Aggies win, send Arkansas to No. 10 seed at SEC Tournament

Published: Sunday, March 3, 2019
Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors reacts during an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia in Athens, Ga., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors reacts during an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia in Athens, Ga., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

— Chennedy Carter scored 24 points, N'dea Jones had 13 points and 16 rebounds and No. 19 Texas A&M beat Arkansas 66-53 on Sunday.

Malica Monk started the second quarter with a 3-pointer to cut Arkansas' deficit to 18-17 before Texas A&M went on a 16-2 run and led by double digits for most of the remainder of the game.

Chelsea Dungee's layup brought Arkansas to with 55-46 with 8:15 left to play before a 7-1 run by the Aggies (23-6, 12-4 SEC) created a safe distance.

Texas A&M controlled the interior, outscoring the Razorback 38-12 in the paint. Despite a 1-for-11 shooting performance from 3-point range, and 9 of 18 from the foul line, the Aggies made 28 of 66 (42 percent) overall.

Dungee led Arkansas (17-13, 6-10) with 15 points and Malica Monk scored 13. The Razorbacks struggled from the field going just 18 of 59 (30.5 percent).

With the loss, Arkansas finished the season as the No. 10 seed in the SEC and will play No. 7-seed Georgia on Thursday at 6 p.m. during the SEC Tournament in Greenville, S.C.

The Razorbacks lost a pair of closely-contested contests to the Bulldogs (18-11, 9-7) this year. Georgia won 80-72 in Fayetteville on Jan. 31, and 93-83 in Athens, Ga., on Feb. 21.

Texas A&M is the No. 3 seed at the conference tournament and will not play until Friday.

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