UA women beat Texas Tech, improve to 8-0

By: Matt Jones
Published: Saturday, December 3, 2016
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.
Photo by Ben Goff
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.

— 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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