FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Univ. of Ark.) - Jessica Jackson scored a career-high 31 points hitting a key three-pointer late in the game lifting the University of Arkansas women's basketball team to a 68-65 win over Ole Miss in Bud Walton Arena Sunday. The win moves Arkansas to 15-4 overall and 2-4 in the SEC while Ole Miss falls to 9-10 overall and 0-5 in league play.
Jackson opened the game with 18 points in the first half and continued her hot shooting early in the second frame as the Razorbacks ran out to a 16-point lead and seemed to have the game in hand.
Ole Miss rallied however, going on a 20-1 run as the Razorbacks went ice cold from the floor with an 0-for-12 stretch over eight minutes in the game. The Lady Rebels had a seven-point lead with 7:10 to play in the game and Arkansas seemed to be in some trouble.
Arkansas kept chipping away at the Ole Miss advantage until Jackson hit a step-back three with 4:34 to go that tied the game at 57 and shifted the momentum back to the Razorback side of the floor.
A back-and-four battle down the stretch, Arkansas was down one when Ole Miss committed a reach in foul that sent Jackson to the line. She calmly hit both bonus shots giving Arkansas the 66-65 advantage with 37 seconds left in regulation.
Ole Miss missed a long attempt and sophomore Melissa Wolff grabbed a big defensive rebound and was fouled on the play. She hit both of her free throws sealing the win for the Razorbacks.
Wolff finished with 14 points and eight rounds behind Jackson's double-double with 31 points and 10 boards. Sophomore Jhasmin Bowen was solid with 11 points and four boards while junior point guard Calli Berna had 12 assists and second rounds for the Razorbacks in the win.