Dismal Shooting Performance Dooms Tulsa Women's Hoops; Falls to Arkansas, 64-43
Dec. 9, 2003
Tulsa, Oklahoma - Tulsa senior Candice Brewer scored a team-high 15 points, but the Golden Hurricane suffered its poorest shooting performance of the year and dropped a 64-43 decision to Arkansas in front of 1,378 at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.
Much like the frigid air outside, Tulsa was ice cold from the field, shooting a season-low 21.2 percent (11-52) on night, including 20-percent (4-20) from behind the three-point line. A stingy Arkansas defense never let TU get into any kind of rhythm. However, the Lady Razorbacks only managed to hit 40 percent (24-60) of their shots and just 26.7 percent (4-15) from beyond the arc. Both teams struggled from the free-throw line as well. TU shot 56.7 percent, compared to 50-percent on the night from Arkansas.
Tulsa (3-2) took a quick lead early in the game on a Brewer lay-up, but Arkansas overtook the Hurricane on a three-pointer that banked high off the backboard from Kristin Peoples at the 14:18 minute mark. The Golden Hurricane stayed within striking distance and tied the contest at 15-15 on another Brewer jumper. Shameka Christon gave Arkansas the lead for good when she hit a jumper with 5:25 remaining in the first half.
Tulsa cut the deficit to a single point, 20-19, on two free throws from junior Becky Heidotten, but the Lady Razorbacks countered with back-to-back three-pointers from April Seggebruch and jump out to a seven point lead at the intermission.
Arkansas (5-2) continued its defensive intensity in the second half and increased its lead to as many as 23 points in the final period.
Brewer was the only Golden Hurricane to reach double figures, while freshman Jillian Robbins pulled down a team-high 11 boards.
Christon led the Arkansas attack with a game-high 21 points and 14 rebounds. Ruby Vaden chipped in 13 points for the Lady `Backs.
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