Jackson Has Double-Double; Razorbacks Win Big

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Five players in double figures got the University of Arkansas out to a great start with a 97-53 win over Southeastern Louisiana in the 2015-16 season opener in Bud Walton Arena.

Jessica Jackson, Kelsey Brooks, Malica Monk, Khadijah West and Alecia Cooley were all in double figures as Arkansas’ dominated the game from the opening tip. The win moves Arkansas to 20-0 all-time in season home openers and to 2-0 under head coach Jimmy Dykes. Jackson’s 13 points and 10 rebounds is her first double double of the year and her 11th in her career.

Freshman Devin Cosper got the start at the point and scored the first basket of the game and the Razorbacks would never trail. Cooley finished with 15 points and nine rebounds followed by 13-point efforts from Jackson and West. It was Wests’ first career double-figure scoring game. Brooks dropped in 11 points, had eight assists and five steals while Monk added 10 points for the Razorbacks.

Arkansas’ 97 points ties an Elementary Day record and the Razorbacks grabbed an Elementary Day record 59 rebounds. The team’s 59 boards and 48 bench points are the most in both categories under Dykes.

The Razorbacks shot 42.5 percent for the game, made seven three pointers and 16 free throws behind Cooley’s 5-for-5 performance from the line.

We had two goals today. First we wanted to win the game. Second, we hope that we inspired a young boy or girl to work hard, study hard and maybe play sports or be a cheerleader or in the band – to go to college. That is really important to us. We were very thankful for the more than 4,500 fans who came out and cheered us on today.

The Razorbacks return to Bud Walton Arena hosting Sam Houston State at 2 p.m. Sunday. Sunday is Sunday Fun Day and kids 12 and under get in free with a paying adult. Adult general admission tickets are just $5.

Arkansas is 20-0 in home openers and 2-0 under Jimmy Dykes
Arkansas is 6-0 in home Elementary Days
Arkansas won the tip
Arkansas is 2-0 all-time against Southeastern Louisiana
Arkansas opened the game on an 8-0 run
All 11 eligible players played and scored in the win
Junior Jessica Jackson had her first double double of the year with 13 points and 10 rebounds. It is the 11th of her career.
Junior college transfer Alecia Cooley debuted with 15 points and nine rebounds in the win
Arkansas set an Elementary Game record with 59 team rebounds
Attendance of 4,937 is an Elementary Game record
Attendance of 4,937 is an Elementary Game record

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