Weekend Preview - Sam Houston & Belmont Come To Bud

Dates: Saturday, Nov. 27 & Sunday, Nov. 28
Times: 2 p.m. on Saturday, 7 p.m. on Sunday
Opponents: Sam Houston (Sat. Nov. 27), Belmont (Sun. Nov. 28)
Location: Bud Walton Arena (Both Games)
TV: SEC Network+ (Both Games)
Tickets: Click HERE ($5 Adult/$3 Youth Online, $10 Adult/$8 Walk-Up)


  • Arkansas Women’s Basketball grinded out a win on Monday night in Bud Walton Arena, beating SMU , 65-58.
  • Redshirt junior forward Erynn Barnum continued her strong start to the season, totaling 18 points, a team-high, and nine rebounds in a near double-double performance.
  • Makayla Daniels put forth her second straight strong performance, going for 16 points and seven rebounds.
  • The Razorbacks wrapped up their final game before Thanksgiving with a stingy defensive performance, holding the Mustangs to a 39 percent shooting clip from the field, including 21 percent from behind the arc.
  • The Razorbacks forced 16 turnovers, which resulted in 18 points, and kept SMU from establishing any rhythm offensively.
  • The Arkansas offense was uncharacteristically tame Monday, also shooting under 40 percent on a difficult night to put the ball in the basket, but despite that, the Razorbacks managed to outscore SMU in three of the four quarters and held the lead for over 37 of the game’s 40 minutes.
  • A 10-0 Arkansas run in the middle of the fourth quarter, including eight big points from Amber Ramirez, stretched a four-point lead to a 14-point lead to help finish off the rallying Mustangs.
  • The Hogs veterans sealed the deal in this one, as Ramirez, Daniels and Barnum combined for 18 of the Hogs’ 19 fourth quarter points.
  • Barnum’s 18 points marked a new career best.
  • Daniels continues to assert herself on the glass, pulling down seven more rebounds.
  • Freshman guard Samara Spencer finished with six points, three boards and a team-high three steals.
  • Ramirez would finish with 11 points, her fourth straight outing in double-figures.
  • Sasha Goforth did it all in this one, tallying eight points, eight boards, two assists, two steals and a block.


  • The Hogs have played five games in the 2021-22 season, and they are 4-1.
  • After falling to UConn last week, the Hogs bounced back, winning two straight.
  • Arkansas first went on the road to take on Arkansas State, downing the Red Wolves, 94-71.
  • The Hogs then won a defensive slugfest against SMU, gutting out a 65-58 win.
  • Makayla Daniels played her best game of the season against the Red Wolves, scoring a season-high 22 points, pulling down a season-high eight boards, and dishing a season-best five assists.
  • Daniels became the first Razorback with a 20+ point, 8+ rebound and 5+ assist game since Malica Monk had one against Samford in 2017 (21-9-6, 11/12/17).
  • Versatile forward Erynn Barnum has had a stellar start to the season, showcasing her ability to do a little bit of everything.
  • Five games into the season, she’s averaging 13.2 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 1.4 SPG, 1.2 BPG and 1.2 APG.
  • Her marks in scoring and rebounding this season lead the team.
  • She was at it again against SMU, going for a career-high 18 points and nine boards in the win.
  • After going scoreless in the opener, Amber Ramirez has rounded into form. Following the Tarleton game, Ramirez has averaged 13.8 points per game on 41 percent shooting.
  • She was huge in the SMU win, going for nine points in the fourth quarter.
  • Some of Arkansas’ players may have changed, but Head Coach Mike Neighbors’ offensive philosophy has not.
  • The Hogs continue to get a large share of their points from the three point and free throw lines, while also taking care of the basketball.
  • The Razorbacks rarely give the ball away, as their 9.8 turnovers per game is the fourth-best mark in the nation, and the second-best mark in the Power 5, behind only Maryland.
  • The Hogs are also getting to the line a ton, as their 130 free throws attempted through five games is the second most in the nation.
  • Arkansas has made 81 of those attempts, which is good for ninth-most in the nation.
  • From beyond, Arkansas is back in the top-25 nationally, as they have hit 39 threes so far this season.
  • The Hogs’ 137 three-point attempts this season is the eighth-highest clip in the NCAA.


On Sunday, PLEASE COME IN FROM THE NORTH on Razorback road. Arkansas Men’s Basketball will play Sunday at 3 p.m., so outbound traffic will make it difficult to get to your lot from the South.

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