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Lady’backs defeat Louisiana Tech in WNIT First Round

FAYETTEVILLE – The Arkansas women’s basketball team (22-12) defeated Louisiana Tech (19-13) in game in which the Razorbacks led wireto-wire to cruise to a 69-47 victory in the first round of the Postseason WNIT.

Arkansas held the Lady Techsters to just three points in the first quarter, a season-low defensively in a quarter, which set the tone for the Razorbacks in the victory. In a game where Arkansas led by as many as 23 points, Chrissy Carr led the way with 17 points.

Samara Spencer also had a great night to capture her second career double-double with 14 points and a career-high 11 assists. The Razorbacks are now 8-0 in opening round Postseason WNIT games.

Spencer was dominant on all areas of the floor with her second career double-double, doing so with 14 points and a career-high 11 assists. She also added six boards and a block in 34 minutes played

Spencer’s 11 dimes is also tied for the most assists delivered in a WNIT game by a Razorback. Her double-double in points and assists is her second of the season, marking the first Hog to have a double-double in points and assists since 2016-17 when Jailyn Mason did so

Carr led the game with 17 points with four 3-pointers and going 5-for-6 from the free throw line. She also added five boards

Barnum delivered 14 points off 7-of-12 shooting with six boards, three assists and a block

Poffenbarger registered 11 defensive rebounds and three assists. She now has 204 defensive rebounds on the season, becoming the first Razorback to ever log 200+ defensive boards in a season UP NEXT

Arkansas will play Stephen F. Austin in the second round of the Postseason WNIT. The game is set for Monday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at Bud Walton Arena.





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