Georgia are on the horizon for the Razorbacks.
The No. 16 Gamecocks (14-5, 6-1 SEC) travel to No. 19 Kentucky on Thursday before facing Arkansas in a 4 p.m. tip on the SEC Network on Sunday. South Carolina’s only SEC loss was at No. 7 Mississippi State. They have won two in a row since then.
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