Battle of the Border: Arkansas at Missouri

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team is coming off a buzzer-beating win over Vanderbilt and travels across state lines to Missouri as Southeastern Conference action continues Sunday at Mizzou Arena.

Arkansas at Missouri (receiving votes)
Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 | 2 p.m. CT
TV: SEC Network Plus |
Series: Arkansas leads 11-5; defeated No. 24 Missouri Jan. 17, 64-52 in Bud Walton Arena

It what was arguably one of the most physical games for the Razorbacks this year, Arkansas upset then No. 24 Missouri, 64-52, in Bud Walton Arena. All five starters were in double figures for the Razorbacks in the first meeting paced by a 15-point performance from junior Jessica Jackson.

Junior Kelsey Brooks added 13 points in 29 minutes. Junior Alecia Cooley had her second double-double as a Razorback with 12 points and 10 rebounds and senior Melissa Wolff added 11 points and 10 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the season. Sophomore Devin Cosper had 11 points rounding out the Razorbacks in double figures.

Since that meeting, Arkansas has gone 2-4 and enters the contest with a 10-14 overall record and a 5-6 mark in the SEC. Missouri is 4-3 since that game with a 19-6 overall record and is one spot in front of Arkansas in the SEC standings.

Jessica Jackson leads Arkansas and ranks second in the SEC averaging 17.1 points per game this year. Jackson is third in SEC only games with a 16.7 ppg average and ranks fifth in conference games with a .412 field goal percentage. She is fifth in free throw percentage in league games as well.

Missouri counters with Sophie Cunningham and Cierra Porter who rank fourth and fifth, respectively in free throw percentage in all games. The Tigers started the year 13-0 for the first time in program history and have hit the 19-win milestone before February for only the second time in program history.

• This is the second meeting between these teams this year
• Arkansas won the first meeting, 64-52, in Fayetteville Jan. 17
• All five Razorback starters were in double figures in the first contest this year
• Arkansas has just five regular season games remaining on the schedule
• The Missouri game and the Razorbacks home game against Alabama are this year’s Play4Kay Games
• Sunday’s game airs live on the SEC Network Plus with Ben Arnet and Jarrett Sutton calling the action
• The game can be seen live here:

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