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.
Razorbacks rout UAB in second round of WNIT
Arkansas' Bailey Zimmerman attempts a shot over UAB's Imani Johnson on Sunday, March 24, 2019, during the second round of the WNIT at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas tied a school-record with 15 3-pointers and routed Alabama-Birmingham, 100-52 on Sunday in the second round of the WNIT.
The Razorbacks (22-14) advanced to play TCU (22-10) in the third round of the 32-team tournament on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Bud Walton Arena.
Five Arkansas players scored in double figures Sunday, led by Alexis Tolefree’s 17 points. Malica Monk added 15 points, Chelsea Dungee 13 points and Jailyn Mason and Bailey Zimmerman scored 11 apiece.
The Razorbacks scored 100 points for the first time since 2016.
Arkansas made 15 of 30 attempts from 3-point range and tied the school record when freshman Grayce Spangler made three in the final four minutes. The Razorbacks previously made 15 against Providence in November 1998.
Arkansas led by as many as 51 points late in the game and trailed only briefly early in the first quarter. The Razorbacks led 52-22 at halftime and 83-35 at the end of three quarters.
Arkansas made 37 of 72 field-goal attempts and held UAB to 29.9 percent (20 of 67) overall and 12.5 percent (3 of 24) from 3-point range.
The Blazers (26-7) finished second place in Conference USA.
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