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Women’s Basketball to Face SEC Rival Arkansas on Sunday

Ashton Judd

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Women’s Basketball travels to face Southeastern Conference rival Arkansas at 3 p.m. Sunday in Bud Walton Arena. The contest will air on SEC Network.

Missouri enters the contest following their second bye of the season on Thursday. The Tigers fell to Auburn in their last matchup a week ago.

Mama Dembele led the Mizzou against Auburn with a triple-double performance featuring 15 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds.

Dembele’s effort marked the first triple-double by a Tiger since Christine Flores on Dec. 7, 2011 and the first with assists since Erika Martin on Nov. 27, 1995.

The point guard ranks first in the SEC with 6.8 assists per game (4th nationally) and second in the conference with 3.2 steals (9th nationally).

Ashton Judd scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds against Auburn. Judd has scored 10+ in five straight games.

Grace Slaughter added 12 points and has now scored 10+ points in nine of the last 10 contests. Slaughter ranks third in the SEC among first-year players with 11.6 points per game.

Hayley Frank headlines the Missouri offense at 17.5 points per game. Frank ranks fourth on Mizzou’s all-time career scoring leaderboard (1,942) and is 177 points behind Renee Kelly (1983-87) for third.

Mizzou generates much of its offense from beyond the arc, ranks second in the SEC (25th nationally) in 3-point percentage (36.5%) and 20th in the country (2nd in SEC) with 8.6 makes per contest.

Arkansas enters Sunday at 17-9 including a 5-6 record in conference following consecutive losses to Florida and Tennessee.

The Razorbacks are guided by Mike Neighbors who is in his seventh year on the sidelines with a 137-86 overall record.

Arkansas defeated Missouri in the first round of the SEC Tournament a season ago before advancing to the Great Eight of the WNIT.

On the offensive side of the ball, the Razorbacks are led by true freshman Taliah Scott who leads the SEC at 22.3 points per game. The McDonald’s All-American was the No. 11 overall recruit in the 2023 class.

Sunday will mark the 35th meeting between the programs with Arkansas leading the series 22-12. The Razorbacks have won the last 11 meetings following a, 67-58 victory over the Tigers on Jan. 28.


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