The women’s basketball SEC tournament began Thursday, and the Arkansas Razorbacks found their way into the third round, securing an 86-76 upset win over the No. 7-seed Georgia Bulldogs.
The Razorbacks (18-13, 6-10 SEC) entered the tournament having dropped their last two games of the season and lost to the Bulldogs (18-12, 9-7 SEC) in both of the schools’ meetings this year. The third meeting was dominated by the Lady Hogs from the tip.
Arkansas took an early lead and held it for the majority of the game, as Georgia was only able to tie the game twice and take the lead once in the full 40 minutes. The Razorbacks led for almost 38 of the 40 minutes, and their largest lead of the game grew to 19 in the second half.
The leading scorer for the Razorbacks, guard Chelsea Dungee, was once again the focal point of the offense Thursday night as the recent All-SEC Second-Team honoree scored a game-high 31 points.
Georgia led by its All-SEC First-Team honoree Caliya Robinson, scored 19 points on 8-10 shooting and added nine rebounds to her line.
The Lady Hogs are facing a tough opponent in the third round, No. 2-seeded South Carolina. Arkansas held its own against the Gamecocks in Bud Walton Arena earlier in the year, losing by eight to the Top-15 team. The two meet again Friday at 5 p.m. in Greenville, South Carolina, and the game can be seen on the SEC Network.