basketball-women-d1 flag

Rick Nixon | NCAA.com | January 19, 2016

Women's basketball team of the week: Arkansas Razorbacks

  Kelsey Brooks scored 13 points in the Razorbacks win over No. 24 MIssouri.

After a lackluster non-conference portion of the schedule that at one stretch saw Arkansas lose eight of nine games, the Razorbacks have turned their season around, going 3-1 over the past two weeks against four Top 25 teams and are the NCAA.com Team of the Week.

Behind junior forward Jessica Jackson, Arkansas posted a pair of statement wins at home this week over Tennessee and Missouri. The win over No. 13 Tennessee was the first against the Lady Vols in Fayetteville since 1996, and only the third ever over Tennessee. The Razorbacks improved to 8-10 overall and 3-2 in the Southeastern Conference, vaulting up the standings into a tie for third place. Even though it didn’t register at the time, Arkansas’ season may have turned a week earlier on Jan. 7, when the Razorbacks scored a 67-61 home win over Texas A&M.

Against Tennessee, Jackson topped the 20-point scoring mark for the seventh time this season and led three players in double figures with 25 points as Arkansas defeated the Lady Vols 64-59 on Jan. 14. She was joined in double figures by Devin Cosper with 11 and Jordan Danberry with 10 in the win.

The Razorbacks then defeated No. 24 Missouri on Sunday as Jackson again led the way with 15 points, while Alecia Cooley and Melissa Wolff had double-doubles to lead Arkansas to the 64-52 victory. Cooley had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Wolff 11 points and 10 boards.

Jackson, currently the only double figure scorer on the Arkansas roster, leads the team with an average of 17.4 points per game while pulling down 6.9 rebounds.

Arkansas returns to action Jan. 21 on the road at LSU.

Honorable mention teams of the week: Arkansas State, Baylor, Louisville, Montana State, Notre Dame, Ohio, St. Bonaventure and UC Riverside.

Arkansas baseball: 10 picks for the Razorbacks' all-time starting lineup

We dug deep into Arkansas baseball record books to pick the Diamond Hogs' all-time starting nine and coach.
READ MORE

When does the college baseball season start?

The 2020 college baseball opening weekend, set for Feb. 14-16, is here. Here's the information to know for opening day and the upcoming season.
READ MORE

SEC baseball preview: Reigning champion Vanderbilt to have plenty of challengers in loaded conference

The SEC figures to be a heavyweight free-for-all once again, with seven teams in the top 11 of the D1Baseball Top 25, and as much depth as ever.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners