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FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas returns from the holiday break hosting Grambling State in the final non-conference game of the 2017-18 season.
The Razorbacks (8-4) and Tigers (3-7) meet in Bud Walton Arena on Thursday for a 7 p.m. tip and the game will air on the SECN+.
The Razorbacks lead the league and rank fourth in the country with just 11.4 turnovers per game. They are also first in the SEC and 11th in the nation with 340 3-point field goals attempted this season.
The Razorbacks are coming off a tough loss at Arizona State before the holiday and are looking to bounce back before starting Southeastern Conference play.
Malica Monk continues to lead the team. The North Little Rock native is averaging 17.8 points per game and ranks in the top five in the SEC for field goal attempts, minutes played and free throw percentage.
Monk has made 18 consecutive bonus shots.
Scouting Grambling State
The Tigers are 3-7 on the year with three players averaging double figures. Shakyla Hill leads the team with 13.3 ppg and is also the team’s leading rebounder with 6.6 boards per contest.
GSU has lost four in a row heading into the contest with Arkansas.
The Razorbacks open SEC play hosting Ole Miss on Dec. 31, at 2 p.m.
The home SEC opener snaps a three-game streak of road league openers and is only the 10th time since joining the conference that Arkansas opens at home.