FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Four players in double figures and a great rebounding effort led the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team to a 67-41 win over Tulsa in Bud Walton Arena on Sunday.
Junior Malica Monk scored a game-high 14 points and graduate student Devin Cosper had her fifth double-double of the year with 11 points and 11 boards. Both players have scored in double figures in all 10 games for Arkansas (7-3) this season.
Sophomore Kiara Williams dropped in a career-best 13 points and had seven rebounds in 17 minutes. Sophomore Jailyn Mason finished with 11 points and has scored in double figures in five games, including four consecutive games, this year.
Arkansas jumped on Tulsa from the opening tip and finished the first quarter on an 8-0 run holding the Golden Hurricane scoreless for more than two minutes. That gave the Razorbacks a 21-12 lead after the first period and Arkansas never looked back. The Razorbacks had 16-6 rebounding advantage that they stretched to 61-39 by the end of the game.
The +26-rebounding advantage is the largest margin since the Razorbacks out-rebounded Grambling State by +37 in 2014.
Junior Keiryn Swenson tied her career-best with nine rebounds as did junior Bailey Zimmerman with seven boards. Freshman Taylah Thomas also had seven rebounds in the win.
- Arkansas improved to 21-3 all-time against Tulsa.
- Kiara Williams scored a career-best 13 points and was in double figures for the fourth time this season and the fourth time of her career.
- Malica Monk reached double figures early in the third quarter. It is her 10th consecutive game with double figure points and the 26th game of her career in which she has scored in double figures.
- Devin Cosper reached double figures early in the third quarter. It is her 10th consecutive game with double figure points. Cosper has scored in double figures in 33 career games.
- Devin Cosper had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. It is her fifth double-double of the year (in 10 games) and the fifth of her career.
- Arkansas posted a season-best 61 rebounds. It is the fourth time in 10 games the Razorbacks have out-rebounded its opponents. It is the largest rebounding margin since the 2014-15 season.
- Jailyn Mason scored 11 points. It is her fifth game of the year in double figures and her fourth in a row. It is the 15th double-digit game of her career.
- Arkansas is 5-0 at home this year and have a +73 scoring margin against those opponents.
The Razorbacks break from competition for final exams this week. Arkansas returns to the court hosting UT-Arlington, on Sunday, Dec. 17, followed by a road game at Arizona State on Dec. 21. The Razorbacks host Grambling State on Dec. 28 and open Southeastern Conference play with Ole Miss on Dec. 31.
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