Hogs will host Charlotte on Thursday at Bud Walton


FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas begins a three-game home stand hosting Charlotte on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Bud Walton Arena.

Arkansas (5-3) follows up with a Sunday contest against Tulsa at 2 p.m., and hosts UT-Arlington on Sunday, Dec. 17. The Razorbacks travel to Arizona State on Dec. 21, wrapping up the pre-holiday games.

Scouting Arkansas
It sounds like a broken record but Devin Cosper and Malica Monk continue to be the engine of this Razorback team. The duo have both scored in double figures in all eight games this season.

Cosper leads the Southeastern Conference and ranks fourth in the nation in made 3-pointers, averaging 3.3 per game.

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Monk ranks fourth in the SEC in scoring with 19.1 points per game and has had at least one made 3-pointer in every game this year.

Opponents, however, cannot sleep on the other players. Kiara Williams has grabbed double-digit rebounds in three games including a career-best 16 boards at Kansas.

Taylah Thomas ranks fifth among SEC freshmen with 6.4 rebounds per game. Jailyn Mason tallied her third, and second consecutive, double-digit scoring game at Kansas and has played key minutes in multiple positions.

Coach Mike Neighbors also brags on the successful defense played by Bailey Zimmerman. Zimmerman is often tasked with guarding the other team’s shooter and has shut several opponents down from long distance.

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Scouting Charlotte
The 49ers enter the game with a 3-5 record after picking up a win over Coppin State last week.

Charlotte is in the midst of a tough schedule playing four consecutive road games and they have seven of eight games away from home.

Four players average double figures for Charlotte led by Amaya Ransom at 13.9 ppg. Laia Raventos (13.4), Octavia Wilson (11.1) and Nyil Jamison-Myers (10.3) also average double figures.

Thursday vs. Charlotte
• First meeting between teams
• Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 student/youth general admission
• Chalk Talk about 6:35 p.m. before tip on the East Concourse
• Postgame team autograph session on the floor

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Sunday vs. Tulsa
• Arkansas leads the series 20-3
• First 300 fans in attendance will receive a “Happy Holidays” t-shirt
• Teddy Bear Toss – get in free with a teddy bear that will be donated to the Salvation Army
• Sunday Funday – Youth 12-under get in free
• $5 tickets for adults
• Postgame team autograph session on the floor