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(20) Arkansas 57

(15-2, 3-2 SEC)

Alabama 53

(11-7, 0-5 SEC)

    3:00 PM ET, January 16, 2011

    1 2 T
    #20ARK 32 2557
    ALA 23 3053

    Top Performers

    Arkansas: C. Ricketts 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl

    Alabama: J. Robinson 12 Pts, 3 Reb

    No. 23 Arkansas overcomes sloppy play to nip Alabama

    Associated Press

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- C'eira Ricketts scored 18 points and Sarah Watkins added 16 as Arkansas (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) survived 28 turnovers and defeated Alabama 57-53 Sunday.

    Arkansas (15-2, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) never trailed, though Alabama tied the score on five occasions. Watkins gave the Razorbacks the lead for good on two free throws with 5:32 left and Keira Peak, who had 11 for Arkansas, hit a 3-pointer with 3:01 to go for a 54-49 lead.

    The Crimson Tide (11-7, 0-5), which lost its fifth in a row, pulled to within one, despite making only two of its final nine shots. They were only a little less sloppy than Arkansas with 24 turnovers. Shafontaye Myers' jumper and two free throws cut it to 54-53 with 1:29 left, but they came no closer.

    Ricketts hit three free throws in the final 15 seconds to seal the victory.

    Jasmine Robinson led Alabama with 12 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ARK
    ALA
    Points 57 53
    FG Made-Attempted 18-46 (.391) 18-45 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 1-8 (.125)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-21 (.714) 16-23 (.696)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 0

    Game Leaders

     
    ARK
    ALA
    PointsC. Ricketts 18J. Robinson 12
    ReboundsK. Peak 7T. Jenkins 7
    AssistsC. Ricketts 1T. Jenkins 2
    StealsC. Ricketts 4T. Jenkins 3

    2010-11 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Alabama leads 9-7
    » Jan 16, 2011 ARK 57, @ALA 53Recap | Box Score
    Feb 27, 2011 ALA 92, @ARK 79Recap | Box Score