Arkansas (12-5, 1-2 SEC) shot 6 of 32 (18.8 percent) from the field in the first half in trailing 34-14 at halftime and could never recover as Missouri (14-3, 3-0) rolled at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo.
The Razorbacks finished 29.7 percent from the floor, but the Tigers were 50 percent for the game including 8 of 13 (61.5 percent) in the fourth quarter. Missouri was also 15 of 17 (88.2 percent) from the free-throw line, while Arkansas managed just 7 attempts, including 0 in the first half.
Missouri owned a 48-14 advantage in points in the lane and a 30-15 spread in bench points. The Tigers also outrebounded the Razorbacks 45-28, including 36-19 on the defensive end.
Arkansas did force 17 Missouri turnovers, while committing 9.
Arkansas' Chelsea Dungee shared game-high points honors with Missouri's Amber Smith with 15. Dungee shot 4 of 17 from the field and was the only Razorback player in double figures.
Smith led all rebounders with 12.
Sports on 01/11/2019
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