University of Missouri

Arkansas women run over Missouri 73-55

The Arkansas women’s team was just too much for Missouri on Sunday.

The Razorbacks overpowered the Tigers 73-55 in Fayetteville, Ark.

The Tigers, 11-8 overall and 1-5 in the Southeastern Conference, kept pace with the Razorbacks, 11-6 and 1-4, for the first eight minutes. But Arkansas pulled ahead on back-to-back three-pointers and built a comfortable 38-22 lead by halftime.

The biggest offensive disparity in three-point percentage. The Razorbacks had the hot hand with 42.1 percent, while Missouri only hit 20.8 percent.

Despite the lackuster offensive numbers, Missouri forward Jordan Frericks had 14 points and nine rebounds, while guard Sierra Michaelis scored 12 points.

Arkansas’s Kelsey Brooks led all scorers with 21 points.

Next, the Tigers will play host to No. 10 Kentucky at 3 p.m. Sunday in the annual We Back Pat game, benefiting the Pat Summitt Foundation.

Sunday’s highlights

▪ Moriah Jefferson scored 15 points and added seven assists and six rebounds and No. 2 UConn beat USF 92-50 in Storrs, Conn., to claim sole possession of first place in the American Athletic Conference.

▪ Sara Hammond scored 16 of No. 4 Louisville's first 20 points and the Cardinals held off Virginia 67-55 in Louisville, Ky. Louisville won its ninth straight and remained perfect in the conference to sit atop the ACC.

▪ Danielle Ballard scored a season-high 25 points to go with five assists, and LSU posted its second straight upset of a ranked team, beating No. 10 Kentucky 84-79 in Baton Rouge, La. The Wildcats lost for the second time in three games.

▪ Carlie Wagner's three with 1:18 left in the game gave No. 23 Minnesota a 60-59 lead in Minneapolis. Indiana's Jenn Anderson responded with a jumper with 55 seconds, but Minnesota's Mikayla Bailey made a steal and on the possession and Wagner's jumper with 37 seconds left put the Gophers, who eventually won 65-61, in the lead for good.

| The Associated Press