@Razorbackwbb Know Your Opponent: Auburn
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Following two games on the road during the previous week, the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team returns home for the first of two regular-season matchups with the Auburn Tigers. Arkansas will travel to Auburn Feb. 15. The Razorbacks will be looking to snap a two-game skid after dropping games to Vanderbilt and Florida. Arkansas is 6-4 at Bud Walton Arena this season.
Here is a look ahead to the Razorbacks’ next opponent:
• The Tigers enter Thursday’s contest 9-11 overall and 0-7 SEC. Auburn is the only team without a win in the conference.
• Auburn lost its most recent game Jan. 26 at home against No. 18/20 Mississippi State, 59-48.
• Auburn averages 60.1 points per game (14th SEC) on 41.2 percent shooting (fifth SEC).
• Tra’Cee Tanner is the team’s leading scorer and also ranks 14th in the conference, averaging 12.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per game
• Auburn will be without the services of senior guard Hasina Muhammad who is serving a two-game suspension following her involvement in an on-court fight against Alabama Jan. 22. Muhammad was averaging 13.2 points in conference games, the most on the team.
• Auburn ranks second in the conference in steals per game with 11.7.
• Terri Williams-Flournoy (Penn State, ’91) is 47-41 (.534) in her third season as head coach of the Tigers. She is 190-149 in her 10th season overall as a head coach, after previously coaching at Georgetown from 2004-2012. Auburn has advanced to the WNIT in each of Williams-Flournoy’s first two seasons.
• Arkansas trails the all-time series with Auburn 12-20, including a 7-8 mark in games played in Fayetteville.
• Auburn came out on top, 56-48, in the teams’ only meeting last season, Feb. 2, 2014 in Fayetteville. Jessica Jackson led all scorers with 19 points and 12 rebounds
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