Tom Murphy is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll.
Success with No. 5 Alabama goal for Arkansas gymnasts
Heather Elswick of Arkansas during her floor routine against Missouri Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.
If Arkansas is going to continue its regular season winning streak over No. 5 Alabama, it will probably have to deliver its best performance of the season.
No. 23 Arkansas vs. No. 5 Alabama
WHEN 7:30 p.m.
WHERE Barnhill Arena, Fayetteville
RECORDS Alabama 1-2, 1-1 SEC; Arkansas 0-3, 0-2 SEC
SERIES Alabama leads 31-4-1
COACHES Mark Cook (15th year at Arkansas); Dana Duckworth (3rd year at Alabama)
TV SEC Network
EVENTS Vault: No. 5 Alabama 49.192, No. 24 Arkansas 48.817; Bars: No. 7 Alabama 49.242, No. 49 Arkansas 48.2; Beam: No. 2 Alabama 49.408, No. 18 Arkansas 48.892; Floor: No. 7 (tie) Alabama 49.167, No. 21 Arkansas 48.9.
TOP GYMNASTS (Top 100)
VAULT No. 22 (tie) Nickie Guerrero (Ala.) 9.867, No. 29 (tie) Wynter Childers (Ala.) 9.85, No. 43 (tie) Sydney McGlone (Ark.) 9.842, No. 48 (tie) Keely McNeer (Ala.) 9.833, No. 52 (tie) Abby Armbrecht (Ala.) 9.825, No. 67 (tie) Kiana Winston (Ala.) 9.813, No. 72 (tie) Braie Speed (Ark.) 9.808, No. 99 (tie) Katie Bailey (Ala.) 9.792.
BARS No. 2 (tie) Winston (Ala.) 9.925, No. 28 (tie) Bailey (Ala.) 9.858, No. 32 (tie) Shea Mahoney (Ala.) 9.85, No. 54 (tie) Mackenzie Brannan (Ala.) and Amanda Jetter (Ala.) 9.825, No. 73 (tie) McNeer (Ala.) 9.817.
BEAM No. 5 (tie) Guerrero (Ala.) and Aja Sims (Ala.) 9.9, No. 8 Winston (Ala.) 9.892, No. 14 (tie) Maddie Desch (Ala.) 9.875, No. 67 (tie) Mary Lillian Sanders (Ala.) 9.813, No. 81 (tie) Jessica Yamzon (Ark.) 9.8.
FLOOR No. 10 (tie) Winston (Ala.) 9.917, No. 20 (tie) Sims (Ala.) 9.875, No. 32 (tie) Guerrero (Ala.) 9.863, No. 59 (tie) Ariana Guerra (Ala.) 9.842.
ALL-AROUND No. 6 Winston (Ala.) 39.55, No. 72 (tie) Yamzon (Ark.) 38.717.
NOTEWORTHY Arkansas edged Alabama 196.375 to 196.175 in their last meeting at Barnhill Arena before a crowd of 3,164 in 2015. Arkansas had two falls and the Crimson Tide had three falls on the beam in that meet. … The Crimson Tide will take on Auburn in Birmingham, Ala., on Sunday.
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