Robison has double-double in Razorback win
|WOmen's BASkEtBALL RESULTS
|Arkansas 57, Texas-Arlington 34
|LSU 51, Georgetown 40
|Vanderbilt 88, South Carolina-Upstate 42
FAYETTEVILLE – Redshirt sophomore Dominique Robison scored 12 points and had 13 rebounds leading the Razorbacks to a 57-34 home opening win over Texas-Arlington Wednesday.
The Razorbacks (3-1) have won 29 consecutive home openers dating back to the 1983-84 season and improve to 6-0 all-time against the Mavericks (0-3).
Arkansas shot just 33.3 percent on 20-for-60 from the floor. The Razorbacks won the rebounding battle, 48-35 and hit seven three-pointers in the game.
“We are still a work in progress,” Arkansas head coach Tom Collen said. “I thought the energy in the beginning was solid and our press let us score right away.
“We made some adjustments in the second half and talked a lot about rebounding and that keyed us.”
The Razorbacks won the opening tip and scored on their first possession of the game. They bolted out to a 6-0 lead forcing several UTA turnovers and pressing the ball.
But UTA found its rhythm and tied the game at eight with a 6-0 run of its own. From that point on, both offenses were cold from the floor.
Harris hit a three-pointer with 11:40 to go in the half and that seemed to spark the Razorbacks. Arkansas went into halftime with a 25-19 lead.
Arkansas was balanced in the first frame with six points from senior Lyndsay Harris and five each from junior Sarah Watkins and senior Ashley Daniels. Ricketts had four and led the team with four rebounds at the break.
The Razorbacks emerged from the locker room and found another gear on both offense and defense. Arkansas again opened the period with a 6-0 start and they stepped up the defensive pressure continuing to force the Mavericks into a lot of ball handling and 20 turnovers for the game.
Arkansas’ press forced UTA into a short clock with the Mavericks using 10-15 seconds to bring the ball up the floor. The hurried opponent offense never settled into a rhythm and Razorbacks’ deep bench was able to keep the pressure up for the entire game.
As the defense found success, the offense began to catch up with about 12 minutes remaining in the game. Robinson scored 10 of her 12 points in the second half and had 10 of her 13 rebounds in the final frame.
“We keyed off the defensive energy,” Robinson said. “We would love to be in transition all day. We like to run and it really makes us excited. We didn’t have our best game today. We all have to come out prepared every day. When we collectively as a group are ready, like against Florida State, we knew we had that game and that’s how we have to be for each game.”
“Dominique plays with a lot of heart,” Collen said. “She really wanted to step out and have a good game today. She was a great rebounder as a freshman. Today to played great defense and stepped up and made some shots.”
In addition to Robinson, Arkansas got nine points from Wakins and seven from both Daniels and Harris. Freshman Calli Berna finished with six. Freshman Jhasmin Bowen grabbed seven rebounds in her first collegiate game while senor C’eira Ricketts finished with six boards for Arkansas.
No. 20 LSU knocks off No. 14 Georgetown 51-40
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- LaSondra Barrett scored 11 points and No. 20 LSU beat 14th-ranked Georgetown 51-40 on Wednesday night.
Barrett, who also had eight rebounds, made five of six foul shots to help the Lady Tigers pull away over the final 3 minutes. Destiny Hughes added 10 points, three rebounds and two assists.
Tia Magee had 12 points during another rough game for the Hoyas (1-2), who shot 24 percent from the field and committed 23 turnovers. Sugar Rodgers went 4 for 20 to finish with 10 points.
Georgetown shot 33 percent from the field during Sunday's 72-53 loss at Maryland.
LSU (2-0) also struggled offensively, shooting 34 percent and committing 26 turnovers. But it put together a 6-0 spurt after the Hoyas pulled within four late in the game. Courtney Jones had a free throw and a field goal, while Barrett made three foul shots during the key stretch.
The Hoyas' only points in the last 3 minutes came on a 3-pointer by Magee. Two free throws by Taylor Turnbow and Barrett completed the scoring for LSU.
Georgetown used a 6-0 run to tie it at 32 with 13:58 left in the game. Adria Crawford, Rubylee Wright and Magee scored on three straight possessions for the Hoyas. The Lady Tigers regained the lead on a field goal by Adrienne Webb.
Vanderbilt Defeats USC-Upstate
The Vanderbilt women's basketball team improved to a perfect 3-0 with an 88-42 win over USC Upstate on Wednesday, November 16, at Memorial Gym.
Vanderbilt had another impressive opening half, as they led 42-16 at the break. The Commodores were keyed in the frame by a 21-0 run over nearly eight minutes that turned a 14-11 VU lead into a 35-14 VU lead.
The Commodores return to action on Tuesday, November 22, when they host Sam Houston State. Tipoff at Memorial Gym is set for 7:00 p.m.