Razorbacks at Georgia Thursday
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Finishing strong is the motto for the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team with just two regular season games remaining. Arkansas (11-16, 6-8 SEC) travels to Georgia (20-7, 8-6 SEC) Thursday and wraps up the regular season hosting Ole Miss (10-17, 2-12 SEC) on Senior Day Sunday.
Arkansas at Georgia
When: Thursday, Feb, 25, 2016 | 6 p.m.
TV: SEC Network Plus/ESPN Whip Around Coverage
Watch Live: http://es.pn/10gkGeg
Arkansas is looking to get a seventh win in SEC play, the most under second year head coach Jimmy Dykes. The possibility of two wins could vault the Razorbacks up in the SEC standings in a muddled middle mess of really good teams.
The Razorbacks begin the week as the No. 10 seed in the SEC but could move up to a No. 5 spot if they win and others lose.
Below is the breakdown of the 2016 SEC Tournament seeds if the season ended on February 21. Seeding Record Games Remaining:
1. South Carolina 13-0 at UA, at UM, LS
2. Texas A&M 10-4 at AU, UK
3. Mississippi State 9-5 at VU, UA
4. Auburn* 8-6 AM, at UF
Florida* 8-6 at LS, AU
Georgia* 8-6 AR, at UT
Kentucky* 8-6 MO, at AM
Missouri* 8-6 at UK, VU 9
Tennessee 7-7 at UA, UG
10. Arkansas 6-8 at UG, UM
11. Vanderbilt 4-10 MS, at MO
12. Alabama 3-10 SC, UT, MS
13. LSU 3-11 UF, at SC
14. Ole Miss 2-12 SC, at AR
*— The tied teams have not all played each other so the tie cannot be broken at this time. Currently teams would be in this order: MO (.750); UG (.667); UK (.500); AU (.400); UF (.200). South Carolina has clinched #1 seed.
Georgia enters the series with 20 wins and they are coming off a big win over Florida in their most recent contest. Georgia has won six of its last seven SEC games with two wins over ranked league opponents.
Two players average double figures for the Bulldogs led by Tiaria Griffin with 15.0 ppg. Shacobia Barbee checks in with 12.7 ppg and is the team’s leading rebounder averaging 9.1 rpg this year.
Junior Jessica Jackson and senior Melissa Wolff continue to lead Arkansas this year. Jackson ranks fourth in the SEC in scoring and has posted 23 double-figure scoring games this season. Wolff is the defensive leader and averages a team-best 7.3 rpg.
Wolff is on pace to become just the fifth Razorback women’s basketball player to record 700+ points and 700+ rebounds in her career. She enters the Georgia game with 693 points and 698 rebounds.
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