Preview - No. 23 Arkansas @ Ole Miss
Date: Sunday, Feb. 16
Time: 2 p.m.
Opponent: Ole Miss
Location: The Pavilion
TV: SEC Network
LAST TIME OUT
- No. 25 Arkansas put on a historic offense display on Sunday afternoon, beating No. 15 Kentucky, 103-85, marking the most points ever scored by the Hogs against an SEC foe.
- For the Razorbacks, the win marked their first win against the Wildcats since 2011 (W, Kentucky, 78-67, 1/6/11).
- Head Coach Mike Neighbors’ squad fed off what was a historic crowd all game long, as the 5,638 people packed in the Palace were the most at a Razorback Women’s Basketball game since January of 2011.
- Senior guard Alexis Tolefree continued her dominant final collegiate campaign, as she went for a team-high 30 against Kentucky.
- It was her second-career 30-point performance, and the second in her last three games.
- Redshirt junior guard Chelsea Dungee also had a big game for the Hogs, going for 24 points on an efficient eight for 12 clip, including a perfect four of four from beyond the arc.
- With her 30 points, Tolefree joined Chelsea Dungee as the only Hog with multiple 30+ point games so far this season.
- Tolefree continues to be a monster on the glass for Arkansas, as she registered her fourth game this season with 7+ rebounds.
- Junior forward Taylah Thomas continued her strong play, going for 13 points and a team-high seven boards.
- Ramirez matched her season-high in assists, dishing five of them against the ‘Cats.
- Redshirt junior guard A’Tyanna Gaulden also had five helpers against Kentucky, her seventh game this season going for five or more assists.
- Arkansas made history in its 103-85 win over Kentucky this past Sunday.
- The Hogs’ 103 points scored against the ‘Cats was the most ever for the program in an SEC game.
- It was the third time the Razorbacks scored 100+ in a game this season, and the second time they have done so during the conference slate.
- Their 103 points were the most since they scored 106 against Sam Houston State back in 2009.
- The win also marked the Hogs’ first against a top-15 opponent in Bud Walton Arena since 2016. (W, No. 13 Tennessee, 64-59, 1/14/16).
- The Razorbacks shot the ball at a staggering .593 clip (35-59) on Sunday afternoon, the best since they shot 60 percent (36-60) against Ole Miss back in 2013 (3/3/13).
- Arkansas was somehow even better from three, scorching the nets at a .667 percent (14-21) clip, the best percentage in program history when attempting more than 15 threes.
- Senior guard Alexis Tolefree has been excellent for the Razorbacks so far this season.
- She is averaging career-highs across the board, including points per game (15.8), field goal percentage (.444), three-point field goal percentage (.432), and assists per game (2.1).
- Tolefree was simply unstoppable against Missouri, going for a career-high 35 points on 12 of 23 shooting.
- She was also stellar against Kentucky at home, going for 30 points, including 25 in the second half.
- Tolefree has scored in double-figures in 12 of her last 13 games. She has gone for 20+ in six of those games.
- The senior guard has been lethal so far in conference play, averaging 18.5 points per game, which is second-most in the SEC.
- Tolefree is also averaging 5.1 rebounds per game in SEC only games, the second-highest mark on the team. Her 21 steals over the conference schedule is also the most on the squad and good for sixth in the league.
SCOUTING OLE MISS
- Ole Miss comes into its matchup with Arkansas a 7-17 record, and is winless so far in the SEC.
- Ole Miss comes into the game defending the three well in conference only games, allowing foes to shoot just 31 percent from deep this season. The Hogs, meanwhile lead the league in conference-only three-point percentage (.385) and three pointers made (9.9).
- The Rebels are led by Deja Cage, who is averaging a team-high 13.2 points per game. She is averaging 13.4 points per contest in SEC-only games.
- That mark in conference-only play is good for 15th in the league.
- Mimi Reid has been a great distributor of the Rebs so far this season, dishing 87 helpers, good for ninth in the league.
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