Sugar Bears (1-4) in blowout fashion, 105-58, Sunday afternoon in Bud Walton Arena.
Senior guard Chelsea Dungee led the Hogs in points and steals, with 26 and two, respectively. She shot 9-of-13 from the field and was a perfect 3-for-3 from 3-point range.
Senior guard Destiny Slocum followed with 22 points and four assists. The Oregon State transfer went 9-of-16 from the field and grabbed five rebounds.
“In-state schools, there’s always that rival, always that tension,” Dungee said in a postgame Zoom press conference Sunday. “So we wanted to come out with energy realizing that the target is on our back. I thought we did a great job of sharing the ball, shooting in rhythm, just working on the things we need to work on and preparing ourselves for the SEC.”
Arkansas started off the first quarter with a 24-2 lead. The only two points UCA was able to muster were both on free throws. UCA was 0-of-14 shooting in the first quarter.
Freshman guard Jalisa Outlaw was the leading scorer for the Sugar Bears with 22 points and was 8-of-16 shooting.
The Razorbacks shot 54.1% from the court.
With Arkansas’s fourth-straight victory under the team’s belt, Dungee is looking forward to what lies ahead, she said.
“I want to see us against better competition to see how we handle that,” Dungee said. “I think we’ve only had a couple of those games and I’m excited to see these next few weeks and months ahead.”
Arkansas controlled the ball protectively, turning it over just five times. Meanwhile, UCA had 35 turnovers, including nine steals for the Hog defense.
The day before, the Arkansas men’s basketball team squared off against UCA in an in-state game. Women’s head coach Mike Neighbors shared his thoughts on Razorback athletics facing in-state opponents.
“A lot of those kids come and watch, and they saw how much it means,” Neighbors said. “Not everyone understands it, grasps it, feels it like us old-timers do that this game is not normal to play in-season, really ever, but specifically in-season. I think they appreciated it.”
The Razorbacks women’s basketball team’s next matchup will be at the Jack Stephens Center against the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+.