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    SEC Women's Hoops Scoreboard: March 24

    Women's Basketball RESULTS
    Kentucky 61, Navy 41
    Tulane 60, Arkansas 48
    Auburn 84, WKU 66
    Green Bay at LSU

     


    Kentucky Advances Past Navy

    NEW YORK  - The Kentucky Wildcats shook off a slow first half to advance past Navy 61-41 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.
     
    DeNesha Stallworth paced the Wildcats with 18 points while Jennifer O'Neill chipped in 12 as Kentucky ran away from Navy in the second half. 

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    Watkins double-double not enough for the Razorbacks
     
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Senior Sarah Watkins had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds but it was not enough as the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team suffered a 60-48 loss in the second round of the WNIT to end the season.
               
    “It was a tough way to go out for our seniors,” Arkansas head coach Tom Collen said.  “We just didn’t play our best basketball today.  I can’t say enough about our seniors and what they meant to the program.”
               
    Fast paced tempo was the name of the game in the first 10 plus minutes of the game as the teams traded baskets.  Arkansas shot well in the early minutes but Tulane came out on fire shooting 57.1 percent on 8-for-14 through the second media timeout and held a slim, 17-20 lead over the Razorbacks.
               
    The Green Wave kept up the hot shooting while Arkansas went cold allowing Tulane to stretch the lead as the half wore on.  Tulane had a size advantage inside and the rebounds began to add up with Arkansas struggling to get second looks after missed shots.
               
    Arkansas suffered through an 0-for-4 streak while the Green Wave went on an 8-0 taking as 12 point lead with just over two minutes to play in the first half.  The physical contest came to a close at the half with Tulane up 22-36, shooting 56 percent from the half on 14-for-35 from the floor.
               
    The Razorbacks shot just over 29 percent hitting 7-of-24 in the frame.
               
    Arkansas’ offense continued to struggle in the second half but the picked up the defensive intensity trying to scratch back into the game.
               
    The Razorbacks changed defenses and tried pressing the Green Wave but couldn’t bring the gap into single digits as the shots just wouldn’t ball on the offensive side of the ball.
               
    But Arkansas pressed on finally getting the gap to single digits, 41-50, at the 2:35 mark after an 8-3 run that ate up 2:49 on the clock.
               
    Arkansas would get as close as six in the closing minutes but the valiant effort fell short in the end as Tulane would hold on for the win.
               
    In addition to Watkin’s double-double Jhasmin Bowen dropped in 11 points going 7-for-10 from the line in 18 minutes of play.  Junior Keira Peak had nine points and Dominique Wilson added eight for the Razorbacks.
               
    The loss ends Arkansas’ season with a 20-13 overall record.  It is the third consecutive season the Razorbacks have posted 20-plus wins.  Sophomore Calli Berna finished the game with four assists becoming the Razorbacks’ single-season assists leader knocking Amy Wright (205, 2005) out of the record books.

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    Auburn Moves On To WNIT Round of 16 With 84-66 Win Over WKU
     
    AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn women’s basketball utilized 33 points from 26 Western Kentucky turnovers and grabbed 20 steals en route to an 84-66 win Sunday at Auburn Arena in the second round of the WNIT.
     
    “Much credit to my young ladies,” Auburn head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy said. “They really had to hang in there, and they really had to fight. Western Kentucky was a team that kept coming at us. They played extremely hard. They hit a lot of shots at crucial times, but kudos to our team for just continuing to stay in there and fight hard.”
     
    Hasina Muhammad posted a career high 27 points with nine rebounds and three steals, while Tyrese Tanner had her second-consecutive 20-point game with 24 points, nine rebounds, four blocks, three assists and three steals. Freshman Chadarryl Clay added 10 points and five rebounds.
     
    Alexis Govan led Western Kentucky with 23 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Chastity Gooch added 19 points for the Hilltoppers, while Bianca McGee notched 16 points on 5-of-14 from the field with all five field goals coming from beyond the arc.