Hogs hit road for rematch with Alabama on Sunday


FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas travels to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for a Southeastern Conference rematch with the Crimson Tide on Sunday.

The game tips at 1 p.m. and will air on the SEC Network.

Arkansas (11-11, 2-7 SEC) suffered an 83-76 loss to the Tide (14-8, 4-5 SEC) in Bud Walton Arena earlier this year.

The Razorbacks had a 55-50 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but Alabama went 20-for-25 from the line in the final frame to escape with the win.

Scouting Arkansas
The Razorbacks have three players averaging in double figures paced by junior Malica Monk. The North Little Rock native checks in at 16.0 points per game.

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Graduate student Devin Cosper averages 14.8 ppg and Jailyn Mason adds 10.5 ppg this season.

Arkansas continues to play well despite working though the toughest teams in the SEC and the nation in recent games.

The Razorbacks have played three ranked teams, and two others who got ranked shortly after facing Arkansas.

In addition, Arkansas has four more games against nationally-ranked teams this season. A tall order for a team in its first year with their head coach.

Speaking of tall – Arkansas is not. The Razorbacks continue to be undersized in the post this year. Despite that fact, Arkansas ranks tied for sixth in the SEC in rebounding offense, ninth in offensive rebounds and sixth in defensive rebounds.

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Scouting Alabama
Alabama fell to in-state rival Auburn, 69-60, in their most recent game. The Crimson Tide committed 25 turnovers leading to 29 Tiger points in the loss.

Hannah Cook (11.3 ppg) and Ashely Williams (10.6 ppg) are Alabama’s leading scorers with Williams doubling as their leading rebounder (6.5 rpg) as well.

The Tide are efficient from the field, shooting 40.4% and they rank among the SEC leaders in steals. Another important stat — Alabama is 10-2 at home.

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They average nearly 2,500 fans per game and Coleman Coliseum will be a challenging environment on Sunday.

Up Next
There are just six regular season games remaining for the Razorbacks. Arkansas returns home hosting No. 12 Tennessee on Feb. 8 and welcomes No. 15 Missouri on Feb. 11.

The Razorbacks have another rematch, this time at Kentucky, on Feb. 15 followed by home games with LSU, who is getting votes in the national poll, and No. 14 Texas A&M.

The regular season concludes with a trip to Vanderbilt on Feb. 25.


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