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Arkansas Annihilates Tulsa 91-41

Last year this one came down to the wire... not so much this year.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 08 SEC Conference Women’s Tournament - Arkansas vs South Carolina Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It was an incredible night for the Women’s Basketball team, as Alexis Tolefree put on a show to lead the Razorbacks to a 91-41 win over Tulsa. The Conway native was locked in from behind the arc, going 6-10(!) from deep and 7-12 overall in a 20 point performance.

It was never really close, as the team put on the kind of excellent passing display that we’ve come to expect under second year coach Mike Neighbors. It was an all hands on deck night as well, as only three Razorbacks reached double digits in scoring, despite the large margin of victory. Erynn Barnum turned in 14 points from the bench and clinched a double-double with 12 rebounds. A’Tyanna Gaulden also scored 14 points, going 2-3 from beyond. Rokia Doumbia was also valuable off the bench, turning in 12 rebounds.

It was a rough night for Chelsea Dungee following her outrageous 32 point effort against Kansas State, but the Razorbacks were never really touched, so it didn’t matter. Unfortunately, this came at the cost of her double digit scoring streak ending at 26 games, but I’m sure she’s happier to have played part in such a gaudy win.

Tulsa had a terrible night shooting, going 0-16 from three, and only shooting 28.3% otherwise. No one playing for the Golden Hurricane even managed double digits.

I’m really excited to see this team playing so well. We knew Mike Neighbors was a good coach, as he was able to achieve really special things at Washington, but seeing him bring it back to Fayetteville is really enjoyable. Seeing Alexis Tolefree explode in these past two games has been awesome as well. With the pedigree of Neighbors, and the dynamic duo of Dungee and Tolefree, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this team make some noise in the SEC, which is saying a lot, as the SEC tends to be as good in women’s basketball as it is in football and baseball.

The team will take the court next against Northwestern State on December 15 at 2pm CT. As fun as it’s been to watch this team play, I really recommend going out to watch them.

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