Preview - No. 13 Arkansas @ Tennessee
Date: Thursday, Jan. 7
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena
TV: SEC Network
LAST TIME OUT
- Arkansas (10-2, 1-1) bounced back Sunday inside Bud Walton Arena, beating Missouri (4-3, 0-2), 91-88, to get back into the win column.
- Redshirt senior Chelsea Dungee was crucial in that department, scoring 10 points in the final frame and keeping the Hogs ahead.
- Dungee, who went off for 38 in last year’s meeting between the teams in Bud Walton Arena, led the Hogs once again, scoring 25 points.
- Amber Ramirez added 17 while Makayla Daniels chipped in 16.
- Dungee ended one-point shy of her season-high point total, scoring 25 Sunday night.
- It was her 36th career game going for 20+.
- Arkansas dominated the turnover battle, forcing 19 Tiger turnovers while only committing seven.
- Ramirez helped in the turnover department, collecting four steals, a season high.
- Daniels scored in double-figures for the tenth time this season against the Tigers, matching her total double-figure games output from all of last season.
- Missouri allowed only 60 points per game coming into Sunday and had not allowed more than 78 points in a game this season. Arkansas scored 91.
- No. 13 Arkansas is 1-1 over its first two games in SEC play, losing to then No. 13 Kentucky, 75-64, on the road on opening night, before bouncing back with a 91-88 home win over Missouri.
- As a result of the week one split, the Hogs dropped in both the polls, moving down to 13 in both the AP and Coaches Polls.
- In the first NET Rankings, the Hogs came in at No. 15. They are 4-2 against teams in the Top 100, including a win over No. 3 Baylor.
- With the win against Missouri, Arkansas now has 10 victories on the season.
- They are one of just three teams in the NCAA to have already reached double-digit wins, joining No. 3 NC State and No. 8 Texas A&M.
- The win was also the third in a row for the Hogs over the Tigers, the first time they have beaten Mizzou three straight times since the 2014-15 seasons.
- Chelsea Dungee has been on a tear to start conference play, averaging 22.5 points per game, third in the league behind only Rhyne Howard and Jordan Lewis.
- She scored 20 against Kentucky on the road, and 25 in the Hogs’ home win over Mizzou.
- Amber Ramirez has once again stepped up her play in conference play, too, as she is averaging 14.0 points per game in conference play so far, good for 16th in the league.
- Dungee and Ramirez have each made five threes, good for second best in the league thus far.
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