Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers. He and his wife live in Fayetteville.
Arkansas women enter SEC unbeaten
Arkansas' Calli Berna passes the ball during the second half of the game against Mississippi Valley State in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville on Saturday December 28, 2013. Arkansas defeated Mississippi Valley State 100-54.
FAYETTEVILLE Jhasmin Bowen scored 18 points to lead Arkansas to a 100-54 win over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.
Bowen led five Razorbacks in double-figures scoring. Arkansas (13-0) scored its most points since Dec. 29, 2009.
Jessica Jackson (15 points), Keira Peak (12), McKenzie Adams (11) and Ana Faussurier (10) also scored in double figures. Calli Berna tied a career-high with 13 assists.
Arkansas used a 27-3 first half run to extend its lead to 33-7 and ensure the game wouldn't be close. The Razorbacks, which lead the NCAA in scoring defense, gave up their most points of the season in the win.
Arkansas closed nonconference play undefeated for the third time under seventh-year head coach Tom Collen. The Razorbacks will open Southeastern Conference play on Thursday with a home game against No. 13 South Carolina.