Alabama avenges earlier hoops home loss to Arkansas

By Razorbacks Communications
on 2024-02-02 00:00 AM

FAYETTEVILLE – The Arkansas women’s basketball team (16-7, 4-4 SEC) was defeated by Alabama (17-6, 4-4 SEC), 86-70, as the Hogs were outscored 23-6 in the second quarter.

Arkansas was able to cut the deficit to nine with 3:38 left in the game, but that final push came too late. Alabama shot 50 percent from the field and outrebounded Arkansas 46-32 in the game.

Saylor Poffenbarger paced the Hogs with her seventh double-double of the season behind 23 points and 11 rebounds.

Arkansas led, 16-14. but fell in a scoring drought for over three minutes, which allowed Alabama to go on a 6-0 run and take a 20-19 lead at the end of the first quarter.

During another Razorback scoring of 2 1/2 minutes, the Tide pushed their lead to 29-22.

Alabanma closed out the quarter on a 17-3 run and took a 43-25 advantage at the half.

Arkansas was outscored 28-26 in the third quarter and trailed 71-51 heading into the fourth quarter during which it did close within nine.


Five Hogs finished the game in double digits in scoring

Poffenbarger captured her seventh double-double of the season with 23 points off 9-of-18 shooting and 4-of-9 from 3-point with 11 rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes

With 266 rebounds on the season, Poffenbarger surpassed her rebound total from last season in just 22 games, which is the fourth most in a season in school history. Poffenbarger is now tied for third in individual season double-doubles

Samara Spencer registered 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists and one steal. She is now tied for 11th on the career assist list with 332 and logged her 17th game this season with 10+ points

Makayla Daniels recorded 11 points off 4-of-8 shooting and five assists

Maryam Dauda logged 10 points, four rebounds, four assists and three blocks. With 58 swats on the season, she is tied for sixth in individual season blocks

In her first game back after six off from injury, Taliah Scott logged 10 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 28 minutes played off the bench

Arkansas logged 11 3-pointers, its 13th 10+ 3-pointer night of the year

With 136 blocks on the season, Arkansas is tied for seventh on the individual season list for swats


The Hogs will stay home to host Auburn on Sunday, Feb. 4 for Arkansas’ Play4Kay game. Fans are encouraged to wear pink for the game, which will tipoff at 5 p.m. at Bud Walton Arena and will be broadcast on SEC Network.

(Last updated: 2024-02-02 00:00 AM)