Preview - No. 21 Arkansas vs. Missouri

Date: Sunday, Jan. 12
Time: 2 p.m. CT
Opponent: Missouri
Location: Bud Walton Arena
TV: SEC Network
TICKETS: $5 Adults, Kids 12 & Under in Free with Paying Adult
PROMOTIONS: Diaper Derby | Junior Spirit Day | Postgame Autographs and Layups


  • No. 21 Arkansas fell on the road to No. 4 South Carolina (15-1, 3-0), 91-82, at Colonial Life Arena on Thursday night.
  • Aliyah Boston led the way for the Gamecocks, double-doubling in the game with 19 points and 25 rebounds.
  • The Hogs’ three-point duo led the way in this one, as senior guard Alexis Tolefree went for 22 points (5-10 3PT), while redshirt junior guard Amber Ramirez scored 20 points (2-7 3PT). The pair combined for seven of Arkansas’ 12 three pointers made.
  • South Carolina came out strong to open the game, going on a 24-6 run to open things up. Carolina’s freshmen duo of Boston and Zia Cooke was great in the open, as they combined for 20 of the Gamecock’s first 24 points.
  • The Hogs never laid down though, as Coach Neighbors’ squad finally got hot in the fourth quarter. The Hogs outscored the Gamecocks 29-17 in the final frame, cutting the lead down to nine on several occasions, where it would finish. The Hogs trailed by as many as 25 in the game.
  • For Tolefree, it was her sixth 20+ point game of the season, and her third in her last five games.
  • Ramirez went for 20+ for the second straight game, joining Tolefree and Chelsea Dungee as the only Hogs to drop 20 or more in back-to-back games this season.
  • A’Tyanna Gaulden kept it going at the point, dishing a career-best seven assists in this one. It was her third game this season with 6+ assists, the only Hog with multiple such games this season.
  • Sophomore guard Rokia Doumbia led the Hogs on the glass, pulling down six boards, including two offensive.


  • Alexis Tolefree and Amber Ramirez have been arguably the most lethal three-point shooting tandem in the country this season.
  • The duo has combined for 105 three-balls so far this season, the most by a duo in the NCAA.
  • Ramirez currently leads the SEC and is third in the nation with 58 treys, while Tolefree is third in the league and tied for 11th nationally with 47 long balls.
  • That volume becomes even more impressive when you take the pair’s efficiency into account.
  • Arkansas is the only school in the NCAA with two three-point shooters in the top-25 in terms of percentage (Tolefree, 8, 47.5/Ramirez, 21, 44.6).
  • Together, they are shooting threes at a staggering .459 clip (105-229).
  • Tolefree currently leads the SEC in 3PT FG PCT, while Ramirez owns the second best percentage in the league.
  • The duo is currently 25-56 (.446) in SEC only contests.
  • Redshirt junior A’Tyanna Gaulden has emerged as the leading distributor for the Hogs.
  • She currently leads the Razorbacks in assists, with 49 of them so far this season.
  • Gaulden is the only Razorbacks this season with multiple games with 6+ assists, including a career-best seven assist performance against South Carolina. She also went for six at Cal, and had six more against Northwestern State, both of which were single-game career-bests for Gaulden.
  • Through three games in the SEC, Gaulden leads the league in Assist/Turnover Ratio (5.0).


  • Mizzou enters the game at 4-12 overall and 1-2 in conference games, having beaten LSU and falling at Tennessee and to Mississippi State at home.
  • Sunday’s matchup will be the 24th all-time game between the Hogs and the Tigers, but Mizzou has dominated the series recently, winning the last seven straight.
  • Mizzou’s elite freshmen duo of guard Aijha Blackwell and forward Hayley Frank have lived up to their billing so far this season, as they both currently rank among the top-30 in scoring in the SEC.
  • Much like Arkansas, Mizzou depends on the long ball for a lot of its offense.
  • Mizzou currently ranks in the SEC’s top-four and the nation’s top-50 in three-pointers made (127 – third in SEC, 27th nationally), three-pointers made per game (7.9 – third in SEC, 44th nationally) and three-point percentage (36.0 percent – fourth in SEC, 35th nationally).
  • Individually, six Tigers are shooting better than 35 percent from deep and seven have made 13 or more shots from three. Senior guard Jordan Roundtree leads the team in three-point percentage at 43.3 percent (13-of-30), while senior guard Jordan Chavis leads the team in three pointers made with 28.
  • Chavis’ team-leading 1.8 three-pointers made per game ranks ninth in the SEC.


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