LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Arkansas ladies’s basketball group’s (24-13) season got here to an finish within the Postseason WNIT Nice 8, because the Razorbacks fell to Kansas (23-11), 78-64. Arkansas was down by as many as 21 factors however clawed again to make it an eight-point sport with underneath a minute to go within the third quarter. The Razorbacks outscored the Jayhawks 31-22 in third quarter however couldn’t shut in deeper on the lead. Makayla Daniels led Arkansas with 21 factors as certainly one of 4 Razorbacks in double figures. With an 139-day season, the longest in program historical past, the Razorbacks end the season with 24 wins.
Arkansas got here up empty on their first two possessions, as Kansas jumped out to a 5-0 lead, however Chrissy Carr knocked down a midrange jumper to get the Razorbacks on the board. The Razorbacks went chilly, going 0-for-6 from the sector and never scoring for 5 minutes, because the Jayhawks went on a 10-0 run. Arkansas known as a timeout, trailing 15-2 with 3:47 left within the body. Makayla Daniels got here up with an and-1 to finish the Razorbacks’ drought and continued to attain with a 3-pointer and layup to go on a 10-0 run herself. Simply earlier than the tip of the quarter, Daniels delivered a layup and bought fouled within the course of. She missed the free throw, as Arkansas trailed 20-12 on the finish of the primary quarter.
The Razorbacks fell in one other scoring drought to start the second quarter, going into the media timeout taken at 3:53 with out scoring a basket. This allowed the Jayhawks to go on a 10-0 run, main 30-12 with lower than 4 minutes left within the quarter. Coming off the bench, Jersey Wolfenbager delivered Arkansas’ first rating of the quarter with a layup off a dish from Erynn Barnum, however Kansas answered on their subsequent possessions with a 3-pointer to take a 21-point lead, their largest of the sport. Barnum got here up with an and-1, however Kansas continued to catch hearth from deep with their fourth triple of the sport. Arkansas went 0-for-5 from the sector to finish the half, behind 38-19.
Barnum bought the Razorbacks on the board first within the second half with a troublesome layup, however Arkansas couldn’t discover a cease on the opposite finish, as Kansas responded with a layup. Carr drained a 3-pointer, however the Jayhawks went on a 4-0 run. Daniels delivered a 3-pointer off a second-chance alternative and Samara Spencer got here up with a layup, as Arkansas lower the deficit to 13. As Arkansas went on a 7-0 run, Kansas took a timeout, whereas the Razorbacks clawed their method again in, down 44-33 with 6:07 remaining within the quarter. Arkansas bought known as for a troublesome foul on a 3-pointer, however Spencer answered with a layup. Daniels logged her third 3-pointer of the sport with the Razorbacks trailing 49-38. Kansas went on one other 4-0 run, however Daniels had a response with a jumper to assist Arkansas go 8-of-9 from the sector throughout a stretch late within the quarter. A Spencer layup lower the Jayhawk result in single digits at eight, however Kansas bought a layup with 5 seconds left within the body. Arkansas outscored Kansas 31-22 within the third quarter, whereas the Jayhawks owned a 60-50 edge going into the fourth quarter.
Kansas opened the fourth quarter on a 7-0 run, forcing Arkansas to name a timeout, down 67-50, with 7:53 left within the sport. Saylor Poffenbarger registered Arkansas’ first factors of the quarter off an and-1 out of the timeout, however Kansas answered with a layup. Carr introduced the power with an and-1 and Daniels registered a 3-pointer to climb the Razorbacks again to a 10-point deficit, down 72-62 with 4:08 left within the sport. Spencer then made a layup to chop the deficit to 9 with lower than three minutes remaining, whereas Kansas couldn’t rating a subject aim for six minutes. That was the closet Arkansas would get to the lead, as Kansas made massive stops down the stretch. Arkansas fell, 78-64 of their ultimate sport of the season on the WNIT Nice 8.
- Daniels recorded her second consecutive 20-point sport, main Arkansas with 21 factors off 8-of-13 capturing from the sector
- Barnum registered 13 factors, whereas going 7-of-7 from the free throw line. She completed simply shy of a double-double with eight rebounds, whereas additionally including two assists and one block
- Spencer delivered 12 factors and 4 rebounds
- Carr recorded 10 factors in her ultimate collegiate basketball sport
- Poffenbarger completed the season with 255 rebounds after flattening six on the day. These 255 rebounds is the second most in a person season by a Razorback
- Emrie Ellis pulled down 4 rebounds and Wolfenbarger had 5 factors and three boards off the bench
- Arkansas went 4-of-4 from 3-point land within the third quarter, ending the day with seven triples