By Parrish Alford/NEMS Daily Journal
OXFORD – The Ole Miss women’s basketball team will try to snap a three-game losing streak, all within the SEC, when it takes on Arkansas tonight.
Tipoff at Tad Smith Coliseum is 7 p.m.
The Rebels (10-6) dropped to 0-3 in the league with a 68-52 loss at Vanderbilt on Sunday. Ole Miss is averaging just 50.3 points in SEC play.
The Rebels have a 13-1 edge against Arkansas in Oxford, having won 13 straight before losing here last season. They have not started SEC play 0-4 since the 1999-2000 season.
The Razorbacks are also looking for their first SEC win, having lost to ranked opponents Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee, two of those on the road.
The Rebels continue to get consistent play in the post from senior forward Nikki Byrd, who leads the team in scoring (14.6 ppg) and rebounding (10.7 rpg).
In the most recent release of NCAA statistics, Byrd is ranked 13th nationally in rebounding.
Arkansas (11-4, 0-3) is led by guards C’eira Rickets at 10.7 points a game and Sarah Watkins at 10.1 points a game.