Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and Biletnikoff Award.
UA women beat Texas Tech, improve to 8-0
Jessica Jackson (00) of Arkansas drives down court as Ivonne Cook-Taylor (2) of Texas Tech guards on Saturday Dec. 3, 2016 during the game at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Jessica Jackson scored 14 points to lead Arkansas to a 66-60 win over Texas Tech on Saturday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge at Bud Walton Arena.
The Razorbacks (8-0) led by as many as 15 points in the fourth quarter, but had to hold off a late run by the Red Raiders. Recee Caldwell hit a pair of 3-pointers in the final minute to twice pull Texas Tech within six points.
Caldwell finished with a game-high 29 points for the Red Raiders (4-3). She made 11 of 25 field goal attempts, including 6 of 12 3-pointers.
Arkansas won despite a bad shooting performance. The Razorbacks finished 32 percent (24 of 74) from the field, but compensated by making six 3-pointers and scoring 13 second-chance points on 20 offensive rebounds.
Malica Monk and Aaliyah Wilson each scored 11 points for Arkansas. Reigning SEC freshman of the week Jailyn Mason had 9 points and 9 rebounds.
The win was the Razorbacks' second in the third year of the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
Arkansas is scheduled to play again Wednesday against Butler (2-5) at home.
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