It took the Razorbacks just three seconds to score, on a Maryam Dauda layup, and they didn’t look back. Arkansas led the rest of the way, all 38:57, en route to their fifth-straight win of the season.
Arkansas was able to win using a balanced attack, as all five starters were able to score in double figures. Taliah Scott and Saylor Poffenbarger led the way with 17 points each. Samara Spencer chipped in 16 points of her own, while Dauda and Makayla Daniels recorded 14 and 11 points, respectively.
“The balance is when we’re at our best, obviously,” said head coach Mike Neighbors following the game. “I know that we’ve got that, but to see it on display in one of these first five (games)…was really good.”
With the win, it marks the third time in Neighbors’ tenure in which the Hogs have began the year 5-0. That ties Neighbors with Tom Collen and Gary Blair for most in program history.
Next up for the Razorback women is a trip to Fort Myers, Fla. to play in the Elevance Health Women’s Fort Myers Tip-Off this weekend. They’ll play Wisconsin on Friday at 1:00 p.m. CT and either Marquette or Boston College on Saturday evening.
Both games will be streamed on FSWBucs.com and the Women’s Sports Network.