Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers. He and his wife live in Fayetteville.
Jackson earns third freshman of the week award
Arkansas forward Jessica Jackson pulls up to hit a jump shot over Ole Miss defender Valencia McFarland at the buzzer before halftime during Sunday afternoon's game at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas' Jessica Jackson was named the Southeastern Conference's freshman of the week for the third time Monday.
Jackson scored a career-high 31 points and 10 rebounds in the Razorbacks' win over Ole Miss on Sunday. The Jacksonville native also had 24 points in a game Thursday at Georgia.
The freshman is leading Arkansas in scoring and rebounding this season, averaging 16.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. The Razorbacks (15-4, 2-4 SEC) will play at No. 9 Kentucky on Sunday.