UA, Neighbors welcome home

Posted: January 29, 2018 at 1:59 a.m.

Arkansas women's basketball coach Mike Neighbors gives a thumbs up following the Razorbacks' 73-72 win against Ole Miss on Dec. 31, 2017 in Bud Walton Arena.

Arkansas women's Coach Mike Neighbors might not click his heels three times on the Walton Arena floor, but he's sure happy to be back home.

Today’s Ticket

Kentucky women at Arkansas

WHEN 6 p.m.

WHERE Walton Arena, Fayetteville

RECORD Kentucky 10-11, 2-5 SEC; Arkansas 11-10, 2-6

SERIES Kentucky leads 21-13

RADIO KABZ-FM 103.7 in Little Rock; KQSM-FM 92.1 in Fayetteville; KFPW-AM 1230 and KFPW-FM 94.5 in Fort Smith; KURM-AM 790 and KURM-FM 100.3 in Rogers.

ONLINE ArkansasRazorbacks.com

TELEVISION SEC Network

PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS

KENTUCKY

POS;NAME;HT.;YR.;PPG;RPG

G;Taylor Murray;5-6;Jr.;11.5;4.8

G;Makenzie Cann;6-1;Sr.;7.0;3.4

G;Maci Morris;6-0;Jr.;15.7;4.0

F;Keke McKinney;6-1;Fr.;3.9;3.0

C;Alyssa Rice;6-3;Sr.;7.9;6.9

COACH Matthew Mitchell (251-111 in his 11th season at Kentucky)

ARKANSAS

POS;NAME;HT.;YR.;PPG;RPG

G;Malica Monk;5-5;Jr.;16.2;3.8

C;Kiara Williams;6-1;So.;7.8;7.4

G;Jailyn Mason;5-9;So.;10.4;4.0

G;Devin Cosper;5-10;SGr.;14.6;6.5

F;Bailey Zimmerman;6-0;Jr.;3.2;3.1

COACH Mike Neighbors (11-10 first year at Arkansas; 109-51 overall)

TEAM COMPARISON

Kentucky;;Arkansas

67.7;Points for;67.4

62.9;Points against;70.9

+2.3;Rebound margin;-3.4

+2.3;Turnover margin;+2.1

41.3;FG pct.;.36.4

35.4;3-pt FG pct.;28.5

70.2;FT pct.;.66.6

CHALK TALK The Wildcats put four in double figures led by Taylor Murray’s 20 points to blow out Alabama, 79-54, in their last game4. … Kentucky shot 64.7 percent from the floor and outscored the Crimson Tide 25-5 in the fourth quarter. … Junior Maci Morris leads Kentucky in scoring, averaging 15.7 points per game overall and a team-best 14.8 in Southeastern Conference play. … Junior point guard Malica Monk leads Arkansas in scoring, averaging 16.2 points per game for the season and 14.6 in SEC play. … Kentucky is having trouble keeping up on the boards, being outrebounded by an average of eight per game in SEC play.

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